It has been said that peace is not merely the absence of war but the presence of justice. We have used the term "waging peace" here to reflect the active engagement of so many who have committed themselves not merely to the prevention of military conflicts but also to the work of constructing a more just society. As well as the theme of war resisters we present case studies of those involved with peace movements in general and with nuclear disarmament in particular. Another theme focuses on those who insisted on telling the truth in militaristic times and we include a special theme highlighting the work of women for peace. An exploration of this section of our site will provide ample evidence to support our use of the activist term "waging peace."