The initial meeting for United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) was in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2002. More than seventy peace and justice organizations agreed to form a new coalition to coordinate efforts to end the war in Iraq. Since then, UFPJ has grown to include over 1,400 member groups all around the world working on a broad range of issues. The coalition has turned public opinion around to oppose both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
UFPJ continues to serve as a network of hundreds of peace and justice organizations around the US and the world. Together, they are working to end war and oppression, shift resources toward human needs, protect the environment, and promote sustainable alternatives. Its longterm goal is to grow a culture of justice, peace, equality, cooperation, and respect. The coalition encourages member groups and individuals to engage in a wide range of activities, from educating their elected officials and the public to public witness actions, protests, street theater, nonviolent direct action, and mass mobilization.
For more information, visit the group’s website here.