Nonviolence Resources on the Web

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These are just some links of organisations and groups which would appear in the pages of Nonviolent News (and not including Northern/Southern links for a group mentioned in only one part of the island). Check through Nonviolent News itself for others, such as Pax Christi, which would not have websites.

(INNATE is not responsible for the content of these external links.)

Afri, Action from Ireland, is a justice and peace organisation working from a Dublin base.

Amnesty International is big in Ireland.

The big one for conflict research in Ireland is the CAIN (Conflict Archive on the InterNet) website; this has a huge amount of material relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland

The Chernobyl Children’s Project is a big Cork-based project which provides support and relief to people affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; unlike some others it takes an anti-nuclear stand and tries to provide education on the issue.

Community Exchange is a Dublin-based community, social and political movement e-mail and web information service. It includes a directory on Irish NGOs.

The de Borda Institute does work in promoting consensus decision-making methodologies/voting systems (there’ll be a workshop at the Triennial)

The Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) is the major Northern Ireland civil liberties organisation.

Community Dialogue tries to facilitate discussion of relevant issues at a community level in Northern Ireland – it produces very useful summaries of issues (what unionists feel, what nationalists feel etc).

Corrymeela is a Christian-based organisation which is a major reconciliation-oriented centre and provider in the North.

Democratic Dialogue is a ways forward for Northern Ireland and its issues think-tank.

Ecological sustainability is the aim of FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.

Friends of the Earth Ireland (Earthwatch) have a website but their printed magazine, Earthwatch, is currently much better than the web (in fact it wins the INNATE prize for best political/campaigning magazine in Ireland).

Glencree Reconciliation Centre in County Wicklow has a major focus on Northern Ireland but also on issues in the Republic;

INCORE, the Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity in Derry, looks at post conflict issues, governance and diversity, and research methodologies in violent societies.

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties is the major civil liberties related body in the Republic.

Kilcranny House is a small educational residential centre near Coleraine which focuses on peace, nonviolence and ecological issues.

The Mediation Network in Northern Ireland is a major developer in the mediation and related fields in Northern Ireland. 

The Peace People are a Northern group focused on peace and nonviolence which peaked at its start in the 1970s but still going.

Solidarity with half way around the world is alive and well at West Papua Action.

Internationally, INNATE has informal links with other structures but is formally associated or affiliated with two, respectively faith-based and secular nonviolence internationals;

International Fellowship of Reconciliation which has its headquarters in Alkmaar, the Netherlands;


War Resisters’ International, which has its headquarters in London;

See also ‘Peace and conflict research projects in Ireland’, also listed under Links on this website.

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