Links to Organizations that Linda Finds Interesting

Better World Heroes - More than 5,000 free printable resources (Peace Heroes/ Peace Education) on more than 60 social issues were created by Robert Alan Silverstein and may be reproduced and distributed freely for non-commercial uses.

Brethren Press - Brethren Press publishes resources that challenge the Church of the Brethren and the wider world to embrace a practical faith.

California Rare Fruit Growers - CRFG is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world.  Its goal is to encourage and foster public and scientific interest, research and education in the preservation of rare edible fruit plants that are not commonly grown commercially.

Call of Conscience  - (Free Downloadable Curriculum) - The Church of the Brethren offers this study guide as an opportunity for youth to develop a personal, faith-based position on the Christian response to violence.

Church of the Brethren - A Historic Peace Church and a Living Peace Church:  Another Way of Living - Continuing the work of Jesus, Simply ... Peacefully ... Together.  Offers many opportunities for faith-based peace and justice activism. 

Institute for Peace and Justice/ Parenting for Peace and Justice - The ecumenical Institute for Peace and Justice / Parenting for Peace and Justice offers many resources (both secular and religious), including a powerful Peace Pledge, available in many formats and languages.

(Download the Pledge set to common tunes: Songs 4 & 5)

L.O.V.E.3 our Children: Let's Overcome Violence through Education, Empathy, and Empowerment!

Downloadable resources:
* Does Media Matter?  (Eng. and Spanish)
* Trained to Kill (Eng. and Spanish)
* Violence in the Media (Eng. and Spanish)
* What will your children learn from their toys?  (long and short formats; Eng. and Spanish)
* Fight Fear with Facts (Eng. and Spanish)
* Peace through Plants (COMING SOON)
Annotated list of Resources and Organizations for preventing Youth Violence-- UPDATES NEEDED/ IN PROGRESS 

Messenger Magazine - Monthly Magazine Published by the Church of the Brethren.; interactive digital edition available with subscription.  Challenging food for thought and inspiration.

On Earth Peace - An Agency of the Church of the Brethren, Helping individuals, congregations, communities, and other groups grow in peace through powerful programs of training and accompaniment.

The Peace Resource Center of San Diego - Resources, information, a forum and meeting place for Peace, Peace Makers, Diversity and Non-violent Conflict Resolution. (Please note: site will be updated soon)

The Peacemaker SiTe - Resources, information, a forum and meeting place for Peace, Peace Makers, Diversity and Non-violent Conflict Resolution.  Includes Sample Stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Stories for a Better World book.

Reading Recovery - Opening doors to a literate future for children who initially struggle in learning to read and write.

Restorative Justice "Where harm has been done, making things as right as possible."

  The Ruff Writers -  Read, reflect, and write during intergenerational down time.

San Diego 1st Church of the Brethren - "The First Church of the Brethren is an open and affirming Christian community. Called by Christ to be inclusive, caring, and peace-minded, we affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, faith tradition, or life situation are welcome in our congregation."

San Diego Peace Garden - The San Diego Peace Garden (SDPG) helps people learn how to grow fresh, healthy food sustainably.

Songs for Teaching - Children's Songs and Educational Music for preschool, elementary, middle and high school. Lyrics, mp3 downloads, DVDs and CDs.