Proprietors Anita and Dale Lewis have created a farm dedicated to peace and sustainability. Located in Bellbrook, Ohio, the farm has many animals and is being created as a center for green technology and agriculture. In 2014, the Farm was the location of the First Caring Citizens’ Congress of Wilmington, Ohio, charter application to affiliate with the Empathy Surplus Project was accepted December 2, 2014. A charter ceremony took place at Roaring Brook Farm on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153, making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Montgomery County is part of the Dayton, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Montgomery County Commissioners have affirmed their commitment to peace and the legacy of Dayton’s peace history. Each year, the Commissioners plan an event around International Day of Peace, including the Honoring Our Veterans events and the cleanup of the Greencastle Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Dayton.
The Center is a Marianist environmental education community in the Catholic tradition. In Mary’s hope-filled spirit, we preserve and act in communion with the land and educate other communities in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice and spirituality.
Restoring Communities of Land & People
Each year, MEEC hosts a Labyrinth Walk. In 2015, the Miami Valley’s Five Rivers Chautauqua planted a Peace Tree on the grounds of Mount St. John.
St. Joseph Hall, Mount St. John
4435 East Patterson Rd.
Dayton, OH 45430-1095
Leanne M. Jablonski FMI, PhD
Scholar for Faith & Environment
Hanley Sustainability Institute, University of Dayton
Sustainability, Energy Environment (SEE) Integrated Learning-Living Community (LLC)
In order to grow the Dayton region’s economic and social capital, the Collaboratory is providing the Collaborative Infrastructure—the physical space, portfolio of initiatives, engagement tools and support system for people from across the region to come together to imagine and act upon new possibilities for themselves, each other and the community, with a particular interest in downtown. These new possibilities will involve citizen, government, business, institutional, organizational and philanthropic participants and will impact how we live, work, play and learn.
The Collaboratory is an initiative of Involvement Advocacy.
The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans has provided the spiritual guidance for the ceremonial planting of the White Pine peace trees in the Dayton area. The group also has many events during the summer, including the International Day of Peace and Prayer in June, culminating in the Pow Wow at Sunwatch.
International Cities of Peace is the registered trademark of Cities of Peace, Inc., which is a Dayton based organization serving as the fiscal sponsor for Peace Dayton. International Cities of Peace is an associated network of independent cities of peace focused on self-defining their community as valuing and working toward a culture of peace. There are over 160 cities of peace in 43 countries on six continents.
Each year the Interfaith Forum of Dayton takes on the large issues of race, gender, and poverty. Here is an example of their One Human Family workshops:
One Human Family Workshop (OHF) weekend which will take place in Dayton, OH – March 27 – 29, 2015 at
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St ., in downtown Dayton. The theme is “Unity in Diversity.”
Friday, March 27 (6:00 – 8:30pm) “Voices of Immigrant Experiences” These “Voices” gatherings are to serve as a bridge between the people of other cultures now residing here and the “local folk” and are meant to foster greater appreciation for each other. This one is different in that we will be focusing on the musical traditions (cultural and/or spiritual). Participants will break bread together with an International Dinner. H osted by the Dayton Human Relations Council Welcome Dayton initiative, the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), and the Cultural Diversity Caucus which came out of the UD Community Summits on Eliminating Racism and is now part of NCCJ’s community initiatives.
Saturday, March 28 (9:00–4:30pm) One Human Family Workshop /Choir* the lyrics, songs of praise, protest, and purpose developed out of the African-American experiences from the days of the “sorrow songs”. will open the door for frank and honest dialogue to take place. We encourage everyone (teens and up), singers and non-singers alike to participate. We invite all attendees to participate in the concert on Sunday.
Sunday morning, March 29, some workshop choir participants will attend local venues to sing a song as a way to introduce the afternoon concert/dialogue program.
Sunday, March 29 (3:00-5:00) Concert/Dialogue hosted and sponsored by the Interfaith Forum of Dayton. The format is to use music/song lyrics instead of a speaker to foster meaningful dialogue to take place over refreshments midway through the program.
*If your worship service prevents you from participating in the Saturday workshop but you would like to be in the choir on Sunday please contact Colette at 937- 274-7009 or UnityinDiversity_2015_Dayton@yahoo.com to make other arrangements.
The Greater Dayton Christian Connections exists to connect Christians, churches, and organizations to transform lives and to build loving, reconciling communities.
We value faith in Jesus Christ through respecting God’s creation – all persons and the natural order; through promoting Christian unity in worship, prayer, learning, mission and service; through contributing to the well-being of our community by being bridge builders, agents of reconciliation and advocates for justice; and through responsible stewardship of our financial resources.
Many Peace Day events are held at the wonderful facility at Grace United Methodist on Salem Avenue.
Grace Church is a faith community in the heart of Dayton seeking to follow Christ’s examples of love, peace and justice. We are a diverse urban community of persons who value connecting to God and to one another. We believe that God is love and that all persons are valued in the family of God. We believe in Jesus Christ and we work to follow his example of radical, justice, and peace. We believe in the Holy Spirit as God’s constant presence and power in our lives. We believe that it is good to question and to seek. We may not always believe the same as one another, but the people of Grace Church believe in God’s love and in one another. Grace is for everyone!
Established in 1962 by the Dayton City Commission, the Dayton Human Relations Council enforces civil rights; provides business and technical assistance to minority-owned, woman-owned and small disadvantaged businesses; and administers community relations initiatives that promote and maintain peace, goodwill and harmony; assists in reducing inter-group tensions, and ensures equality of treatment and opportunity to all who live, work, play, and gather in the City of Dayton.