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Welcome to the Peace Abbey Foundation website!

The mission of the Peace Abbey Foundation is to create and install public works of art that promote peace and nonviolence; and to administer and care for Abbey Interfaith Peace Chaplaincy, The Pacifist Memorial, The Animal Rights Memorial, CO Hill Cremation Cemetery for Conscientious Objectors and the National Registry for Conscientious Objection. Throughout the year, the Foundation presents the Int’l Courage of Conscience Award at conferences and peace ceremonies and extends the impact of the Peace Seeds interfaith prayers for peace through their dissemination worldwide.


The Foundation supports grassroots efforts to link the many dimensions of the peace movement with a committed emphasis on human rights and animal rights. Central to our universalist approach is the premise that nonviolence is the most effective and long-term strategy in addressing the multitude of challenges that now threaten our increasingly imperiled planet.


  • To Educate: We conduct and sponsor programs and projects that promote a deeper understanding of the importance of service as a way of life. We exemplify this commitment to altruism through our decades-long affiliation with The Life Experience School for young adults with disabilities.

Close Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station!

Diane Turco and members of Cape Downwinders. “There is no escape from the Cape. Why not remove the threat rather than the people? Close Pilgrim NOW, It is too risky to keep open. In the event of a radioactive plume, Cape Codders will be told to ‘shelter in place’ with the State knowing that there is only 2-10% protection in your home and 10-40% protection in your basement*. THAT is not protection. Residents might not be able to return to their homes for decades. THAT is unacceptable, NRC!”