Mission & History

Our Mission

The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world.

To see PJALS members in action, watch our 3-minute video.

Our Vision for PJALS

Everyday people are together advancing peace, economic justice, and human rights, through campaigns grounded in the intersections of these values. We are:

  • Engaging youth, cultivating youth leadership and long-term involvement.
  • Nurturing strong relationships & active partnerships with communities of color, LGBT+ communities, faith communities, and other progressive bases.
  • Sharing our messages, setting the frame of debates, and engaging everyday people.
  • Delivering high-quality work through robust volunteer involvement and leadership, appropriate staffing, strong organizational systems, and a funding base that’s expanding, stable, and sufficient.

The History of PJALS

We’re delighted to share with you our video “Engaging Everyday People” celebrating our 40 years of engaging everyday people for peace and justice!

PJALS anniversary video

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Listen to our members talk about 40 years of PJALS on Praxis, below!

PJALS works on issues of peace, economic justice, and human rights. We have been active since 1975, promoting social, political and economic change through grassroots community organizing, nonviolence training, volunteer involvement, education and advocacy. We network with local, regional and national peace and human rights groups to initiate change locally and globally. PJALS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.

PJALS depends upon gifts and dues from members. We welcome anyone who favors free exchange of ideas and nonviolent action to war or to inaction and ignorance. PJALS members are low-income and professional, young and older, new to action and seasoned, urban and rural. Members determine their own level of support and participation. Members also determine issues and projects that get the most attention and effort.

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Read about our many victories over the last 40 years!