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, rather than violence or aggression.

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.

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Statement in Response to Current Events - The Urgency of Now
Becoming an Ally Workshop

Becoming an Ally Workshop

This workshop is designed to help participants develop knowledge, self-awareness and skills to best support and advocate with and for others as we work toward equity, inclusion and justice for all.
Dates:  Thursday, October 29, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Peace Breakfast: An Interfaith Gathering

Peace Breakfast: An Interfaith Gathering

Dates: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Time: 9:30am to 10:15am

Join a diverse group of faith and worldview leaders for a discussion on the historic and changing roles women play in religious and thought traditions.

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Male Speaker at Peace Week
Female wearing Valencia College shirt attending a Peace Week event
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Male Instructor at Peace Week
Two Males on stage singing a duet at Peace Week
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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.