September 17–Peace Sunday!
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
2017 Worldwide Theme: Together for Peace: Respect, Safety, and Dignity for All
The Oakland Peace Center, with St. Mary’s Center, will host a community gathering on September 21, details to follow.
In solidarity with those celebrating Peace Day all over the world, the Oakland Peace Center invites houses of worship to participate in Peace Sunday on September 17, 2017. Click HERE to sign up!
WHO IS THE OAKLAND PEACE CENTER?
The vision of First Christian Church of Oakland, the Oakland Peace Center (OPC) is a hub for peacemakers in the East Bay to work, collaborate, grow, and create together. The OPC has forty-two nonprofit partner organizers, twelve of whom office in the 40,000 sq. ft. converted church space, each working toward a more just and peaceful Oakland in their own way. From teaching nonviolence in prisons, to offering food and clothes to families in need, to teaching anti-bullying and emotional intelligence in local schools, and much more, our partners share a commitment to equity, access and dignity as the means to creating peace.
The OPC offers affordable office space to nonprofits as well as community space for trainings and workshops as prices continue to rise in the East Bay. The OPC also strengthens our partner’s work through capacity building and shared resources. Ultimately, we support transformative relationships that strengthen us all to work toward a more just and peaceful community.
Your contribution to the OPC through the Day of Peace will benefit not only the thousands of people who come to the OPC annually for workshops, trainings, community events, and social services, but the thousands more who are served through our partners throughout the East Bay. It will be a testament to the truth that we can do more together than we can alone.
Again, we would be thrilled if you supported us and the work of peace in one of several ways…click here to sign up!