The Golden Rule Institute is a service of International Cities of Peace, a Dayton-based nonprofit corporation with Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC, the NGO body for the United Nations. The Institute is dedicated to forging a new relationship between our global society and the ancient ethic of the Golden Rule. The Institute encourages, promotes, and publishes scholarly and personal writings, thoughts, articles, and life stories on innovative ways that application of the Golden Rule can foster a culture of personal and societal peace.
The Catholic Social Action Office and Commission empower Catholics in the Archdiocese to celebrate and live out the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social Teaching formation, organized social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action. We have organized ministries for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Rural Life Conference as well as for such current issues as respect life, immigration, care for God’s creation, poverty, international peace, and more. The office also coordinates and provides staff support to regional justice collaborative networks of parishes and other Catholic organizations: the Cincinnati-area Advocates for Justice Parish Collaborative, Dayton-area Weavers of Justice, and the Springfield Catholic Social Action Committee. The office also serves as an initial point of contact for ecumenical and interfaith relations for the Archdiocese.
Catholic Social Action Office
Archbishop Pilarczyk Center
1436 Needmore Road
Dayton, Ohio 45414
Office: 937-224-3026 ext. 5018
United Against Violence of Greater Dayton (UAVGD), sponsored by Samaritan Behavioral Health, is a collaboration of people and organizations committed to changing the culture of violence through the development of knowledge and skills to bring systemic change resulting in a safe community.
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.
On Earth Peace is dedicated to building peace throughout all communities, through programs and trainings. In the Miami Valley, On Earth Peace focuses on racial justice organizing, which is meant to bring together local racial justice organizations and various congregations to bring about awareness and facilitate support and peace.
Website: OnEarthPeace.org, facebook.com/onearthpeace/
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.
In 2017, the 27th Annual Peace Bridge Day provides a time and space for people to come together to feel a sense of enhanced joy, peace and unity by meeting for a day of events on Dayton’s historic Third Street Bridge, designated the Peace Bridge since 1966. The Day provides a venue for the local interfaith celebration of the National Day of Prayer, May 7. The Peace Bridge event calls all people of Dayton, regardless of race, creed, or religion, to come together as one spirit. Peace Bridge Day events will strengthen Dayton through the unity expressed in walking together, listening to each other, expressing ideas, and committing to actions that will bring positive progress to the Dayton Region. Adults and youth are encouraged to attend.
The Dayton Baha’i Center puts on peace and justice workshops and musical events all year long and participates in Peace Day activities in September. As their philosophy illuminates: Humanity is one, and prejudices and patterns of life that block the expression of this fundamental truth are gradually falling away.
We see evidence of this transformation all around us – the breaking down of the old, and the building up of new ways of being and social structures that contribute to the advancement of all people. Working towards this vision will require profound personal and social transformation over many generations. Humanity is leaving behind its childhood and entering a period of collective maturity.