The Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, serves as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change. Through their Prison Program, Youth Program, and Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement and network of chapters, their vision is to bring peace where there is conflict, to promote communication and cooperation among Buddhist sanghas, and to alleviate suffering wherever possible.
They strive to:
- Offer a public witness, through practice, for peace and protection of all beings
- Raise humanitarian, environmental, and social justice concerns among Buddhist communities
- Bring a Buddhist perspective to contemporary peace, environmental, and social justice movements