Chicago Veterans for Peace

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of Military Veterans and allies whose collective efforts are to build a culture of peace by using our experiences, lifting our voices and taking action.

We inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. Our network is comprised of over 140 chapters worldwide whose work includes: educating the public, advocating for a dismantling of the war economy, providing services that assist veterans and victims of war, and most significantly, working to end all wars by bringing “Peace at Home, Peace Abroad”.

Statement of Purpose

We, having been in the military, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work with our Associate members and others:

To increase public awareness of the costs of war
To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in 

the internal affairs of other nations
To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.


We urge all who share this vision to join us.

Founding Date: 1985