PEP’s mission is to conduct peace education promoting the advent of a harmonious planetary commonwealth through the convergence of the worldwide movements for disarmament, social justice, and environmental stewardship. The group sends out articles and other peace resources worldwide via its Peacenews.org website, blog, and daily email summary. Its PEPeace.org website provides a guide to the activities of PEP and the U.S. peace and environmental movement. Prior to the advent of the Internet PEP mailed over 10 million articles to educators and organizers to help them better understand the underlying issues of international conflict and nonviolent paths to peace.
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ImpactAlpha has named Maurice A. Jones, president and CEO of LISC, one of their "agents of change," citing the organization's extraordinary success attracting capital in the wake of the pandemic to fund minority- and women-owned small businesses and underinvested communities hit hardest by Covid's fallout. “If this is a real commitment for long-term patient capital to invest in these communities," says Jones in the article, "there is no question in my mind that we can collectively achieve much greater economic mobility."
In an op-ed for Next City, Tunua Thrash-Ntuk, ED of LISC LA, and Hanna Love of the Brookings Institution trace the historical roots of community self-determination in South Los Angeles and argue that it's high time for public and private sector leaders to support the model for investment these activists have forged. They draw on the findings of their recent co-authored report on South LA's potential for equitable recovery in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Both are must-reads.