The Institute

In 1982, the Institute for Individual and World Peace (IIWP) began the work of studying, identifying and presenting the processes that lead to peace.  Founded by John-Roger, who taught about peace and loving through his books and seminars, the current Spiritual Director of the Institute is John Morton

Imagine a planet where peace reigns, governments resolve their differences with wisdom, not weapons, communities thrive as citizens willingly commit their time and energy to heartfelt volunteer service, strangers meet each other with compassion rather than distrust, and family members interact with caring, respect and love. 

As human beings, we have the ability to choose peace inside of ourselves, no matter what is going on around us. The peace we refer to is not passive, submissive or indifferent. Rather, it is a dynamic, active peace that enriches the quality of life within the individual, in society and in the world at large. 

Our mission is to identify and present the processes that lead to peace. IIWP Supports the United Nations/UNESCO Culture of Peace Declaration

IIWP is active in the study of peace throughout the world and developing programs based on what we learn. The Institute sponsors a World Wide Peace Prayer, Peace Workshops with a focus on peace, a weekly Peace Quote email, and maintains Windermere Ranch in Santa Barbara which is a place of peace. 

Read John-Roger's article "How do we find peace?"