Bringing peace, justice, and environmental groups and individuals together since 1985
Since its founding in 1985, Maryland United for Peace and Justice (MUPJ) has provided networking, communication and support to groups and individuals working in Maryland towards a world with lasting peace, social justice and a sustainable environment.
MUPJ, a 501(c)(4) corporation, is a statewide organization that connects groups and individuals working for peace, justice, and a safe environment. MUPJ’s goal is cooperation among peace, justice and environmental groups for the purposes of mutual support and more effective coordinated actions.
MUPJ was started following a statewide call to Maryland peace groups in the fall of 1985 by Jesse Aiken, a Maryland peace activist. It was agreed that the groups wanted a monthly calendar of events, a state resource guide, and a yearly peace and justice conference. Our first statewide conference was held in April 1986. MUPJ, Inc. was formed to address the need for greater coordination, networking and communication among the many groups and individuals concerned with peace and justice, as well as the annual conference and the calendar of events.
MD United for Peace and Justice-Institute for Positive Action (MUPJ-IPA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with the purpose of education and information concerning current issues of importance to those working for peace and justice. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the MUPJ Institute for Positive Action at the address on the front.
We conducted the annual Peace, Justice and Environment Conference, rotating its location around the state. We now offer workshops on a variety of subjects every quarter and hold Summits which connect and empower groups and individuals working on peace, justice and environment issues.
The organizations listed below carry out a wide range of activities to bring about progressive change in our state and many also participate in and/or support MUPJ activities. “S” indicates groups that participated in the November 2014 MUPJ Summit and “C” indicates co-sponsors of the May 2015 MUPJ Conference.* (If we inadvertently omitted your group from this list, please let our co-webmaster know: email@example.com
Check out their websites to learn more about the vital goals and work of these MUPJ members and partners!
Adelphi Friends Meeting (S, C) www.adelphifriends.org Contact Will Kastens 240-606-9002
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Middle Atlantic Region https://afsc.org Has two Baltimore affiliates: Friend of a Friend https://www.afsc.org/program/friend-friend-program
Dominque Stevenson 240-707-0110
American Friends Service Committee
Baltimore Ethical Society (C) http://baltimoreethicalsociety.org/
Snail Mail and Calls
Our mailing address is 306 W Franklin St #102, Baltimore, MD 21201. All calls should be directed to 410-581-2322.
For general inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can email our administrator, Stephen Meskin, at email@example.com.
You can email our president, Paul Furth, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore Quaker Peace and Justice (C) http://www.stonyrunfriends.org/srcms/content/baltimore-quaker-peace-justice
Benjamin Peace Foundation (C) http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/52-2183293/benjamin-peace-foundation.aspx Contact Ron Benjamin email@example.com
Bethesda Friends Meeting (C) www.bethesdafriends.org/
Bridges Not Walls – Cheverly https://www.facebook.com/bridgesnotwallscheverly/
Contact Joani Horchler
Committee for Palestine Rights, Howard County (C) http://washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/12146
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation www.cjpf.org/
Cyprus Friendship Program (C) http://cyprusfriendship.org/
Democracy Alliance www.democracyalliance.org
Divine Word Missionaries (S) http://www.svdmissions.org/
Frederick Peace Center http://frederickpeace.org
Global Coalition for Peace http://www.globalcoalitionforpeace.net/
Global Consciousness Press (S, C) www.gcpweb.org
Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington www.jcouncil.org/
Just Kids http://justkidsmaryland.org
Maryland Conservation Council (C) http://mdconservationcouncil.org
2304 South Road
Baltimore, MD 21209-4430
Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church Social Action Committee (C) www.pbuuc.org
Pax Christi, Metro DC (S, C) www.paxchristimetrodc.org
Contact Catherine Rotterman
Pax Christi, Baltimore (S, C) www.paxchristibaltimore.org
Contact Chuck Michaels
Peace Action Anne Arundel County (C) http://www.mdpeaceaction.org/pages/contactus.htmt
Peace Action Howard County (C) http://www.peace-action.org/affiliates#Maryland
People for Change Coalition, http://www.pfccoalition.org
Prince George’s County Commission for Individuals with Disabilities (S) http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/Family/About/BoardsCommissions/IndividualsDisabilities/Pages/default.aspx
Progressive Cheverly (S, C) www.progressivecheverly.org
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice http://uusj.net/
Washington Catholic Archdiocese Justice and Advocacy Councils, Prince George’s County (S) http://stjanedechantal.org/ministries/parish-and-civic-ministries/justice-advocacy-councils
Washington Peace Center www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Washington, D.C. Branch (S, C) www.wilpfus.org
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Baltimore Branch (S, C) www.wilpfus.org
Youth Leadership Support Network http://www.worldyouth.org