About us

Network for Peace was set up to continue the work of the National Peace Council, one of the oldest peace organisations in the UK.

* NfP is an organisation-based network, most members are groups who are working for peace, disarmament, or similar. Individual members are welcome, but we do not involve ourselves in organising actions or events (apart from our annual meeting - held in the spring) so if you are an individual who wishes to get involved in peace work, you may wish to find out first if there is a group in your area you could join. Feel free to contact NfP for details.

* Our members are wide-ranging; from the religious peace organisations; local and regional CND groups, small local peace groups, a couple of local Peace Festivals, larger national campaigning organisations such as Campaign Against Arms Trade, older well-established organisations such as Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom and newly formed groups such as Forces Watch.

* We aim to keep members in touch with each other - through a regular newsletter or email and through our website.

* We aim to act as a contact point for queries about peace organisations, peace education and training, actions, vigils, and demonstrations, especially in times of crisis or emergency.

* We may be able to help you find a speaker for your meeting. See our page of NfP-affiliated speakers.

* Members can have their leaflets and newsletters displayed at conferences – NfP will on occasions attend major conferences and run a stall, or will distribute a few leaflets on chairs at meetings! Leaflets can also be enclosed with our mailings. Contact the office for details.

* We run an email list for members and supporters to post their messages. To subscribe send a message networkingforpeace-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

* Network for Peace is dependent on member organisations to fund a worker for one day per week. (Donations are welcome!) We have also received support from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Lush Charity Pot in the past. We do occasionally receive donations from member organisations and these are always welcome. If your group is feeling a little ‘flush’ at the moment or has received a windfall – please consider spreading it across the peace movement with a small donation to NfP!

* Read what others have said about NfP (see attachment below: 'What they say').

Network for Peace is a member of National Council for Voluntary Organisations http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/
and Voluntary Action Islington www.vai.org.uk

Also! The Phone Co-op: Save money on your phone bills and support NfP! Go to http://www.thephone.coop/networkforpeace Please quote AF0399 on your application for NfP to get the benefit!

Jobseekers! Please note NfP employs one person for one day a week. There is nothing in the pot for more employees and we can’t even undertake unpaid interns. We understand you may have to send off unsolicited letters to organisations to prove you are actively looking for work but Network for Peace does not have the resources (time or money) to respond to all letters and CVs sent in. Apologies, but if you send us a CV you probably won’t get a response unless it’s by email.

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