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H.R.808 - Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act

To establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act as introduced.
  • Official: To establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence. as introduced.

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President
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02/05/07
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act - Establishes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to: (1) hold p

Official Summary

Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act - Establishes a Department of Peace and Nonviolence, which shall be headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Sets forth the mission of the Department, including to:
(1) hold peace as an organizing principle;
(2) endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; and
(3) develop policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict. Establishes in the Department the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace and Nonviolence, which shall provide assistance and make recommendations to the Secretary and the President concerning intergovernmental policies relating to peace and nonviolent conflict resolution. Transfers to the Department the functions, assets, and personnel of various federal agencies. Establishes a Federal Interagency Committee on Peace and Nonviolence. Establishes Peace Day. Urges all citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on such day.

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