Signature Events

Global Peace Week

Global Peace Week

September 23rd-26th

Each September, the Peace and Justice Institute celebrates International Day of Peace with Global Peace Week festivities and events including peace education, music, arts and crafts, guest speakers, and free film screenings in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival.

The United Nations sanctioned International Peace Day is September 21st. The mission of International Peace Day is to have at least one non-violent, cease-fire day throughout the world. Visit Peace One Day for background on how International Peace Day came into being and for more information on what you can do to help accomplish a global change.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the creation, planning and implementation of Global Peace Week.  Full Schedule of Events

 
Conversation on Justice

Peace Day in the Park

Celebrating International Day of Peace

The Peace and Justice Institute would like to invite you to our first annual Peace Day in the Park event on Saturday, September 21st. This event will take place at Central Park located at 150 W. Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public!

 
Conversation on Justice

Conversation on Justice

Spring 2020

Join the Peace and Justice Institute annually in January for our Conversation on Justice.

Covering many of today's hot-button issues - ranging from violence, immigration and economic inequality to food insecurity, race and sexual orientation - each event, through the power of transformative stories, facilitated discussions, award-winning films, art projects and more, delves into critical conversations whose goal is to promote a culture of peace and understanding and mend the fabric of our humanity.

The Conversation on Justice is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Institute with funding support from Student Development.

 
Orlando Speaks

Orlando Speaks:

Community Conversations

Orlando Speaks was established to create a safe space for dialogue where authentic voices come together to share stories, fears, and concerns, with an eye toward finding common ground among two groups that often struggle together - police and citizens. We now offer "Our Community Speaks", which is a series of interactive workshops that utilizes innovative communication strategies to foster ongoing citizen engagement and conversation between residents, the City and the local Police Department to better serve and celebrate the community's diversity. Workshops are custom designed so as to be timely and meet local community needs.

 
Peace Breakfast

Peace Breakfast

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 8:30 am-9:45 am

This annual event brings together faith and thought leaders from various traditions to share their practice and create interfaith and interthought understanding among us.

 
Interfaith Series

Interfaith Series

2019-2020

Join PJI as we visit local houses of workshop and thought communities to gain a greater understanding of our religious and philosophical diversity. Please click on the "Learn More" button below to see the complete 2019-2020 schedule.