Books on PBI and nonviolent action. In the UK, you can purchase many of these books from Housmans bookstore.

  • Proactive Presence: Field Strategies for Civilian Protection, by Liam Mahony, published by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, 2006 
  • Human Rights Defenders Under Attack, by Liam Mahony, published by PBI UK, 2006
  • Side by Side A 'tactical notebook' about international protective accompaniment, developed for the New Tactics in Human Rights Project, by Liam Mahony.
  • Civilian Peacekeeping: Reducing Violence and Making Space for Democracy, by Lisa Schirch. Life and Peace Institute, 2005, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Taking a Stand: A Guide to Peace Teams and Accompaniment Projects, by Elizabeth Boardman, New Society Publishers, 2005.
    "serves as a manual for the growing number of conscientious people considering becoming part of nonviolent interventions in conflict regions abroad. Through first-person accounts, Elizabeth Boardman gives readers a feel for what motivates people to make such a commitment for peace and justice, and what such an experience might be like."
  • Experiences Nonviolents En Haïti, edited by M. Allenbach, G. Danroc, and J. Stoerk, 2001, in French only at this time.
  • Nonviolent Intervention Across Borders: A Recurrent Vision, edited by Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan and Tom Weber, Spark Matsunaga Institute of Peace, distributed by the University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
  • Unarmed Bodyguards: International Accompaniment for the Protection of Human Rights, by Liam Mahony and Luis Enrique Eguren, Kumarian Press, 1997.
  • Gandhi's Peace Army: The Shanti Sena and Unarmed Peacekeeping by Tom Weber, Syracuse University Press, 1996. Discusses "Peace Brigades" and their relationship to Gandhian nonviolence.
  • Nonviolent Action in El Salvador, by Barbara MacQuarrie, in G MacQueen (ed): Unarmed Forces, Science for Peace / Samuels Stevens, Toronto, 1992.
  • Soldier of Peace, by Mark Shephard, in Gandhi Today: The Story of Mahatma Gandhi's Successors, Seven Locks Press, Washington DC, 1987.


  • En Busca de Dignidad Produced by Miriam Seemann, Nina Brodowski, and Jonny Muller-Goldenstedt, 2005. Available from PBI/USA
  • In the Company of Fear Director, Velcrow Ripper. VHS and DVD. Reel-Myth Productions, 1999. Available from PBI/USA
  • Unarmed Commitment, a 29 minute video about Peace Brigades International in Guatemala by Cort Washington, Cort Washington Productions (310-312-8806), 1994.


Selected Journal Articles

On the Web

  • Peace Brigades International - Roots and Early Years, by Daniel N. Clark
    Daniel Clark was one of the eleven founders of PBI and served as its first International Secretary as well as organiser and first director of the Central America Project. This 40-page article covers: his pursuit of the idea of peace brigades among Quakers, the founding conference of PBI at Grindstone Island in September 1981, PBI's first organisational steps, project explorations in Central America, the first Directorate Meeting and Conference in Bergen in 1982, the first team to Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Border Brigade and the International Directorate Meeting and Conference in Mexico City in 1983.