About Our Chapter
Founded in the summer of 2020, Ireland for a World BEYOND War is a local chapter of the global World BEYOND War network, whose mission is the abolition of war. World BEYOND War’s work debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. We outline the evidence that nonviolent methods are the most effective and lasting tools by which to resolve conflict. And we provide a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace.
Ireland for a World BEYOND War is known for its webinar series which puts Ireland’s actions under the spotlight. The chapter has also participated in a public call for submissions from the government on how Ireland should use its military budget. The chapter submitted a paper urging that the military budget be redirected to de-escalation training and mediation. In commemoration of its first year as a chapter, Ireland for a World BEYOND War published its own annual report, full of powerful essays, poetry, and reflections on being part of the World BEYOND War movement. Read the report here. Plus, visit the chapter’s digital “Padlet” board to see our latest activities, links to our recent webinar series, and other resources. Add your comments, feedback, and ideas to the board!
Chapter news and views
Edward Horgan: A Former Military Officer Turned Peace Activist
How many children killed in wars can you name? Ed Horgan is working on it. #WorldBEYONDWar
Peace Activists Fined 10,000 Euros
Kauff and Mayers are clear that their action was aimed at ending the devastation of war.
The Trial of Kenneth Mayers and Tarak Kauff: Day 2
The prosecution ploughed methodically through its case in the second day of the trial of the Shannon Two.
The Trial of Kenneth Mayers and Tarak Kauff: Day 1
The trial of US peace activists Kenneth Mayers and Tarak Kauff who are also members of Veterans For Peace began on Monday 25th April at the Circuit Criminal Court, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8.
VIDEO: Webinar: In Conversation With Caoimhe Butterly
The final conversation in this series of five conversations, Bearing Witness to the Realities and Consequences of War, with Caoimhe Butterly, hosted by the World BEYOND War Ireland chapter.
VIDEO: Webinar: In Conversation with Máiread Maguire
Since receiving the Nobel Peace prize, Máiread has continued to work to promote dialogue, peace and disarmament both in Northern Ireland and around the world.