National Office

339 Lafayette Street in 1991

Photo by Ed Hedemann


168 Canal Street, Suite 600
New York, NY 10013

After 40 years in the Muste Building at 339 Lafayette Street in downtown New York City, the War Resisters League National Office  is moving!  We've moved out of our old office and we're working remotely until later this summer, when we'll move into our new space on Canal Street. We continue to be reachable by phone at the same number, 212.228.0450 and by email.  You can also contact us via our online contact form.


The Muste Building, also known as the Peace Pentagon.

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 new space is wheelchair accessible will house the current movement tenants in small offices and shared open space.  The A.J. Muste Institute hopes to buy a permanent home in the near future.