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Welcome to The Peace Abbey Community 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, 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.

We conduct and support programs that bring together and promote the cooperation of people of different faith traditions and non-theists as well. We do this in the spirit of the 1986 International Day of Prayer for World Peace, as celebrated that year by religious leaders from around the globe in Assisi, Italy.  Read more.

Plans are underway to find a permanent home for the memorial stone for civilian war casualties in Washington DC.

Memorial stone at Coventry Cathedral, Coventry England.

Memorial Stone to take another journey of conscience to our nation’s capital.

On this, the 20th anniversary of Stonewalk America, the stone for civilian casualties will find a home in Washngton DC.  Where?  We hope and pray that it will be a national place of worship that welcomes all people.

“I do not feel the general public realizes the magnitude of civilian deaths in war,” said Hugh Thompson, the former Army pilot who tried to stop the 1968 My Lai civilian massacre by placing his helicopter between attacking U.S. troops and Vietnamese villagers.  Thompson co-chaired the 1999 Stonewalk from Sherborn, MA to Washington DC.