Established in 1977, just as Bangor Naval Base was being built, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action set forth this mission:
Establish a Center for nonviolent action which seeks the goal of a world free from nuclear destruction and unjust division of humanity.
Hold the land on which the Center is located in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner.
Develop at the Center for Nonviolent Action specific means toward a nuclear-free world which are based on the principle of truth in thought, word and action; the principle of unity of all beings; and the principle of transforming love in resistance to war and injustice.
Explore at the Center strategies and tactics for nonviolent campaigns incorporating that end-means vision.
Use the Center as a training site for participants in Nonviolent Action.
Encourage and to foster at the Center a continual reflection on, and deepening in, a nonviolent way of life.