Alliance for Peace & Justice is a coalition of concerned
individuals and organizations formed in response to the terrorist
attacks that occurred September 11, 2001.
Alliance for Peace & Justice is committed to working toward
peaceful and just solutions to terrorism and violence as we seek
reconciliation with our brothers and sisters around the world.
AAPJ meets the
second and fourth Sunday of the month at Tempe Friends
Meeting House, 318 E. 15th Street in Tempe.
The second Sunday is an Organizing Committee Meeting that
reviews business and coordinates the planning of events. The
fourth Sunday is an Educational Meeting devoted to specific topics.
The time for all the meetings is 5 PM, often there are other
committee meetings at 3:30 PM in both locations prior to the meetings
1) We believe that military action
is an inappropriate response to terrorism that only serves to perpetuate
a never-ending spiral of violence: that terrorism must not be used
as a pretext for war, retaliation, or nation-building: and that
civilians must not be used, either implicitly or explicitly, as
2) We urge the leaders of all nations to consider terrorist attacks
crimes against humanity, and to bring those deemed responsible for
these crimes to justice as determined by U.S. and international
3) We support education as a peacemaking tool: first, by examining
how U.S. policies may have impacted the historical, economic, and
social conditions that gave rise to these crimes; second, by encouraging
the development of personal insight, creative thinking and persistence
necessary to find peaceful alternatives to violence.
4) We choose an attitude of inclusiveness while we support building
bridges of trust and communication across religious and ethnic communities.
We condemn any hostilities taken against people of Arab descent,
Muslims, or other persons in the U.S. or elsewhere.
5) We seek an end to racial profiling and believe that the civil
liberties of all people must be upheld as guaranteed by the Constitution
of the United States and protected by law.
6) We respect the earth, its peoples, plants and animals and recognize
that we are all deeply interconnected. Because we understand that
damaging our environment or any of its systems will only disrupt
our ability to live in peace, we ultimately strive to achieve a
global community that embraces the dignity and worth of all living