The World Peace Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded by a group of political, religious and community leaders unified by a shared goal: to eradicate war. The association’s North American branch was established in 2018 with offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City. The WPA has deep ties to government officials, religious leaders and communities across Asia, with WPA affiliate branches in China, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Drawing inspiration from South Asian spiritual traditions, the WPA views humanity as a precious end in itself. The WPA seeks to inspire international leaders, intellectuals and influencers to reject policies of hostility and embrace a culture of global cooperation, interdependence and mutual thriving.
The World Peace Association’s mission is to create a network of politicians, academics, economists and religious leaders united by a shared commitment to analyze and reduce the causes of global conflicts; to provide coverage of global conflicts in order to enhance public awareness and encourage multinational conversations about solutions, as well as to amplify the work of humanitarians around the world; and to fund and support cross-cultural events that foster a devotion to a common humanity. The WPA is committed to leaving the world a better and more peaceful place for future generations.
The WPA promotes peace through two main avenues: conducting public diplomacy with world leaders and policymakers, and hosting and attending international conferences that bring together religious leaders from different faiths, humanitarian and other nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions and government leaders.
The WPA also hosts religious ceremonies, local charity events, and arts and cultural exchanges.