Signature Events

Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) Leadership Series

Peace and Justice Institute’s (PJI) Leadership Series

For the first time, PJI is offering our Leadership series to the community as stand-alone workshops. Learn how to collaborate, work through conflict, and enhance our culture of inclusive excellence and equity through PJI’s Leadership Series. Please click on the “Learn More” button to see this year’s offering to register.

Global Peace Week

Global Peace Week

September 26th-29th 2022 | Virtual and In-Person

Each September, the Peace and Justice Institute celebrates the International Day of Peace with Global Peace Week festivities and events including peace education, music, 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 “Peace Day” is to have at least one non-violent, cease-fire day throughout the world. This year the theme is “recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”

 
Conversation on Justice

Peace Day - September 21st

Celebrating International Day of Peace

 

September 21st, 2020 | In-Person 

 

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Conversation on Justice

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.

This year Conversation on Justice features a keynote event with Rachel Louise Snyder, an American Journalist and author of No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, which explores the roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences, and the efforts to address the problem. 

 
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

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

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. 

 
 
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PJI Retreats

Attend one of the PJI Retreats in fall, spring, or summer. These retreats provide a space to slow down, reflect on our lives, practice the Principles and ask ourselves and others honest and open questions in a safe container.

Please click on the “Learn More” button to see this year’s offerings and to register.