Our General Aims are to:
Raise awareness of the causes of conflict on a local, national and international level;
Promote and support alternative solutions to war between and within states; and
Work for a socially just and peaceful world.
Broaden public discussion and analysis of the causes of war and injustice including:
Current national and international issues
The social, political and economic effects of globalisation and “western foreign policy” on the world.
Our Specific Objectives are to
mobilise people to influence Australian Government policy (regardless of political party) in relation to:
Australia’s role, independence and responsibilities in the Australia, New Zealand and US (ANZUS) alliance
How economic and social legislation that impoverishes and alienates people contributes to the circumstances in which conflict and war are created
We invite you to join us today and contribute your ideas, energy and enthusiasm in creating a more just and peaceful world.
In 2013, Just Peace joined together with over 50 other oragisationas around Australia to establish the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN).
Just Peace is a Brisbane-based organisation whose aim is to raise public awareness about alternatives to war and the necessity of justice in achieving lasting peace. It was formed by a group of ordinary citizens who were concerned with the direction the Australian Government was taking with a heavy reliance on following the US militaristic path.
Just Peace works to exchange information, promote dialogue, organise events and develop publications that seek to clarify the peace issues we face as a national and international community. We also offer support and fellowship to those who face the destructive effects of war and injustice.
Just Peace stands as both a group of locally active individuals and as a proud member of the global peace movement. We come from all walks of life, all ages and all political persuasions. Our one commonality is our commitment to a safe, just and peaceful world.
Youth Voice on Nuclear Disarmament!! - Workshop on August 16, 2018
Recently 40 high school students from both State and private schools in Brisbane, Australia gathered together for a day-long workshop to investigate, discuss and express their opinions on nuclear weapons and the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty. They heard both the arguments in favour and against Australia signing this treaty. After debating the issue themselves, they joined in small workshops run by professional artists to express their ideas through dance, poetry, video, art and computer games. Both the students and their teachers found the day a real inspiration – one of the students Hannah Briones, reflected that ”..we need to continue programs like this, so that younger voices get the idea of what peace is and how we can maintain it..”
The workshop was led by four student ambassadors on 16th August, and was jointly organised by Just Peace Qld and the United Nations Association Qld, with support from teachers unions, Earth Charter, Quakers, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Global Citizens Leadership Schools and community members. We hope that this conversation will continue in our communities, and especially amongst young people
You are invited to use the resources below on your website and Facebook:
4 minute video report https://youtu.be/7GDYARNxn8U
30 second video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EQuReq74ls