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Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice




ACPJ is pleased to associate with partner organizations who share our mission to promote peaceful and just relationships between individuals, communities, organizations, governing bodies and the environment; through education, dialogue and action.

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Amnesty International Pulaski Academy

12701 Hinson Road

Little Rock, AR 72212

501 231-4179

Angela King / Bill Topich Co-Sponsors

Twitter @PAAmnestyInt

We are Pulaski Academy students who want to make a difference in our world. Our goal is to raise awareness and money in order to improve human rights for people around the world

 

Arkansas Community Organizations

Neil Sealy

2101 S. Main Street

Little Rock, AR  72206

nsealy@arkansascomm.org

(501) 376-7151

arkansascomm.org

www.facebook.com/ArkansasComm

www.facebook.com/ArkansasCommunityOrganizations

 

Arkansas Community Organizations is a membership organization dedicated to bringing low-income and working people together to win changes that improve the health, income and opportunities for people in our communities; guarantee a brighter future for our children; and give ordinary Arkansans a voice in major policy decisions in both government and private business.

 

Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

904 W. Second Street, Suite 1

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 231-2905

www.ACADP.org

info@ACADP.org

 

Founded in 1977, the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization that brings together religious and civic groups and concerned citizens working to end capital punishment in Arkansas.

 

Arkansas Democracy Coalition

Kevin Bell

http://www.ardc.us/

 

The Arkansas Democracy Coalition seeks to combine the forces of many diverse groups-both national and within Arkansas- who have a common interest in strengthening the voice of American citizens in their own governance and repossessing control of the democratic process from  special interests that currently dominate the American political landscape.

 

Arkansas Grassroots Resurgence

Donna Shade 

 

Our mission is to develop a network of advocates in Arkansas communities, committed to promoting community bonding and social awareness/involvement. ARGRR provides outlines for a wide variety of projects and activities to present constant challenges and alternatives to a fragmented, consumption driven culture. We facilitate networking of advocates to share support, experiences, and new ideas. We're volunteer driven and consensus oriented.

 

Arkansas House of Prayer

20900 Chenal Parkway

Little Rock, Arkansas 72223

501-821-7773

http://arkansashouseofprayer.org/

An interfaith haven set apart in nature, dedicated to contemplative prayer, meditation and quite.  People who visit Arkansas House of Prayer for prayer and meditation come from all walks of life. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, our doors are open as a quiet resting place for all who seek it.

 

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Kathy Webb

1401 W Markham, Suite 304

Little Rock, AR 72201

www.arhungeralliance.org

kwebb@arhungeralliance.org

501-399-9999          

 

Mission:  to alleviate hunger through emergency food distribution, education and advocacy. The Alliance is the umbrella organization for six Feeding America food banks, 100's of pantries and hunger advocates around the state, the lead partner for the No Kid Hungry Campaign, and advocate on public policy issues regarding hunger and its impact on our citizens. 

 

Arkansas Interfaith Alliance

Rev. Stephen Copley

P.O. Box 2441

Little Rock, AR  72203

www.arkinterfaith.org

aiapolicy@aol.com

 (501) 626 9220

 

The Arkansas Interfaith Alliance is a 501 c 4 organization that does work on public policy and advocacy on issues like poverty, peace, the environment, immigration, international issues, workers issues from a progressive interfaith perspective.

 

Interfaith Arkansas

Rev. Stephen Copley, Executive Director

P.O. Box 2441

Little Rock, AR  72203   

scopley438@gmail.com

interfaithark@aol.com 

(501)291-0797         

 

The Interfaith Arkansas is a 501 c 3 organization that works on interfaith dialogue and ministries around poverty, the environment, immigration and disaster response.

 

Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light

P.O. Box 268

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

arkansasipl@gmail.com

http://www.arkansasipl.com/

 

The Arkansas Affiliate of Interfaith Power and Light is established by individuals and participating congregations who share a concern for the earth’s environment from a unique, nonpartisan, theological perspective.

 

Arkansas Justice for Our Neighbors

Rev. Stephen J. Copley, Executive Director

P.O. Box 909

Little Rock, AR 72203-0909

scopley438@gmail.com

www.ajfon.org

(501) 374-3811

 

Arkansas Justice for Our Neighbors extends a warm welcome to the immigrant community in Arkansas through the provision of free immigration legal services, education and advocacy.

 

Arkansas Local Food Network

Alex Handfinger, Director of Operations

509 Scott St

Little Rock, AR 72201

arlocalfoodnetwork@gmail.com

501-291-2769

arlocalfoodnetwork.org

 

ALFN is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to thriving and growing healthy farms, gardens, businesses, economy, and community. We work to strengthen Arkansas farmers, promote the local food system, and support community food endeavors.

We advance our mission via community collaborations that educate and serve human needs in sustainable ways, primarily through our online farmers’ market at littlerock.locallygrown.net.

 

Arkansas Methodist Federation for Social Action

Rev. Sam Teague, Chair

P. O. Box 7243

scteague77@gmail.com  

Facebook: Arkansas MFSA

Little Rock, AR 72217

 

Where progressive United Methodists connect with one another and turn their faith into action. Our mission is to mobilize, lead, and sustain a progressive United Methodist movement, energizing people to be agents of God's justice, peace, and reconciliation. 

 

Arkansas Stop the Violence

Walter Crockran 501-351-1066,

Rev. Benny Johnson 501-541-1951

P.O. Box 94578 NLR Ar. 72190

walter.crockran@lrsd.org

Facebook: Arkansas Stop the Violence

 

 

Our mission and goal is to make people aware that there is something better to life than killing one another.  We also want the youth to understand the importance of an education, the importance to having their own mind, and the importance of being something in life.  Also we want them to understand the importance of valuing not only their lives but their neighbor lives, classmates and everyone that they see each day, and to take a stance against violence.  

Our goal is to go to various neighborhoods to try to get people to take their neighborhoods back and not be a prisoner in their own home.

 

Arkansas Voices for the Children Left Behind

Dee Ann Newell

1818 North Taylor, #140,

Little Rock, AR  72207

 

www.arkansasvoices.org

deeannlr@yahoo.com

(501) 366-3647; (501) 372-1985;

Toll-Free 1-866-9-VOICES

 

A children's right, human rights-centered organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of children left behind, primarily due to parental incarceration, but also parental addiction, mental illness, and abandonment.

 

Mission: Justice for children left behind, including racial, economic, family, social, educational, and health justice. and a vision that the 65,000 minor-aged children impacted by parental incarceration will be considered in the sentencing, incarceration, and re-entry of their parents, and enactment of policies and practices that will insure they are well-cared for and able to maintain relations with their parent where appropriate.

Arkansas Women’s Action for New Directions

21 Hickory Hills Circle

Little Rock, AR  72212

 

www.facebook.com/arkwand

www.arkwand.com 

arkansaswand@gmail.com

501-912-4600

           

Arkansas WAND is a chapter of Women’s Action for New Directions with offices in Boston and Washington DC. Our mission is to empower women to become politically active to reduce violence and militarism and to redirect excessive military resources to unmet human and environmental needs.

Our goals:  Challenge and promote alternatives to militarism and violence as the solution to conflict.  Shift from a military to a civilian based economy.  Work to eliminate the testing, production, sale and use of nuclear weapons.  Prevent violence against women.  Increase women elected officials to further WAND’s goals.

 

Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition

Richard Lawrence, Chair of the Steering Committee- 808-295-2985

Christine Beems, Chair of the Public Relations Committee- 501-444-CARE (2273)

www.arkansasreentry.com           

centralarkansasreentry@gmail.com      

             

The Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition is a volunteer-driven networking organization which works to improve reentry conditions for former inmates and to eliminate barriers and empower the full potential of every formerly incarcerated person to live a rewarding, meaningful and law-abiding life as a productive member of a free society

 

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest

1501 Market St.

Little Rock, AR 72211

http://www.interfaithdialog.org/

(501) 223 2155

arkansas@thedialoginstitute.org

 

Dialogue Institute of the Southwest (formerly known as the Institute of Interfaith Dialog) grew out of the need to address the question, "How can citizens of the world live in peace and harmony?" The Institute was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization.  Many participants of the Institute's activities are inspired by the life and vision of the Turkish Muslim scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gulen.

 

El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center

Sara Mullally or Kelsey Trotter

PO Box 250953,

Little Rock, AR 72225

www.facebook.com/ElZocaloCenter      

lrimmigrantcenter@gmail.com

(501) 301-HOLA

 

El Zócalo Immigrant Resource Center is a volunteer-based, grassroots organization working to promote a dignified life for immigrants in Arkansas. We work mainly with detained immigrants and their families and immigrants needing medical care. Our role is to connect them with needed services. El Zócalo means "town square" in Spanish.

 

Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Arkansas

Caroline Stevenson 

5125 Stonewall Road,

Little Rock, AR  72207

www.facebook.com/groups/158939560785501

cstevenson53@comcast.net

(501) 664-1935

 

The mission of the Arkansas Chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship is to 1.)  Do justice  2.) Dismantle violence and 3.) Strive to be peacemakers. 

We raise the issues of violence in all forms to the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas and urge all Episcopalians to become involved in active peacemaking.

 

Fellowship of Reconciliation

P.O. Box 271

Nyack, NY 10960

Phone: 845-358-4601

forusa.org

 

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of people who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.

 

gozarks.com

Christine Beems

223 Primrose Ln.

Shirley, AR 72153

www.gozarks.com   

gozarks@gmail.com

501-420-4828 

 

A for-profit, media and marketing management business established in February of 2000,  Gozarks applies state-of-the-art media and marketing expertise to amplify those community actions which role-model and empower the sustainable, happy and prosperous well-being of life among the people of all nations.

 

Just Communities of Arkansas

Ruth D. Shepherd

Union Train Station

1400 West Markham Street, Suite 405

Little Rock, AR 72201

rshepherd@justcommunities.org

www.arkansasjustcommunities.org

501-372-5129

 

Formerly the National Conference for Community and Justice of Arkansas, Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA) works to embrace diversity in the community and establish a place where every person is valued, every voice is heard, and everyone has a fair chance to succeed.

 

KABF 88.3 Community Radio

John Cain, Program Director

2101 Main St., Suite 200

Little Rock, AR 72206

www.kabf.org  

programs@kabf.org

501-372-6119

 

KABF 88.3 "Voice of the People" Community Radio is a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) non-commercial radio station. KABF's mission is 'to be a voice for the voiceless' and to 'encourage, empower and enlighten the understanding and will-power of all listeners in a symbiotic community-supported relationship'.

 

League of Women Voters of Pulaski County

Nell Matthews, President

7200 Briarwood Dr.

Little Rock, AR 72205

nellirene@hotmail.com
www.lwvpc.org
501.413.943

The League of Women Voters Pulaski County is organized into two complementary halves: Voter service and citizen education; and program and action.  LWVPC does not support any political party or candidate but vigorously participates in the political process.

 

Little Rock Collective Liberation

http://www.facebook.com/lrcollective

 

Little Rock Collective Liberation is a growing collective working to build working-class multiracial movements to unite our local communities.   We work in predominantly white communities to challenge white privilege and grow locally-based working class multiracial movements across wedge issues.

 

Little Rock Workforce Investment Board

W.J. Monagle, Executive Director

5401 S. University Ave., Suite 146

Little Rock, AR  72209

501-683-3843

w.j.monagle@arkansas.gov

www.lrwib.org

 

Our mission: “Build a comprehensive regional workforce development system that is extremely positive and responsive to the needs of its customers, job seekers, businesses and incumbent workers and is highly accessible, sensitive, flexible and accountable.”  We partner with education and training institutions on implementation of federal WIA and other grant programs.

 

McElroy House and Boiled Down Juice

Meredith Martin-Moats 

www.boileddownjuice.com

www.mcelroyhouse.wordpress.com

The McElroy House: Organization for Folklife, Oral History, and Community Action is a research and advocacy organization for the support and exploration of folklife, oral history, sustainability, holistic land use, community action, and inter-cultural and inter-generational partnerships in the Arkansas.

Boiled Down Juice: A gathering space for conversations at the intersection of community-based traditions and holistic, democratic, place-based community action.

 

OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology          

Gladys Tiffany, Director    

3274 N. Lee Ave  Fayetteville, AR 72701

gladystiffany@yahoo.com  479-935-4422          

www.omnicenter.com

www.facebook.com/groups/omnicenter/

           

OMNI Center educates, empowers and connects to create a world of nonviolence, sustainability and justice.

 

Open Door Outreach

Dee Dee Boniecki, Coordinator

Sufficient Grounds Coffee House,

124 W. Capitol Ave, LR, is the location for weekly gatherings

emailTOdeedee@yahoo.com

(501) 256-2233

www.opendooroutreachNetwork.com

 

ODO is a volunteerism group uniting people from all walks of life, encouraging friendship and understanding through shared projects in charitable endeavors.  Open Door Outreach has an Open Door to all!  Planning meetings are at Sufficient Grounds coffee house, 124 W. Capitol Ave, LR, every Monday at 5:20pm except holidays

 

Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gay (and Transgender) People

Carla Coley, President

PO Box 7242

5420 Kavanaugh

Little Rock, AR 72207

501-291-2507

pflaglr@gmail.com

pflaglr.org

facebook.com/groups/PFLAG Little Rock

 

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families, and friends through:  Support: to cope with an adverse society; Education: to enlighten an ill-informed public; and Advocacy: to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

 

Regnat Populus

Paul Spencer

info@rparkansas.org

P.O. Box 1087

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-1087

http://rparkansas.org/

www.facebook.com/rparkansas

Phone: (501) 372-1804 (Leave a message)


 

Regnat populus is the official motto of the State of Arkansas. It means “The People Rule”.  Regnat Populus, a citizen’s group, was founded in 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas by a group of individuals led by Paul Spencer, a high school History and Government teacher.  They were concerned over the lack of influence that actual citizens have in the modern American democratic process in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United decision.

 

Raindrop Turkish House, Little Rock

1501 Market St.

Little Rock, AR 72211

littlerock@turkishhouse.org

501-223-2155

www.turkishhouse.org/littlerock

 

Raindrop Turkish House is a non-profit 501(c)(3), educational, charitable, social and cultural organization founded by Turkish-Americans.  Next to being a home to Turkish-Americans, Raindrop Turkish House addresses their social and cultural needs and helps them integrate into this multicultural society better. The mission of Raindrop is to introduce Turkish culture into American society and cultivate friendship and promote the understanding of diverse cultures through its unique services to the community, through dialog and cooperation.

 

 

United Church of Peace

Dee Dee Boniecki

2219 Fair Park Blvd.

Little Rock 72204,

heavenlyhere@yahoo.com

(501) 256-2233

 

United Church of Peace is an Interfaith church, promoting respect, acceptance and love among people of all belief systems. UCP asserts that peace can’t exist until there is widespread acceptance, respect, and love among all. UCP fellowships are in Little Rock on 2nd Thursdays from 7-8pm (location varies; call 501-256-2233).

 

Village Commons

Acadia Roher

acadia.roher@gmail.com

www.villagecommonslr.com

 

Village Commons is a Little Rock-based nonprofit, grassroots organization helping people –especially those in underserved neighborhoods – strengthen their communities and secure healthy and sustainable futures. Village Commons’ program  areas are designed to promote healthy foods, homes, families and communities through community gardens, energy efficiency, watershed restoration, health and wellness, and green business projects.