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 might open an office sometime in the coming year. Staff continue 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 office was part of a temporary space leased by AJ Muste Memorial Institute (now the A.J. Muste Foundation for Peace + Justice), 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 Memorial 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. That space on the 6th floor of an office building was wheelchair accessible and included meeting space, open event and hot desk space and very small offices for the AJMMI Sheltering Program movement tenants.  The Muste A.J. Muste Foundation hopes to buy a permanent home in the near future.

Our current address is: 30 E. 125 St. #229, New York, NY 10035.  You can reach us by email at wrl [at],  via our online contact form and by phone at 212.228.0450.