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UCI's presents:


Peace App.
If you have children/grandchildren, you may be interested in this app. that teaches children about peace by teaching love, unity and diversity. This app. was designed
for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch! To learn more go to:
Contact: mona@monaparsa.com




Every Sunday:

Visualize World Peace H.B.
A group of peace minded individuals
display a banner that states "Visualize
World Peace. It's Up To You" in order
to influence people into believing that
peace is possible. Bring a candle or
help us hold up the peace banner.
7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Location: Foot of H.B. Pier
(PCH/Main St.)
Contact Info: Monique


Every Tuesday:

Imagine Peace/Common Ground
Spiritual Center

Join this group of individuals who
hold signs that read "Imagine Peace"
4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Location: Corner of Irvine Blvd. &
Prospect Ave. in Tustin
(see listing of group at right for more
info .)
Contact info: Carol Marshall



First Friday of each month:

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Justice Center

7:00-9:30 peace and justice film and
Light refreshments provided.
Location: St. Joseph Center
480 S. Batavia Street, Orange
Contact info: Maria Elena Perales
714.633.8121 or

First Sunday of each month:

Meditation on peace

Location: Common Ground Spiritual Ctr.
624 E. First St., Tustin
Contact info: Carol Marshall -


Third Monday of each month:

Pax Christi Orange County meeting
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: St. Joseph Center, 480 S.
Classroom 4 , Orange, CA 92868
Contact info: Sharon Halsey-Hoover

OCPN Facilitators

Monique Theriault
Paula Garb
949.824.8687 pgarb@uci.edu
John Graham
949.824.-8468 jgraham@uci.edu 


To All Orange County Peacebuilders:This website has been designed as a tool for our community's justice and peace organizations who are interested in non-violent means to peace. Our organizations range from gang prevention. interfaith dialogue, world peace coalitions and many more. You are invited to add your organization to this list. We envision that this website will be instrumental in making our community's peacebuilding organizations more visible and will give them a place to network with each other as they contribute to the peace in our world.. Click here to submit your organization's info. Another way that we can be of service to your organization is with our calendar of events. This calendar will enable your organization to display your group’s public events. See more about this option on the left side of this webpage.
If you have questions or comments about being added to our list of organizations or about our calendar, please contact me at: theriaum@alumni.uci.edu
  I'm l ooking forward to hearing from you.

Monique Theriault, Facilitator, OCPN

Click on each organization below for info about
that particular organization
or on the OCPN Calendar on left
to submit
an event for our calendar.

"A non-advocacy group promoting connections and cooperation to build a community of peace."

Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona

Alliance for Peacebuilding

American Jewish Committee - Orange County Chapter

Baha'i Center of San Clemente

Be The CauseCenter for Living Peace

Center for Spiritual Discovery

Chapman University, Delp-Wilkinson Peace Studies

Citizens for Global Solutions

Common Ground Spiritual Center

Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village

Council on Islamic Education

Cousins Club of Orange County

(The) Dalai Lama Foundation

Gather the Woman

Golden West College, Peace Studies Program and Peace,
Mind & Body Club


Imagine Peace/Common Ground Spiritual Center

Inside Edge Foundation for Education

Institute on Religion and Civic Values

Interfaith Council of South Orange County

Laguna Beach Interfaith Council

Laura's House Lives Worth Saving - Gang Intervention

National Conference for Community & Justice (NCCJ)

Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council

OC Human Relations Commission

Open Door Communication

Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment

Orange County Interfaith Peace Ministry

Orange County Peace Coalition

Progressive Christians Uniting

Pax Christi OC

Religious Diversity Faire


SHIP (Self-help Interfaith Program)

Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Justice Center

St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church - Arts and Awareness Cafe

St. Mark Presbyterian Church - Peace & Justice Commission

Tias Arms

The Alliance for Peacebuilding

UNIFEM, Southern California

UNISON Interfaith Choir

United Nations Association, Orange County Chapter

University of California, Irvine - Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

University of California, Irvine -Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies (CGPACS)

University of California, Irvine - Human Rights Program

University of California, Irvine - International Studies

University of California, Irvine - Olive Tree Initiative

Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County

Visualize World Peace HB

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Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona Ahimsa is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness and forgiveness. It connotes reverence for all life. It evokes civility and trust, and promotes lasting peace in society. The Ahimsa Center was established in 2004 in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Center is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at various levels: personal, interpersonal, societal, national and international. Educational and outreach initiatives of the Center facilitate an understanding of ahimsa as a positive force informing the ways of thinking as well as living. Through its educational programs and outreach activities, the Ahimsa Center fosters synergistic interactions among students, scholars, educators and the community at large. Contact info: Tara Sethia, Ph.D., Director and Professor, History Department,. 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768  Phone 909.869.3868
tsethia@csupomona.edu     www.csupomona.edu/ahimsacenter


The Alliance for Peacebuilding The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a coalition of diverse organizations working together to build sustainable peace and security worldwide. Members of AfP are directly engaged in applied conflict prevention and resolution. They provide negotiation and mediation services, train negotiators, facilitate communication to break down barriers, and help find solutions to the issues and pressures that otherwise drive groups and nations to achieve their objectives through violent force. Members also conduct research and provide evaluation and education. The role of AfP is to bring these organizations together for collaborative peacebuilding.

Contact info.: 11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036 Tel: 202.822-6135 Fax: 202.822.6068
Email: info@allianceforpeacebuilding.org       Web Site: http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/


The American Jewish Committee The American Jewish Committee is the nation's oldest human relations agency. Founded in 1906, AJC is dedicated to democracy and the values that support it. We work at the local, national, and international level to build understanding among religious and ethnic groups: to combat anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of bigotry; and to foster respect for the dignity of all.
Our programs focus on local, national and international issues, from education to political advocacy.

Contact info.: The American Jewish Committee Orange County Chapter 2222 Martin Street, Suite 150 Irvine, CA 92612 Phone: 949/ 660-8525 FAX: 949/ 660-0570

Email: OrangeCounty@AJC.org     Web Site: www.ajc.org


Baha'i Center of San Clemente

Contact info: 3316 Ave Del Presidente, San Clemente, CA 92672 Tel: 949.218.8284
E-mail mzshortee19@aol.com


Be The Cause:As a fully volunteer-run network, Be The Cause has no paid staff and no office space. We are comprised of individuals who believe that what we do, what we say, and what we think starts a profound cause and effect chain reaction in the world we live in. Volunteers in numerous cities work together to coordinate various projects and to genuinely move to a place of greater good. Be the Cause, at best, is a reminder of the things that matter most in life; as a metaphor for the movement that we are all engaged in. By laying one foot on the ground the other follows. Only by beginning can we move forward. Contact info: Sukh Chugh, PO Box 3575, Tustin, CA 92781, 760.280.8073,  E-mail:info@bethecause.org    
Website address (we'll do a link to your website): http://www.bethecause.org/

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Center for Living Peace

The Center for Living Peace is a bridge for positive change. We provide the tools and spaces to inspire inner peace and the collective expression of living peacefully. We also bring like minded organizations together so they can build a stronger sense of community. Contact Info: Faradee Rudy, Executive Director e-mail: contact@goodhappens.org 949.945.4431 website: www.goodhappens.org

Center for Spiritual Discovery:A thriving and sacred work, the Center is home to over 250 members and friends. See our website for more info: Center for Spiritual Discovery Contact info: Jim Turrell, Pastor, 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East, Suite 111, Costa Mesa, CA 92626   714.754.7399 Office

Chapman University, Delp-Wilkinson Peace Studies Delp-Wilkinson Peace Studies was established to support Peace Studies at Chapman. Through an endowment, we support student travel to conferences and study tour classes. We provide books and videos to enrich the program and we support the Peace Lecture Series that annually brings at least one prominent peacemaker to campus to speak and meet with students. Contact info: Dr. Donald Will, Professor of Peace Studies and Associate Dean, Wilkinson College of Letters & Sciences, Dept. of Political Science, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866, Phone: 714.997.6620 Fax: 714.744.7400   e-mail: will@chapman.edu
Website: http://www.chapman.edu/wcls/peacestudies/peaceLectures.asp

Citizens for Global Solutions Citizens for Global Solutions is a membership organization working to build political will in the United States to achieve our vision. We do this by educating Americans about our global interdependence, communicating global concerns to public officials, and developing proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations. Membership is open to all interested persons. Citizens for Global Solutions envisions a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. This vision requires effective democratic global institutions that will apply the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities.Contact info: Karen Stone, Chapter Leader for Laguna Hills/Laguna Woods.
e-mail:Karsto41@aol.com   Website address: http://www.globalsolutions.org/


Common Ground Spiritual Center Common Ground Spiritual Center - Corona: We are an Inclusive Spiritual Community honoring all paths to God and all people on this planet. We gather for Sunday service at 10:00am at The Woman's Improvement Club (1101 S. Main Street, Corona, 92882).Common Ground Corona also hosts: Reiki Healing Circle, Women's Wisdom Circle, Alliance for a New Humanity and Community Outreach. Website: www.CommonGroundCorona.comContact Info: Rev. Danell Wheeler, Phone: 951.264.5147, e-mail: danell@commongroundcorona.com


Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village

Concerned Citizens for Peace and Justice of Laguna Woods Village (formerly Leisure World) was formed in 1981 to oppose nuclear war.  The group's vision has grown to include not only a continued commitment to peace, but also a commitment to social and economic justice, good government, and the environment.  CCLWV is a leading voice for liberal, progressive policies, and lively dialogue and activism characterize the group's interaction.  Highly qualified speakers are featured at each monthly meeting in Laguna Wood Village.  The group also sponsors additional special events, video presentations, book review meetings, and a monthly newsletter.

Contact Info: 
Betsy Martin, President.  Phone:  949.581.5453. e-mail:  bmartin125@comline.com Website: www.lagunawoodsvillage.com


Council on Islamic Education CIIE's mission is to support and strengthen American public education as the best foundation for a vibrant democracy, a healthy civil society, and a globally literate citizenry. CIE was founded in 1990 as a national, non-profit, non-advocacy resource organization T he Council on Islamic Education exists to foster fair-minded analyses and understandings of world cultures, their creative interactions and possibilities for growth through research based on the highest standards of historical and social scholarship, and open debate in the public square. Contact info: Shabbir Mansuri, Founding Director 9300 Gardenia St. #B-3, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, Tel: 714.839.2929 Fax: 714.839.2714 E-mail: info@cie.org Website: http://www.cie.org/

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Cousins Club of Orange CountyFormed in 1988 by Jews, Palestinians, and others concerned about the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. Our monthly meeting features a guest speaker who is an expert on some aspect of the conflict and/or Israeli or Palestinian life under the occupation. We sponsor public educational meetings, counter clichés and misinformation in local newspapers, and meet with our legislators to present a reasoned view of mid-Eastern affairs. Everyone who has an interest in peace in the Middle East is invited to join us on the second Tuesday of each month. Contact info: Ted Shapin; P.O. Box 5891, Orange, California 92863-5891; phone: 714.633.0922
e-mail:info@cousinscluboc.org;   Website address:


(The) Dalai Lama Foundation

The Dalai Lama Foundation is an international organization whose mission is to support the development of our shared global capacity for ethics and peace. It was established by friends and students of the Dalai Lama who wish to support his efforts for peace and the alleviation of human suffering. The Foundation is international in scope, with a growing network of National Chapters that includes Japan, Canada, Russia and Nigeria. Our headquarters is in Redwood City, California, USA. Visit us on the Web at www.dalailamafoundation.org to learn of our educational projects and programs.Contact Info: Tenzin N. Tethong, Pres.; 61 Renato Court #24, Redwood City, CA 94061; phone/fax 650.368.4435 E-mail: info@dlfound.org     
Website Address:


Gather the Women Gather the Women is a grassroots, global community of women who share the belief that the time is now to activate the incredible power of women's wisdom.
We create opportunities for women to connect, inspire and encourage action for creating a world of peace, balance and well-being for all.
Contact: Info: Joy Adams, Phone: 949.235.3603, E-Mail: gtwwocal@gmail.com
Website address: www.gtwsocal.org

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Golden West College, Peace Studies Program and Peace, Mind & Body Club

Peace Studies at Golden West College is an interdisciplinary program formed to provide students with the tools they need to work towards a more peaceful world. This program was created with the conviction that education, awareness, and activism are essential to those interested in becoming the custodians of our futures. Through education we can empower students to lead with knowledge and passion, building bridges between daily reality and new possibility. Through awareness one can find ways to create peace, within one’s self, between the self and others, between “us” and “them” or between humans and nature. The Peace Studies program supports pioneers dedicated to peace. Contact info: Fran Faraz, Peace Studies Coordinator; 15744 Golden West St. Huntington Beach,Ca 92647
ffarazdaghi@gwc.cccd.edu; Website Address:


Helpneighbors.com Is a free Donation Website - designed to match people in their neighborhood that could use a little help.  Easy way to PASS on items such as clothes, toys, etc. that their children have outgrown.  Allows a more personal and fulfilling way to make a difference in another persons life.   The families that need  help create profiles to list their exact needs for their family.  They can list the ages and sizes of their children and any items that are needed.  The helpers sign up and then are allowed to browse profiles by zip code and chose a family they would like to help. We all have items sitting around our house that we no longer need and could mean the world to someone else. We have events every 2-3 months in Orange County and invite everyone to come together for the purpose of helping each other.

Contact Info:  Cara McVey:  Caralees2000@yahoo.com,     Website:  http://www.helpneighbors.com

Imagine Peace/Common Ground Spiritual Center Each Tuesday from 4 to 5PM, a group from Common Ground Spiritual Community (www.embracehumanity.com) gather to stand at the intersection of Irvine Blvd and Prospect Ave, in the city of Tustin, holding signs that read "Imagine Peace". We also hold a meditation for peace the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. Please join us as often as possible at both of these events. For the vigil, we stand on the northeast corner and there is parking off of Prospect just a few yards north of Irvine Blvd. We look forward to seeing you there! http://embracehumanity.com

Contact info: Carol Marshall - 714.961.5439


The Inside Edge Foundation for Education The Inside Edge Foundation for Education is a membership organization where intellectually-curious and spiritually-conscious people meet for
learning and fun. Each week we have well-known, cutting-edge speakers whose topics range from psychology, scientific breakthroughs, and global issues to success strategies, spiritual awareness, and the arts. We also maintain an online library of these speakers dating back to 2004.

Contact info: Adrian Windsor, Ph.D., Program Director, P.O. Box 53351. Irvine, CA 92619-3351 949.460.4242
E-mail: info@insideedge.orgffarazdaghi@gwc.cccd.edu    Website address: http:/insideedge.org/

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Institute on Religion and Civic Values (IRCV)The Mission of IRCV is to strengthen civil society by exploring issues at the intersection of faith, citizenship, and pluralism and to serve as a catalyst to align public policymaking with our nation's core values.

Contact Info:
Shabbir Mansuri, Founding Director, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20186, Fountain Valley, CA 92728 Telephone: 714.839.2929
Email:info@ircv.org Website
: http://www.ircv.org/

Interfaith Council of South Orange County We are representatives of diverse faith communities gathered for the purpose of promoting respect and understanding between different faith through dialogue, education and common activities.Contact info: Chaplain Sheryl Faulk, President, P.O. Box 2549, Laguna Hills, CA 92654 Sfaulk@memorialcare.org


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Laguna Beach Interfaith Council

A collection of local church outreach persons trying to help each other by sharing ideas on ways to improve our community and our service to that community. Our purpose is to further communication and cooperation between the religious institutions of Laguna Beach and between those institutions, and the community's social service agencies, in order to better serve the needs of this community – especially the needs of the poor, the sick, and the disenfranchised.

Contact info: Don Healton, current President, 37 Tennis Villas Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
 dhealton@igc.org  949.496.2026   FAX: 949.496.1867
(by appointment only)

Laura's House 'Ending the Silence of Domestic Violence" - Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse - Laura’s House operates on the philosophy that domestic violence is multi-dimensional and often cyclical in nature and must be addressed through a range of interventions. Our goal is to provide support programs that will prepare our clients and their children to live independent and violence-free lives and prevention programs aimed at breaking the multigenerational cycle of violence to create healthier families. We will gladly present your organization with brochures and resources free of charge.Contact info: Marissa C. Presley, Prevention Education Specialist, 999 Corporate Drive, Suite 225, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694, E-mail: mpresley@laurashouse.org Website: www.laurashouse.org/


Lives Worth Saving-Gang Intervention

Equipping the Faith Based Community to impact gangs and at-risk youth, bringing positive change to

Contact info:
Pastor Kevin Brown, P.O. Box 23101 Santa Ana, CA. 92711-3101 livesworthsaving@hotmail.com   www.lwsgi.com

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Primary Activities: Primary activities include high school leadership programs, principally through the Knowledge and Social Responsibility (KSR) Program, and a variety of interfaith initiatives.History: NCCJ, founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a national human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism in America and to promoting respect and understanding among people of all races, religions and cultures through advocacy, education and conflict resolution.Contact info: 3961 MacArthur Blvd. #101, Newport Beach, CA 92660, phone: 949 442.2814 fax: 949 756.8514  orange@nccj.org  http://www.nccj.org/


Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council The Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council is an interfaith dialogue organization that is building community that honors our many voices. Among other things, we hold monthly luncheon meetings to discuss issues of concern as well as a yearly National Day of Prayer breakfast. Contact Info.: Dennis W. Short, P.O. Box 1175, Newport Beach, CA 92659-1175 Mobile: 714.921.8665 nmiinterfaith@aol.com Website Address: nminterfaith.org


OC Human Relations Commission The OC Human Relations Commission's mission is to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.

Contact info: Iliana Welty, Director of Community Building, 1300 S. Grand. Bldg. B Santa Ana, CA 92706, Phone: 714 567-5054 -
Website address: www.ochumanrelations.org


Open Door Communication Mission:: to share Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and related life-serving tools with people from all walks of life in Southern California by:
Offering NVC
workshops, mediation, and coaching.
Establishing practice groups and mentoring NVC resource people to multiply impact.
Facilitating supportive relationships among NVC practitioners.Contact Info: Terry LePage; terry@opendoorcommunication.org;   Phone: 949.400.3379 Website:


Orange County Chapter of The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) The OC/UNAUSA holds events, publishes periodic news by snail mail and email in order to Inform, Educate and Mobilize local individuals in learning more about the work of the UN. It is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. UNA-USA offers Americans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the UN - from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy, equitable development, preservation of the environment and international justice. Contact info: e-mail  info@una-oc.org    Website: http://www.una-oc.org/ Follow us on Facebook: UNA Orange County Chapter

Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment Mission statement: The Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment (OCICE) educates, raises awareness and empowers people to actively protect and preserve creation through responsible stewardship.

Contact info.
: Sherri Loveland, Co-Chair, P. O. Box 555, Tustin, CA 92781, Phone: 714.552-0333, email:
ecofaith@ocice.org   OR
Margaret Henke, Co-Chair, same address, Phone: 714.731.6775, Email:marghenke@cox.net  Website address : http://www.ocice.org


Orange County Interfaith Peace Ministry

We are a coalition of various faith-based communities working together for faith-based peace with justice, ecumenical outreach, education, and justice awareness issues. On our website, we provide articles, newsletters, movies and book titles, a calendar of events and links to other organizations and individuals providing a voice for peace with justice in a growing world of indifference and intolerance. Only speaking together in faith and love can we overcome the darkness surrounding our communities, our leaders and the world. Meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12:15 P.M. at the Sisters of St. Joseph, 480 S. Batavia, Orange, CA 92868.

Contact info: patriciahug@cox.net
   Website: http://www.ipmoc.org



Orange County Peace Coalition
Our coalition advocates the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal become a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy.
Philosophy: The sanctity of life and the non-violent resolution of conflict are the guiding principles behind the Orange County Peace Coalition. We believe that people of all nations have the right, through truly democratic processes, to determine their own destiny, free from military coercion. We acknowledge national defense as a critical element of nationhood. However, civil liberties and democratic rights must never be sacrificed. Constitutional and international laws must never be overridden or ignored.
We believe that questioning, criticism and dissent must be valued and protected. We believe that all persons detained or prosecuted should have the right of due process. These rights must be defended. We will resist the machinery of war and repression. We make common cause with people of the world for peace, justice and freedom. Contact info: Address: Orange County Peace Coalition, PO Box 50021, Irvine, CA 92619-0021, Phone: 714.637.8313 email:info@ocpeace.org    
: http://ocpeace.org/


Pax Christi OC Pax Christi OC is a chapter group of Pax Christi USA, which strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, andwitnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation. www.paxchristiusa.org Contact info: Sharon Halsey-Hoover, 714.420.6771 e-mail: inscapeOne@aol.com


Progressive Christians Uniting Progressive Christians Uniting is committed to equipping individuals and congregations for the work of transforming society through the radically inclusive gospel of Jesus Christ. Founded in Los Angeles about 10 years ago by progressive pioneers Rev. Dr. George F. Regas & Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr., PCU seeks to organize people around issues of justice. Within the last 2 years it has grown a significant chapter here in Orange County. In strengthening and empowering liberal, progressive, and radical Christians to live out a faithful commitment to the gospel of active love, we work to: -develop networks of connections between progressive Christian congregations and individuals throughout the Southern California region, through our website, newsletters, events, Common Ground groups, and local chapters. More info.about our mission can be found on our website. Contact Info: Erin Weller, OC Chapter Coordinator, 714-721-6554, eweller@pcu-la.org Website: www.progressivechristiansuniting.org


Religious Diversity FaireReligious Diversity Faire is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for people to learn about the diverse faith traditions in our community. It's mission is to promote respect, understanding and appreciation among the many faith traditions in our communities. Our goals are to provide education, an opportunity for people from the community to intereact with those from other faith traditions and cultural backgrounds, to provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore our religious and cultural differences and to discover our commonalities.and to be a catalyst for greater understanding of and respect for all faith traditions in the larger community. We produce an annual educational event, the Religious Diversity Faire, whose purpose is to provide education and the opportunity for getting to know people from diverse faith traditions. Contact info. President: Prany Sananikone, Office of OED, 4500 Berkeley Pl., Irvine, CA 92697, Phone: 949.824.4549, Fax: 949.824.2112, Fax,


S.A.R.A.H.We are women committed to empowering ourselves, one another, and the community, through our daily actions, dialogue, community, services and providing educational opportunities by comforming to the highest and deepest values of all our faith traditions. Contact: Info: Sande Hart sandehart@mac.com
reconciliation. www.sarah4hope.org

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SHIP (Self Help Interfaith Program)We help homeless individuals get back on their feet. Self-Help Interfaith Program, SHIP, is an ecumenical venture of volunteers from approximately 15 different churches which provides a four month residential program designed for permanent self-sufficiency of homeless individuals who are capable of obtaining full-time employment. Churches located in West Orange County have donated facilities to host the program on a rotating basis in Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, and Costa Mesa. We are always in need of new churches to house our guests for a period of one to two weeks once or twice a year.

Contact Info: Contact: Jim Huffman or Sherrill Svalstad 15161 Jackson St., Midway City, California 92655   For interested churches 714.520.7587
For homeless individuals interviews: 714.897.3221  E-mail: gsrlicks2@aol.com    Website:http://shipinoc.org/


Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Justice Center

Contact info:
Maria Elena Perales, 480 S. Batavia Street, Orange, CA 92868, 714.633.8121, mperales@csjorange.org

St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church - Arts and Awareness Cafe

Mission statement: To promote and expand faith based awareness of peace and social justice issues.Contact Info: The Rev. Wilfredo Benitez, St. Anselm of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 13091 Galway Street, Garden Grove, CA. 92844
714.537.0604    e-mail: Stanselmgg@aol.com     Website: www.Saintanselmgg.org


St. Mark Presbyterian Church - Peace and Justice Commission

Whoever you are, Wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Mark. We are an inclusive church community with open arms and open minds. A portion of our Theological Mission Statement reads: We live our lives in the conviction that God is at work today establishing the reign of God’s love, peace, and justice in this world., Our mission, therefore, is to act as God’s hands and voice, as agents of reconciliation and companions in our commitment to Jesus’ vision. So, we worship and study to the end that we might grow ever faithful and effective in doing Christ’s work in our time and place.Contact Info:   Contact: Pastor Gary Collins, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660;   949.644.1341; E-mail :thecollins1@cox.net 


Mission statement: Tias Arms is a non-profit, non-denominational organization that believes in providing a dignified, nurturing, and compassionate environment for orphaned or abandoned children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Our goal also is to provide a hospice environment to comfort these children in their final stages of life. Contact info: Joanne Baker, 3 Wild Goose Ct., Newport Beach, CA 92663  Phone: 949.650.6254 Email:
tias_arms@yahoo.com(underscore between tias and arms)
Website: www.tiasarms.org


UNIFEM Southern California

UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the UN. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality and places the advancement of women’s human rights at the center of all its efforts. UNIFEM/USA supports these projects and offers American women the opportunity to reach out to women in the rest of the world who are struggling against poverty, disease, and prejudice. Contact info:: Angela Rubio, 949.278.9773 rubioagr@yahoo.com UNIFEM/Southern CA: unifemsocal@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 51531, Irvine, CA 92619-1531 CeCe Sloan, SoCal Chapter President: 949.458.7967 orcece@fea.net   More information can be found at UNIFEM http://www.unifem.org/ and http://www.unifemusa.org/.

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UNISON Interfaith Choir The mission of UNISON Interfaith Choir is to foster harmony and mutual understanding between faith communities of Southern California through the collaborative creation of interfaith musical presentations, educational programs, and recordings. We produce our own concerts, plus we are available to sing at events that promote justice, peace, and interfaith understanding. Contact Info: Beth Syverson, 714.376.6666, E-mail: director@UNISONchoir.org   Website: www.UNISONchoir.org


University of California Irvine Center for Citizen Peacebuilding Contact info: Paula Garb or John Graham, Co-Directors, University of California, Irvine , 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100; phone: 949.824.8687 email: Paula Garb: pgarb@uci.edu;  John Graham: jgraham@uci.edu    Website: http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb/

University of California, Irvine -Center for Global Peace & Conflict Studies (CGPACS)
Contact info: cgpacs@uci.edu


University of California, Irvine Human Rights Program Contact info: Alison Brysk, abrysk@uci.edu or 949.824.1582


University of California, Irvine International Studies International Studies provides an interdisciplinary perspective on global politics, societies, cultures and history. Contact info:  Mike Roesler, University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences, International Studies Program, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine,
CA 92697-5100, phone: 949.824.8687 mroesler@uci.edu   Website: http://internationalstudies.ss.uci.edu/


University of California, Irvine - Olive Tree Initiative The primary goal of The Olive Tree Initiative is for UCI students to travel to Israel on a yearly basis to hear perspectives from Israeli and Palestinian academics, community leaders, and activists who have first-hand knowledge of the conflict and to bring what we learned back to the UCI community..
Contact Info: Evonne Liew, University of California, Irvine, 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697, 949.824.8687, 824-8687, eliew@uci.edu
website: http://www.uci.edu/uci/features/feature_olivetree_081020.php and for video about the trip: http://www.uci.edu/video/olivetree/


Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County is the only countywide affiliation of businesses, community organizations, public and private agencies, and individuals seeking to promote violence prevention through a public health approach. Membership: Includes over 30 organizations, and individuals with the commitment to promote violence prevention in Orange County Goals: Promote policies that prevent violenceChange community norms by establishing non-violence as a desirable behavior
Foster communication and collaboration among community members, stakeholders, and agencies currently addressing violence in Orange County. Mission Statement:
To promote the health and wellness of our community by reducing violence. Vision: The Violence Prevention of Orange County will mobilize Orange County residents through education regarding those factors that contribute to violence and by advocating violence prevention strategies to break the cycle of violence within individuals, families, neighborhoods and the community as a whole. Challenges: Funding for projects including a social marketing initiative, Pocket Resource Cards, Fact Sheets, and the annual Ambassador's of Peace Luncheon. Primary Activities: Quarterly meetings on topics regarding all forms of violence, Annual Ambassador of Peace Luncheon honoring individuals in the community who are promoting violence prevention. Policy Committee: Reviews legislation concerned with the prevention of violence. Provides accurate information regarding violence policy issues. Resource Committee: Acts as a resource for violence prevention information and coalition information. Produces fact sheets, calendar of violence prevention activities, and current membership information Community Awareness and Networking: Identifies and conducts community awareness activities to increase public awareness of issues related to the prevention of violence and the Coalition.Executive Committee: Provides leadership regarding violence prevention strategies and activities of the Coalition. Conducts Coalition business. Committee includes members from each committee and Coalition members at large. History: The VPCOC was established in 1996.Contact info.: Chair: Mary Marlin, Address: 480 S. Batavia St. Orange, CA 92868, Phone Number: 949.858.1608 Fax: 949.858.1608


Visualize World Peace H.B.It's hard for most people to imagine that peace is even possible in our world. Our group wants to change that mindset. We think that peace cannot be achieved unless people believe that it is possible to have peace. Once the "peace possible" mindset has been achieved, we will have the brains and courage to do what needs to be done in our world to achieve peace. We are working at changing this mindset by displaying a banner that says: "Visualize World Peace; It's Up to You ". We have done this every Sunday night for the last four years and will continue to do so until we achieve world peace. We meet at the foot of the Huntington Beach pier from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday nights. Please join us - or display your own banner in another part of our world. We'll be glad to tell you what works for us.

Contact info:   Monique Theriault; theriaum@alumni.uci.edu      Carol Zwaans czwaans@socal.rr.com Website
: http://home.socal.rr.com/peacecenter/

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To submit your peace organization's information for our OCPN list of organizations:Send an e-mail to: theriaum@alumni.uci.edu
with the following info:

(Please try to keep total answers within a maximum of 100 words.)Organization title
Contact info. (name, address, phone #, e-mail address)
Description of organization or mission statement
Website address (if you don’t have one, please contact me for info. on creating a Yahoo group for your organization. This will enable you to get more info. out to persons who click the link on your group’s name.)
Please know that your information can be changed or edited over time.


To submit your organization's event for our OCPN calendar:Send an e-mail to: theriaum@alumni.uci.edu
with the following info:

(Please try to keep total info. within a maximum of 100 words.)
Organization Title
Name and purpose of event
Date and time of event
Location of event
E-mail or phone number for more info.
Website address where more info. can be viewed (if available)


The following link was created for the Events of the Center for Citizen Peacebuilding only. calendar
You can also access the same info. through the "Events" link above.