Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice

The Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice (ACPJ) is a coalition of individuals and organizations who work to promote peaceful and just relationships through education, dialogue, and action. We envision a culture and society of peace and nonviolence, social justice, and environmental stewardship.

The Coalition is a membership-driven, 501(c)(3) organization. Organized in the early 2000’s, ACPJ has historic ties to the original Arkansas Peace Center, dating back to the 1980’s.  We are a volunteer organization. Membership in the coalition is open to individuals and organizations that subscribe to our mission. We seek diversity within the group and within the governing body (including age, race, faith, gender, economic status, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity.)  We welcome people of all faiths.

A 15-member Board, nominated and approved by the membership, meets monthly and to plan the activities and initiatives of the Coalition.

We are privileged to collaborate with faith groups and likeminded organizations like Arkansas WAND, Pax Christi, Poor People’s Campaign and Just Communities of Arkansas.

Each year ACPJ recognizes an individual as “Peace Activist of the Year,” for their continued efforts to propagate the values of Peace and Justice in Arkansas.  ACPJ’s “Peace Partner of the Year” recognizes organizations building lasting Peace and Justice in Arkansas.