Zen Peacemakers International

Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, Taking Action

aka Zen Peacemakers   |   New York, NY   |  www.zenpeacemakers.org

Mission

Zen Peacemakers International connects, inspires, supports and trains, peacemakers throughout the world who practice meditation, embody the Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers (Not Knowing, Bearing Witness, Taking Action), live an ethical life, and do social action as a path of awakening and service. ZPI conducts the transformational multi-faith, multi-national Bearing Witness Programs in places of genocide to address global and communal suffering, such as in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Rwanda and with the Native Americans. Zen Peacemakers continue the robust legacy established by founder Zen Master and social entrepreneur Roshi Bernie Glassman.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Rami Efal

Main address

1732 1st Ave. Box #20162

New York, NY 10128 USA

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EIN

13-3030252

NTEE code info

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Bearing Witness Retreat

The Zen Peacemakers return to the old site of the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim, Poland, for a Bearing Witness Retreat. These retreats have taken place annually every year since 1996. Participants enter a crafted program including historical background, meditation, sharing circle, interfaith liturgic ceremonies and more. This program has given rise to multitude bearing witness retreats around the world and continue to inspire peacemakers.

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Zen Peacemakers International

Board of directors
as of 11/6/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Panos

Barbara Wegmüller

Cornelius Collande

Nataniel Katz

Grant Couch

Francisco Lugoviña

Rami Efal

Christopher Panos

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No