National Office

339 Lafayette Street in 1991

339 Lafayette Street in 1991.
Photo by Ed Hedemann

In March 2020, we began working remotely as part of the COVID-19 restrictions. We continue to monitor conditions in New York and will fully open the office sometime in the next months. Staff continue to go into the office periodically to check mail and ship literature and merchandise orders.  We continue our organizing work online.
 

In 2016, after 40 years at 339 Lafayette Street, the Peace Pentagon, the War Resisters League moved our national office.   Our current office is part of a temporary space leased by AJ Muste Memorial Institute (AJMMI), which owned 339 Lafayette and is looking for a new space for WRL and all the other tenants that are part of its Sheltering Program.

In 1978, with a dream of establishing a permanent home in New York for the nonviolence movement, the A.J. Muste Institute purchased a three-story loft building in downtown Manhattan from the War Resisters League and began managing it as part of their program work.  In 2015 they sold 339 Lafayette, and  signed a five-year renewable lease on a one-floor space not far away in downtown Manhattan. The current space, the 6th floor of an office building, is wheelchair accessible and includes meeting space, open event and hot desk space and very small offices for the AJMMI Sheltering Program movement tenants.  The A.J. Muste Institute hopes to buy a permanent home in the near future.

Our current address is:  168 Canal Street, Suite 600, New York, NY 10013.  You can reach us by email at wrl [at] warresisters.org,  via our online contact form and by phone at 212.228.0450.