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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 05:13 PM
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96. maybe this one?
Nonviolent Peaceforce.

I happened to be reading something on a progressive mailing list archive for my own area, and ran across a an article about the tsunami at the CBC, read it, saw the mention of this organization in the article, and remembered your question:

I'd never heard of it before. From here:

Our primary focus remains nonviolent peacekeeping. We will not lose sight of the peace and human rights dimensions of this tragedy. Our teams have lived and worked in conflicted areas for more than a year. In Mutur and Valaichchenai, they are the only international organizations living and working there.

Thus, they are now in a unique position to identify and advocate aid to unserved areas. They also are implementing a "Do No Harm" approach that emphasizes depoliticization of aid distribution, Sri Lankan control of the relief and rebuilding process and local capacity building. They are monitoring and making regular reports on instances of cooperation as well as conflict.

We were overwhelmed by your generous response to my last letter. On Tuesday we wired $99,200 USD directly to Sarvodaya for their grass roots relief work. Amid the catastrophe, Sarvodaya founder and president Ari Ariyaratne sees possibilities, "This is a very great opportunity we have where both sides should come together first for relief, then for rehabilitation, which can be followed by reconciliation."
and here:

Please consider making a donation to Oxfam, Sarvodaya, or Nonviolence International with whom we work and who are doing direct relief and humanitarian work. We know them to be strong and effective organizations on the ground in Sri Lanka.

Sarvodaya is a Sri Lankan organization with the largest community network in the country.

To donate to Sarvodaya online by credit card you may donate through the Nonviolent Peaceforce:

Go directly to the Sarvodaya donation page. 100% of the money we collect at this site will go to Sarvodaya.

I also wondered about CCODP -- Development and Peace. It's RC, but not evangelical; I worked with the local CCODP types in various solidarity efforts years ago. Of course, it's also Canadian ... ah, it's part of the global RC development/aid network:

Regarding questions raised in this thread about relief agencies with religious affiliations: many other religious organizations have reputable and trustworthy international development/aid arms -- Mennonites, Quakers, mainstream protestant churches. I'm a religion-hating atheist, but have little problem with their work.

World Vision is a different animal, and a complex one at that. It is evangelical, but not easily classified as right-wing. Nonetheless, I don't see any good reason for giving it money when its activities, unlike those of many overtly church-sponsored agencies, specifically include Christian evangelization.

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  -List of agencies helping quake/tsunami victims quaoar  Dec-27-04 03:56 PM   #0 
  - This is such a horrible tragedy  Blue_Roses   Dec-27-04 04:04 PM   #1 
  - One facet of it is that huge support will be needed for a LONG time  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:29 PM   #6 
  - Doctors Without Borders  ElsewheresDaughter   Dec-28-04 09:57 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-01-05 09:49 PM   #109 
  - I gave to Mercy Corps  flamingyouth   Dec-27-04 04:07 PM   #2 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-01-05 09:48 PM   #108 
  - Thanks! Oxfam is also involved. We need to set up on home page.  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:12 PM   #3 
  - I think you have to nominate a thread for the admins to do that  quaoar   Dec-27-04 04:15 PM   #4 
  - What I am hoping for is more than just the thread on the HP.  Nothing Without Hope   Dec-27-04 04:27 PM   #5 
  - OXFAM address  Imalittleteapot   Dec-28-04 06:34 PM   #43 
  - Thank you for posting this list n/t  NYsocialworker   Dec-27-04 04:41 PM   #7 
  - Kick  indigo32   Dec-27-04 05:06 PM   #9 
  - Welcome to DU NYsocialworker  donheld   Dec-28-04 02:42 AM   #30 
  - This is definitely a time to pull together.  UltraDem   Dec-27-04 05:01 PM   #8 
  - So sad :(  ExclamationPoint   Dec-27-04 06:08 PM   #10 
  - Thanks, DUers!  chadk   Dec-27-04 08:54 PM   #21 
  - Sympathies from California  kineneb   Dec-27-04 10:19 PM   #26 
  - Welcome to DU from another Californian. And yes, we DO sympathize.  calimary   Dec-29-04 05:24 AM   #60 
  - So sorry, chadk  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Dec-28-04 08:26 AM   #33 
  - THANK YOU ALL  chadk   Dec-29-04 09:54 AM   #62 
     - Welcome, chadk  Joy Anne   Dec-30-04 08:32 PM   #83 
  - You're so right...  UltraDem   Dec-28-04 10:21 AM   #34 
  - Thank you  kdunagin   Jan-04-05 01:37 PM   #91 
  - Thanks  Synnical   Dec-27-04 07:15 PM   #11 
  - I have donated regularly to Doctors w/o Borders for several years  sybylla   Dec-27-04 07:44 PM   #15 
     - That's good info thanks  Stephanie   Dec-27-04 07:51 PM   #17 
     - Yeah - the check is written  Synnical   Dec-27-04 08:42 PM   #18 
     - you've convinced me  Skittles   Dec-27-04 09:25 PM   #24 
     - see my post 83  Joy Anne   Dec-30-04 08:34 PM   #84 
  - Any thoughts on the most efficient and direct route?  CBHagman   Dec-27-04 07:26 PM   #12 
  - I'm thinking the International Red Cross n/t  Synnical   Dec-27-04 07:35 PM   #13 
     - Here's a link to the American Red Cross site where you can..  Princess Turandot   Dec-28-04 04:32 AM   #31 
     - we donated to the Red Cross and highlighted the International  AgadorSparticus   Dec-29-04 12:26 AM   #54 
        - I just donated to the International Relief Fund  dumtacetclamat   Dec-29-04 07:23 PM   #69 
     - Media Bias in the Tsunami Relief  garthranzz   Jan-16-05 10:14 PM   #103 
  - Here's the UNICEF link (The other link is incomplete)  CBHagman   Dec-27-04 07:39 PM   #14 
  - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has committed $100,000  Calvinist Basset   Dec-27-04 07:49 PM   #16 
  - The mainstream religious relief groups help people without regard  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-27-04 08:51 PM   #19 
     - You're right  Calvinist Basset   Dec-27-04 09:23 PM   #23 
     - Correct  JaneDoughnut   Dec-28-04 08:53 PM   #49 
  - Updated List on LightUpTheDarkness Blog  kerrygoddess   Dec-27-04 08:53 PM   #20 
  - Thank you quaoar for posting this extensive list of agencies.  undergroundrailroad   Dec-27-04 09:19 PM   #22 
  - I'm so glad we have this pinned  proud patriot   Dec-27-04 09:56 PM   #25 
  - thank you n/t  G_j   Dec-27-04 10:36 PM   #27 
  - Thank you. I'll spread this to my constituents. Wanna' make a POLITICAL  Just Me   Dec-27-04 10:59 PM   #28 
  - UGH, i've got friends on Koh Samui  DarkSim   Dec-28-04 02:03 AM   #29 
  - I'd like to mention another organization  Redstone   Dec-28-04 07:32 AM   #32 
  - World Vision  roody   Dec-28-04 11:33 AM   #35 
  - World Vision Questionable  duncanidaho   Dec-29-04 11:38 AM   #64 
  - thank you for this list  dogindia   Dec-28-04 11:44 AM   #36 
  - Further Updates on Relief List  kerrygoddess   Dec-28-04 01:00 PM   #37 
  - Don't forget the Episcopalians  janetle   Dec-28-04 01:40 PM   #38 
  - Added this to the updated list on LUTD  kerrygoddess   Dec-28-04 07:35 PM   #47 
  - Thank You  janetle   Dec-29-04 10:27 AM   #63 
     - You're welcome  kerrygoddess   Dec-29-04 04:25 PM   #68 
  - Episcopal Relief Efforts update rom Tuesday  ElaineinIN   Dec-30-04 12:23 PM   #74 
  - I second this recommendation -  diplomats   Jan-10-05 08:04 PM   #100 
  - I want to donate some money for the relief  arikara   Dec-28-04 03:00 PM   #39 
  - exactly  hatredisnotavalue   Dec-28-04 05:23 PM   #42 
  - A little more info about Doctors Without Borders for anyone that wants it  SpaceCatMeetsMars   Dec-29-04 12:04 PM   #65 
  - The guy from Oxfam was on Newshour tonight  ginnyinWI   Dec-28-04 07:34 PM   #46 
  - Thanks, as it turns out  arikara   Dec-29-04 01:56 PM   #66 
  - thank you for posting this list....  mutley_r_us   Dec-28-04 03:42 PM   #40 
  - Just gave $100 to Doctors Without Borders  hatredisnotavalue   Dec-28-04 05:18 PM   #41 
  - they're doing a lot of aid in Sudan  Skittles   Jan-15-05 05:15 PM   #102 
  - Please also consider  Ready2Snap   Dec-28-04 07:03 PM   #44 
  - good for you R2S  Skittles   Jan-18-05 12:48 AM   #104 
  - How ironic  nascarblue   Dec-28-04 07:13 PM   #45 
  - My family gave to OXFAM  LeftPeopleFinishFirst   Dec-28-04 08:36 PM   #48 
  - Are non-monetary donations needed?  JaneDoughnut   Dec-28-04 08:58 PM   #50 
  - Red cross requests donations in cash rather than goods  imenja   Dec-29-04 01:16 AM   #57 
  - this is a helpful website  SueZhope   Dec-28-04 09:59 PM   #52 
  - Great Effort!!! is a great way to go...  Peter Frank   Dec-28-04 10:36 PM   #53 
  - DU Admin...I have sent money to each...  imax2268   Dec-29-04 12:29 AM   #55 
  - I purposely avoided the 'in your face' rhetoric...  Peter Frank   Dec-29-04 01:01 AM   #56 
  - concur  imenja   Dec-29-04 01:17 AM   #58 
     - Thank you imenja ...  Peter Frank   Dec-29-04 01:58 AM   #59 
        - .  kindoki   Jan-23-05 11:11 AM   #106 
  - They don't want collected food and clothing  Stephanie   Dec-29-04 09:29 AM   #61 
     - Well...  imax2268   Dec-30-04 01:26 PM   #76 
  - Thanks for the list. Here's another agency to add to it:  Arkansas Gazette   Dec-29-04 02:22 PM   #67 
  - kick!!!  dumtacetclamat   Dec-29-04 07:35 PM   #70 
  - Tsunami Relief Effort Update  kerrygoddess   Dec-29-04 09:33 PM   #71 
  - I just gave pretty big to Oxfam, but I'm afraid no amount of money can  SmartBomb   Dec-29-04 10:59 PM   #72 
  - we can't releive their sorrow  Skittles   Dec-30-04 12:29 PM   #75 
  - Donate for free  inslee08   Dec-30-04 12:44 AM   #73 
  - I'm donating $100 to Doctors Without Borders  catbert836   Dec-30-04 02:03 PM   #77 
  - ameriKa lost ?  c o f f e e   Dec-30-04 02:27 PM   #78 
  - You can donate airline mileage here  firedoglake   Dec-30-04 03:04 PM   #79 
  - UNICEF link is missing a "g" at the end.  Placebo   Dec-30-04 03:09 PM   #80 
  -  JohnLocke   Dec-30-04 05:06 PM   #81 
  - I went through the  Historic NY   Dec-30-04 07:01 PM   #82 
  - Doctors Without Borders  uppityperson   Dec-30-04 10:39 PM   #85 
  - Their site says that they do not need anymore $$ for this effort.  Kitka   Jan-03-05 01:00 PM   #88 
  - If you have a few dollars left, please consider this  Neecy   Jan-01-05 01:29 PM   #86 
  - I donated to Christian Aid  Dob Bole   Jan-03-05 09:20 AM   #87 
  - Donated to Mercy Corps today, and will donate to Doctors Without Borders..  HuckleB   Jan-03-05 05:09 PM   #89 
  - Donated to International Red Cross today.  SCRUBDASHRUB   Jan-03-05 05:43 PM   #90 
  - What is the relief agency who has peace as the middle word?  tyedyeto   Jan-04-05 08:51 PM   #92 
  - maybe this one?  iverglas   Jan-06-05 05:13 PM   #96 
  - Also  hyphenate   Jan-04-05 09:51 PM   #93 
  - American Humanist Association to Support Tsunami Disaster Relief Efforts  IanDB1   Jan-05-05 02:18 PM   #94 
  - American Refugee Committee  MrsMatt   Jan-05-05 04:12 PM   #95 
  - I agree MrsMatt!  Shananigans   Jan-07-05 11:03 PM   #97 
  - Public matching donation site available  TheWebHead   Jan-08-05 05:48 AM   #98 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-10-05 01:08 PM   #99 
  - Secular Humanist Aid and Relief Effort raises $22,000 in one week  IanDB1   Jan-11-05 02:16 PM   #101 
  - Not much overlap with the big donors to inauguration n/t  old blue   Jan-20-05 04:03 PM   #105 
  - Ricky Martin on Oprah today said they need people  TheGoldenRule   Jan-24-05 06:47 PM   #107 

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