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At Soto Zen Monasteries meals are preceded by a chant: "Seventy-two labors brought us this food. We should know how it comes to us..." There are 72 traditional roles in the monastery, from cook's helper to abbot. Together they make the life of community possible. In the same way making peace and the work of the International Committee for the Peace Council depend on the awareness, the labor, and the generosity of many persons.

For those who are able to advance this work with an act of peace, friendship, or reconciliation, or any other contribution, we are very grateful. Thank you!

Making peace is everyday and it begins with yourself, your family and friends, your community.

So you can help in many ways. We ask you to do something that brings peace at least once each day and to pause twice a day for reflection, meditation, or prayer.

All the financial support for the work of the Peace Council comes from donations. If you wish to make a contribution you may send a check or money order to:

International Committee for the Peace Council
1112 Grant Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53711 USA

The Peace Council plants seeds of peace and encourages systemic change by example. The full outcomes of these efforts usually are not knowable in advance.

Donors who invest in the Peace Council want their gifts to demonstrate to the world that peace is indeed possible. They are willing to take risks to do this -- to change the course of events. So they prefer investing in social change to giving to charity. As philanthropists they are unusual and imaginative because they take a long view and they aim at opportunities and possiblities. And they understand that peace -- on any scale -- arises from the details of life.

You may contribute by mailing a check to the address above. For persons subject to United States income tax, donations to the Peace Council are tax-deductible.

If you wish to contribute appreciated shares of stock, or if you wish to learn about deferred-giving plans, please call or write us for more information.

Thank you!

(The Peace Council can no longer accept contributions by credit card. To make a contribution, please send a check to the address above. All contributions will be acknowledged.) Thank you!


There are some opportunities for volunteer work (rather limited at this time) and for gifts in kind. Also, if you know of someone who would be interested in the work of the Peace Council, please help us by providing a name and address or request information that you can forward personally. Peace work and interfaith work are difficult ideas for many. We need your help to connect with those who understand and wish to be involved. For more information please write to us at the address above or send an e-mail message to us at

The International Committee for the Peace Council is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the United States Internal Revenue Service. Donations are tax-deductible as provided by law. Our financial records are audited and they are open for inspection on request.

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