Building on a Strong Foundation
Our first-ever Comprehensive Development Campaign will raise 3 million dollars over 3 years and supports 3 comprehensive areas of development: Capital, Endowment, and Expansion.

The National Peace Academy is...
…a nonprofit educational organization that responds to today’s social, institutional, and ecological challenges.

To build peace the National Peace Academy does...
…restorative justice training with a focus on RJ practices in schools; truth-telling and national dialogues around racial injustice, religious intolerance, natural resources; development of peace curricula for schools; and much more.

NPA at Point of View
Point of View is an international retreat and research center dedicated to peace - a "Civilian Camp David" - located at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR). Through an historic collaboration between NPA and S-CAR, Point of View is expanding to include residential facilities and opportunities for joint NPA/S-CAR programming.

The Five Spheres of Peace
Based on the Earth Charter’s definition of peace, NPA’s programs and initiatives focus on five interrelated and interdependent spheres of peace: personal, social, political, institutional, and ecological.

Ripples of Peace
National Peace Academy students and alumni are making "ripples of peace" around the world! Read the stories of how our students our applying what they have been learning on our alumni blog.

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Building on a Strong Foundation - Establishing an Enduring Peace

The National Peace Academy's Comprehensive Development Campaign will support three comprehensive areas of development:

Capital- the successful campaign will bring to fruition the construction of the Elise Boulding National Peace Academy House at Point of View.

Endowment - the successful campaign will support the development of a National Peace Academy endowment fund designed to sustain NPA in perpetuity.

Expansion - the successful campaign will support expanded and enhanced peacebuilding programs and initiatives for even greater national effectiveness in advancing culture of peace.


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Faculty Blog

  • Culture of Peace Commission: Peacebuilding is a way of life
    Written by
    Dot Maver (NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member) published the following article for the Ashland (OR) Peace Commission in the Ashland Daily Tidings, Sunday, Oct 9, 2016: It all started at age 13. My anger exploded at my brother and then dissolved as I “saw myself in other.” I swore…
    Written on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 19:33


  • Fund Development Openings on the Board of Directors of the National Peace Academy
    Are you passionate about building peace in the United States? Do you have experience and expertise in fundraising? Beginning in 2017, we are focusing our programmatic resources on addressing issues of violence head on.  Addressing not just the obvious violence we see every day, but the deep systems, structures, and…
  • Dot Maver at Mohonk Consultations Conference - November 7, 2016
    NPA founder, trustee, past president, and board member Dot Maver is giving the keynote address at the Mohonk Conference, Realizing a Culture of Peace, November 7, 2016, at Mohonk Mountain House Parlor in New Paltz, NY. The Conference will explore: How can we create a just and sustainable society that…
  • Chicago Peace Talk and Walk on 9/11
    On September 11, 2016, NPA founder and peace journalist Robert Koehler spoke at the Peace Walk & Talk in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, held in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Bob’s report: