Welcome to PEACE QUEST 2016, a week of peace activities in the greater Lansing area focused on practical steps we all can take to promote peace, resolve conflicts, learn about other faiths and cultures, and encourage mutual understanding. The week coincides with the International Day of Peace on September 21. The schedule of events is posted below. Check back often! More details will be added as they become available. As more organizations become involved, additional activities and events will be added. Scroll down to see the sponsors--businesses & individuals--who are making PEACE QUEST 2016 possible!
12:00p.m. to 1p.m. Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice's weekly Peace Vigils which began the Friday after 9/11/2001 and have continued every week since then. Meet in front of state Capitol building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
11a.m. East Lansing Food Co-op's 40th Anniversary Party! Join us at 4960 Northwind, East Lansing to celebrate the Greater Lansing area’s only community-owned and democratically operated grocery store that is open to all. Samples, music, wellness services, commUNITY and fun are in store for this event at ELFCO that culminates in a screening of a documentary about the history of cooperatives, called Food for Change. ELFCO looks forward to the opportunity to thank our community for it's support. Check back soon for more details!
3:00p.m. Peace Quest Day of Action--Launch the week of peace celebrations with a day of community peace action. We'll be at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing with peace-related activities and refreshments and great music. FREE! Everyone & all ages welcome!9:30 a.m. Peace & Justice Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol, Lansing. FREE
10 a.m. Sunday service will be focused on peace at Edgewood United Church, 469 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. FREE
10 a.m. Pastor Rick Blunt of Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos will present a special message on peace. All are welcome! FREE
7p.m. to 9p.m. Fr. Peter Dougherty, founder of MetaPeace Team, will present "The Power of Nonviolence to Transform Ourselves & Our World." Riverside Room, Kellogg Center. Co-sponsored by MSU's Julian Samora Research Institute. FREE.
7 p.m. Rabbi Michael Zimmerman of Kehiliat Israel, 2014 Forest Road, Lansing will present "For the Sake of Heaven: Jewish Insights for Healthy Communication, Vital and Constructive Conflict Engagement, and Peace in the Community." FREE
6:30 p.m. Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos presents the film "Inside Peace" - "Starting over begins with rethinking freedom inside and out of a Texas jail." See a trailer here and read more about the film here. Meet & greet and light refreshments 6:30; Film (78 min.) to be shown at 7p.m. followed by Q&A/discussion FREE
7p.m. Voices from Faith & Reason at University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. Conversation...Quilting an Inclusive Culture will feature dyads of representatives from groups in conflict (such as people of color and police) in which each seeks to be understood, to understand, and to forge common paths to solution. Sponsored by Shalom Center for Justice and Peace and Wesley at Michigan State University. FREE.
12:15p.m. to 12:45p.m. & 1:45p.m. to 2:15p.m. Islamic Center of East Lansing, 940 S. Harrison, East Lansing; Imam Sohail Chaudhry will present "Stand for Justice: Work for Peace," a special service on peace and harmony. FREE.
3:00p.m. The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, organized by Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence will be held at UUCGL, 5509 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing. Musicians and musical groups from around the state will participate. Click here for more details and a list of some of the artists who will be performing.
No amount is too small or too large; all contributions are appreciated!
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These individuals have made contributions to help make PEACE QUEST 2016 possible:
Robert & Melany Mack
Stephanie Milosavlevski, CFP, CDFA Financial Advisor