The Liberal Peace Initiative exists to better organize peaceful ideas and people around our shared liberal values. 


Liberalpeace.com is a digital library with an ever-growing collection of classic literature about peace, liberalism, and the connection between the two. We'll celebrate ideas and thinkers from Nelson Mandela to John Stuart Mill, from Gandhi's Hind Swaraj to Jane Addams's Newer Ideals of Peace — all in one place. Check out our full library and stay tuned as we unveil our forthcoming collection, tentatively titled "Young Guns."


Champions of Peace:

Dekanawida — Great Peacemaker

Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Nelson Mandela



Living Legends:


Daisaku Ikeda

Tenzin Gyatso — "the 14th Dalai Lama"

Aung San Suu Kyi

Lai Chee-ying — Jimmy Lai



Legends Lost:


Prof. Gene Sharp

Thich Nhat Hanh



Pioneers of Peace:


William Penn

Henry David Thoreau

Richard Cobden

Jane Addams

Sir Norman Angell

Prof. Elise M. Boulding



Philosophy of Peace:


Lao Tzu & Co.

Desiderius Erasmus

Immanuel Kant

John Stuart Mill



Professors of Peace:


Prof. Kenneth E. Boulding

Prof. Elise M. Boulding

Prof. Gene Sharp

Prof. John E. Mueller

Prof. Erik Gartzke

Prof. Christopher J. Coyne



Economics of Peace:


Adam Smith

Ludwig von Mises

Prof. Kenneth E. Boulding

Prof. Christopher J. Coyne