The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre has worked since 1980 to raise awareness of the complex causes of war and offer a vision of ways to create peace through nonviolence, conflict resolution, human rights, alternatives to war and ecological responsibility.
The Centre’s Aims, Values and Objectives
- To promote understanding of methods of conflict resolution, the maintenance of human rights, and the environmental conditions needed for a sustainable world order, doing so by the provision of an information and educational resource centre for the general public and for various charitable bodies that work in the same fields.
- To promote the above objects in a way which maintains ethnic, religious, gender and party political neutrality.
- conflict resolution
- alternatives to war
- human rights
- ecological responsibility
- To provide a welcoming, accessible and up-to-date resource base and meeting place for individuals, communities and organisations committed to our aims and value;
- To hold a database of Scottish organisations working in our fields of interest;
- To offer the co-ordination of activity in these fields where appropriate;
- To act as a catalyst for and promote new initiatives relating to our values;
- To educate the public regarding the causes of war and alternatives to it;
- To provide education in non-violent methods of creating a more just, peaceful and sustainable social order;
- To influence decision makers in support of our aims and values;
- To organise and promote relevant events and activities;
- To model the values of a peaceful and just society.
We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and all visitors are welcome.