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Global Outreach

Konferans Lape Jakmel
Jacmel Peace Conference
August 20-22, 2015

Each year the Peace and Justice Institute, in partnership with Saint Margaret Mary Church in Winter Park, Florida, partner to bring a three day peace conference to Jacmel Haiti. Principles of respect and nonviolence, conflict resolution skills, and meditation are highlights of the three day Konferans Lape Jakmel, with the goal of supporting a sustainable peace program for the children and citizens of Haiti.

In the past up to sixty-five leaders from diverse parishes and churches from the Jacmel region and Cite de Soleil's Sakala have come together for this annual event. The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation has also been represented at the conference. As a result of the peace conferences, there has been the establishment of the Jacmel Peace Commission with leadership positions and a paid director in place. The Commission meets multiple times throughout the year and is developing structures for its organization, an online platform, and plans to develop new peace groups in other parishes around Jacmel.

Peace Conference Jacmel, Haiti 2015 from Willie J. Allen Jr. on Vimeo



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    Goals of the Institute are to:
    1. Create and teach a Peace and Justice Studies curriculum
    2. Sponsor and collaborate on peace and justice events
    3. Foster a connection with Valencia's A.S. programs in peace studies and conflict transformation
    4. Offer community outreach in peace and justice
    5. Engage in realizing Valencia's core competencies