The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all. Our aim is to nurture an inclusive, caring and respectful environment on campus and within our community - one where conflict leads to growth and transformation.

The PJI Principles
PJI Principles
The PJI Principles for How We Treat Each Other create a common language and common practices to build respect and community among us
PJI Journal
PJI Journal
The JOURNAL is a reflective tool providing scholarship for peace and justice practitioners throughout the globe.

Conversation on Justice

Each January the Peace and Justice Institute hosts Conversation on Justice, this year happening January 24-27, 2022.

The conference covers today's hot-button issues ranging from racial inequality, domestic violence, immigration, gender stereotypes, LGBTQ+ topics, and the environment. Each event, through the power of transformative stories, facilitated dialogue, film, and more, delves into critical conversations whose ultimate goal is to promote a culture of peace and mend the fabric of our humanity.

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PJI Workshops

Inquire today about having PJI facilitate a Keynote, workshop, or training for your business, organization, or school!

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Studying peace benefits all of us--it leads to better people and better societies. It provides a new approach and philosophy toward conflict transformation. It allows people to make a difference by "being the peace" in their own relationships, their neighborhood, the college campus, and even the world.


3300+ City of Orlando Employees trained by PJI in Inclusive Excellence.


PJI Principles for How We Treat Each Other introduced to 25,000+ residents in Central Florida creating a common language and common practices among us.


PJI was presented as a credible pathway to the Culture of Peace at the United Nations, 2018.


PJI listed as one of the "101 Things to Love About Central Florida" by the Orlando Sentinel.