The Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice was
founded in 1982 and is a non-profit organization comprised of local
peace, church and environmental groups in more than fifty Florida
cities and towns. Membership is open to individuals as well as
The purpose of the organization is to promote
global peace by addressing environmental and social justice issues
locally and individually. We do this through educational programs
such as conferences, demonstrations, youth peace camps, publication
of our newsmagazine Just Peace, and through any other creative
non-violent means available.
Albert Einstein said, "You cannot simultaneously
prevent and prepare for war." We are in the business of
||To build a statewide grassroots
constituency of individuals and organizations dedicated to
nonviolence, and social, economic and environmental
||To provide information,
coordination, support services and leadership to individuals and
groups whose objectives are the same as ours.
||To disseminate news of events,
legislation, and problems in or substantially affecting Florida,
through our newsletter, Just Peace, as well as mailings,
conferences, demonstrations, press releases and speaking
engagements by our State Coordinator and key members.
||To develop our Teaching Farm into a
model of sustainability, providing the community with hands-on
learning about earth stewardship, organic food production,
permaculture, solar energy and ecology.
||To usher in the next generation of
socially and ecologically responsible leaders, through Youth Peace
Camps and by hosting weekend retreats, youth campouts and
||To help shift the current paradigm
from that of self-interest to one that recognizes that the
well-being of each is contingent upon the health and well-being of