For Immediate Release
The Peace Alliance Announces Creation of Educational Institute
The Peace Alliance Educational Institute to Focus on Violence Prevention Education
WASHINGTON - The Peace Alliance, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization leading the growing grassroots movement active in all 50 states for creation of a U.S. Department of Peace, announced last week it is in the process of creating The Peace Alliance Educational Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focusing on violence prevention education and research.
We chose the name 'The Peace Alliance Educational Institute' because we feel it most accurately describes both the tone and nature of the work we intend to do through the new organization, said Peace Alliance Executive Director Lynn McMullen. 'Institute' demonstrates the serious, practical, pragmatic and scientifically-based nature of effective peacebuilding.
The Institute will support The Peace Alliance's research and education work in the fields of peacebuilding, and violence reduction and prevention. The Peace Alliance and the Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace have worked to educate the general public and members of Congress on the importance and efficacy of peacebuilding and working proactively to prevent and reduce violence. The Peace Alliance expects The Institute to take on the task of educating the general public, leaving The Peace Alliance free to focus exclusively on building congressional support.
Having The Institute working alongside The Peace Alliance will vastly improve our outreach capabilities, said McMullen. "By conducting research, education and training to increase the public's understanding of peacebuilding, The Institute will be our primary resource to implement our goal of helping communities actually practice peacebuilding.
McMullen expects the Institute's Board to be named within the next 60 - 90 days, and that the Institute will begin accepting donations within the week.
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