MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

  • Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Amnesty International
  • Creative Reuse
  • Cumberland Greens Bioregional Council
  • Earth Matters
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • Leftymathprof
  • MidEast Peace Coalition
  • Nashville Greenlands/War Resisters League
  • Nashville Peace Coalition
  • Peace Roots Alliance
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Recycling Advocates of Middle Tennessee (RAM)
  • Tennessee Clean Water Network
  • Tennessee Alliance for Progress
  • Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition
  • Transition Towns
  • United Nations Association-USA Cordell Hull Chapter
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 89

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS SUMMARIES

Americans United for Separation of Church and State


The Nashville Chapter of Americans United acts as a watchdog for violations of separation of church and state to ensure the religious liberty of all. Formed in 2001, the chapter is part of the national organization in existence since 1947. It is a non-profit, 501-(c)-(3) educational organization involved with advocacy, education, litigation, and communication.


Amnesty International


Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that works to promote internationally recognized human rights. We are dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty around the world.

Contact: Melanie Gilbert
Phone: 1-503-317-3642


Cumberland Greens Bioregional Council


The Cumberland Green Bioregional Council is an environmental education and action group. Founded in 1984, CBGC takes its name from two major watersheds, the Cumberland and the Green Rivers, and is part of a world-wide network of bioregional councils. CGBC is made up of back-to-the-landers and city folk who want to learn about and to spread the word about green technologies and lifestyles. Many have been living this way for decades. From green housing to transportation, alternative energy to gardening, health and wellness to green jobs, the Cumberland Greens have information to share. "Gatherings" are held 3-4 times a year at homesteads around the region and in Nashville each January. CGBC is the publisher of the Green Living Journal which comes out online six times a year and in print before each Earth Day.


 

Earth Matters


Hands on environmental education through practical, neighborhood based, eco- involvement and activities. We are a dynamic group of environmental educators dedicated to growing healthy communities thru: GRACE - Gardening, Recycling, Activism, Composting, and Education.

Contact:
Sizwe Herring
Phone: 615-252-6953


Nashville Greenlands/War Resisters League


This is the Nashville Chapter of the international organization whose headquarters are in New York, NY. The War Resisters League is an organization of pacifists who refuse participation in wars; support those who refuse military drafts and other conscientious objectors to war; as well as organize, educate, and direct nonviolent action to oppose war and the economic and social causes of war.

Contact: Karl Meyer
Phone: 615-322-9523


Recycling Advocates of Middle Tennessee (RAM)


Recycling Advocates of Middle Tennessee (RAM) is a research and education-based group of citizens which advocates the development of recycling techniques that foster industrial improvement, new jobs, prosperity, awareness, health, a cleaner environment, and eliminate landfilling.

Contacts:

John van der Harst, 615-227-3499 (Davidson and other counties); Pat McAlpine, 931-296-3110 (Humphries County); Ethel Spiller, 615-384-3961 (Robertson County); Martha Yanchyshyn, 931-232-7777 (Stewart County); Catherine Murray, 423-929-8163 (Washington County); Randall Nocton or Colleen McLanaghan, 931-724-5495 (Wayne County); Dan Sweeton, 615-444-1727 (Wilson County)


United Nations Association-USA Cordell Hull Chapter


The Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter was established in 1945, the first of over 125 local chapters of the United Nations Association-USA (UNA-USA). It is part of a national nonprofit, bipartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.

The chapter is named for and honors our native son, longest-serving US Secretary of State, “Father of the United Nations” and Nobel Peace Laureate, Cordell Hull.

Our Mission: To educate, inspire and mobilize Americans to support the principles and work of the United Nations, strengthen the United Nations system, promote constructive United States leadership in that system and achieve the goals of the UN Charter.

Our Core Values: Respect for human rights; international cooperation; nonviolent conflict resolution; responsible and sustaianble social and economic development.

Our Goals: To effect constructive US involvement in the UN through education and advocacy; to support responsible development through programs that reach locally, nationally and globally; to promote peace, understanding and respect.

Contact: Klint Alexander, President

(615) 627-7352

Web: http://www.una-nashville.org/


Veterans for Peace Chapter 89

Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others

(a) To increase public awareness of the costs of war

(b) To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations

(c) To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons

(d) To seek justice for veterans and victims of war

(e) To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.



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