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ZONES OF
PEACE

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Zones of Peace is a region-wide interfaith movement of churches, synagogues, mosques, other houses of worship, schools, and community-based organizations working to address the root causes of violence and make us safer in the communities where we live, work, and play. Zones of Peace recognizes organizations that are pioneering creative responses to violence and elevates their leadership.

Zones of Peace communities understand that violence takes on many forms and seek unique ways to address the challenges most palpable in their neighborhoods. Read more below about the organizations that have been recognized for their work in the following categories:

Advocating for Peace

Preventing & Responding to Domestic Violence

Resolving Conflicts

Building Interfaith & Intercultural Bridges

Preventing & Responding to Gun Violence

Revitalizing Neighborhoods

Mentoring Children & Youth

Providing Basic Needs

Welcoming & Supporting Immigrants

Questions? Contact the Zones of Peace Coordinator, Rev. John Hougen, at jbh@interfaithphiladelphia.org.

 

A Call from People of Faith to Stop Violence

Download in English, Spanish, or Arabic.

I commit as an individual: to promote peace in my home and community.

 

I commit to work with others to eliminate the causes of hatred, to honor dignity of all people, to lay down our weapons, and to find non-violent solutions when tempted to hurt another.

 

I commit to be an instrument of God’s peace: to make my home and neighborhood zones of peace, free of fear, filled with respect, and marked by deeds of kindness.