The Gandhian Forum for Peace & Justice seeks to promote dialog and education on some of the greatest challenges that confront the human race in the 21st century: resolving conflicts, eliminating war, and advancing the cause of social justice. We hope that we can help make this campus a place where such conversations flourish, and a catalyst for encouraging engagement with these concerns in the wider community.

See our mission statement.

Making Change while Making a Living

 A workshop by the Friends Committee on National Legislation

 The Friends Committee on National Legislation is a Quaker organization in the public interest that lobbies for peace and justice on issues such as immigration reform, peacebuilding, and refugee resettlement. They offer various programs for young adults including summer internships, post-grad fellowships, and Spring Lobby Weekend.

Would you like to learn more about any of these opportunities?

  • Spring Lobby Weekend 2017: (March 18-21) hundreds of students and recent grads will go to Washington, DC to learn the tools necessary for being effective change-makers and to participate in lobbying for social justice. This year the focus is on opposing any legislation that cuts or undermines Medicaid and SNAP, two core programs that keep millions of people out of poverty (Financial assistance available.)
  •  Summer Internship Program(June and July 2017) is designed for college sophomores and juniors. This opportunity provides two months of experience working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation lobby in Washington, DC.
  •  Advocacy Corps:(paid, part-time, August 2017 to May 2018) includes a 10-day training in Washington, DC followed by nine months of part-time, paid consulting work (25-35 hours per month) organizing locally.
  •  Young Fellows Program(paid, full-time, September 2017 to July 2018) brings recent college grads to work full-time in the Washington, DC office of the Friends Committee on National Legislation learning how to change the world. You will learn the power of effective, principled advocacy in whatever career you pursue.

Please come to an information session!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 12:30-1:45 pm

171 A/B University Commons

Food will be provided.

All Welcome!

For more information, contact Prof. Steve Shalom

Peace symbolSee our list of resources on Gandhi, nonviolence, peace, and justice, including resources for teachers, academic and research links, and activist organizations.

See our list of WPU courses that substantially address issues of peace and justice.

BooksSee our list of Suggested Readings on peace and justice.