The Peace and Justice Institute aims to empower people to take action by providing resources to support the culture of peace. As part of these resources, you will find the following

  • A Library Resource Guide which is a collection of books and articles in the field of Peace and Justice as compiled by our Valencia Libraries.
  • Consultants who have served to lay the foundational philosophies and teachings of PJI. Our consultants have been invaluable in guiding our work and serving as mentors to so many of us.
  • Community partners who support the initiatives of the PJI, provide resources and education to enhance our efforts, and collaborate to build the culture of peace and justice.
  • Terminology related to Peace and Justice studies.
  • What We Are Reading, a list of books that have deeply informed our work.

Library Resource Guide


The Peace and Justice Library Resource Guide assists users in locating information on the key issues surrounding peace and justice. It highlights the Peace and Social Justice Collection at the East Campus, new materials including books and e-books at all campuses, electronic resources, databases, journals, and links to other relevant information. This guide is not intended to be comprehensive, but highlights some of the useful resources as a starting point for inquiry into this interdisciplinary field of study.



The Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College promotes peace and justice for all.

  • Alma Abdul Hadi-Jadallah, PhD.

    George Mason University, Eastern Mennonite University, Kommon Denominator

  • Phyllis Beck Kritek, RN, PhD, FAAN.

    Former faculty member, Harvard School of Public Health, Board of Trustees of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

  • Iron Eagle

    Apache Medicine Man

  • Angela King

    Deputy Director, Life After Hate

  • George Lopez, PhD.

    Notre Dame University, The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

  • Peggy McIntosh, PhD.

    Founder and Senior Associate, National SEED Project

  • Michael Nagler, PhD.

    Founder, The Metta Center for Nonviolence, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley

  • Lucy M. Roberts, M.A.

    Roberts Consulting, primary consultant in the development and foundation of the Peace and Justice Institute

  • David J. Smith

    The United States Institute of Peace

  • Emily Style

    Founding Co-Director, National SEED Project

  • Elaine Sullivan, M.A.

    The Center for Renewal and Wholeness in Higher Education

  • Lee Mun Wah

    International Diversity Trainer and Filmmaker