Mar 242018
World Beyond War is planning an annual global conference in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design University). We hope to help bring peace movements from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere more closely together.

You say you’re against war, but what’s the alternative? Let’s design and build an alternative system of global governance – one in which peace is pursued by peaceful means. Learn how at #NoWar2018!

We will explore how the rule of law has been used both to restrain war and to legitimize it — and how we can re-design systems to abolish the institution of war and uphold human and ecological justice.

The conference will take place on Friday Sept 21 (5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 4:00 p.m.) and Saturday Sept 22. (9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Local groups may organize a film festival and a book event on Sept 20. A blue-scarf march through Toronto is planned for 2 p.m. on Sept 23.

We’ve posted the detailed agenda at

Speakers already confirmed include: Christine Ahn, Saul Arbess, Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Anne Creter, Gail Davidson, Pat Elder, Norman Finkelstein, William Geimer, Doug Hewitt-White, Tony Jenkins, Peter Jones, Tamara Lorincz, James T. Ranney, Kent Shifferd, Alice Slater, David Swanson, Daniel Turp, Greta Zarro, Kevin Zeese. Read their bios here.

Register to attend with early-bird discount:

Donate to allow someone else to attend who otherwise could not afford to.


Sponsor (and, if desired, table).


Advertise in Program.


Volunteer to help in Toronto.

Send us ideas.

Rides and Lodging Board.


Peace Ambassadors:

Home Rule Globally.


Ontario Clean Air Alliance
Code Pink

Places doing events showing livestream or video:

Coop Anti-War Cafe, Berlin, Germany


Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s Facebook event page.


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