Mission and Vision


Witness for Peace Southeast (WFPSE) is a politically independent grassroots organization of people committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. WFPSE’s mission is to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.

At Witness for Peace Southeast, we work to raise people’s consciousness and empower them to take action. We don’t provide charity, but ask why it is that some countries need charity in the first place. We work to tackle the root causes of poverty and oppression. We stand in solidarity with our partners in Latin America.


We envision U.S. policies that support fair trade, not free trade. We envision a U.S. immigration policy that promotes dignity and human rights. We envision a U.S. drug policy that addresses demand, rehabilitates users, and offers alternative economies in Latin America. We envision just, sustainable policies in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean.

WFPSE delegations and speakers tours raise consciousness about the root causes of the growing gap between rich and poor. Skills training empower delegates to take action to change the structures which lead to poverty and oppression.