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The Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide

This online Peacemakers Guide was developed by the Bruderhof Communities. The Bruderhof is a network of faith-based communities that began in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and now has branches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, England, Germany, and Australia. They seek to live in a way that (in the words of the early Quaker George Fox) “takes away the occasion for war”—and the social and economic divisions that bring about war. The Peacemakers Guide is described by the creators this way: “The Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide was created to inspire and empower you to work for peace, and to arm you with living proof of the power of nonviolence to effect change and resolve conflicts. Some of theÜpeacemakersÜfeatured on this website are famous, others obscure, but all have dedicated their lives to building a more peaceful and just world through nonviolent means. For each you will find a short biography, an original portrait, and links to further reading. We’ve also supplied you with ammunition to help you convince those who doubt the practicality of nonviolence. In this section you’ll findÜwritingsÜon nonviolence, reconciliation, conflict resolution, pacifism, and conscientious objection to military service, as well asÜfree e-booksÜon peace-related themes. Don’t miss our popular This Week in Peacemaking HistoryÜcalendar.”