The Peace Center


Bethlehem's Peace Center seeks to be a model, resource, and catalyst for restorative peace practices in our community. We partner with other churches, local schools, and community members, aiming to shape a culture in which all people live with wholeness. We believe wholeness is found through right relationships, just policies, and the inclusion of all. 

The Peace Center's work is based in restorative practices and restorative justice. Peace circles are foundational to our efforts to build community, resolve conflicts, and promote healing. The Peace Center also prioritizes anti-racism work and trauma education as essential to our mission.

The work of the Center is directed by Bethlehem's Peace Team. 

Visit this page often to learn more about our ongoing work and how you can be involved. You also can subscribe to our newsletter.

Upcoming Events

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What we do

Restorative practices, anti-racism work, and trauma education are at the heart of all we do. We offer peace education through our week-long summer peace camp for children and an afterschool Peace Club. The Peace Center is available to hold peace circles in schools, organizations, and the community. 

  • Peace Circles

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  • Anti-Racism

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  • Trauma Education

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  • Peace Camp

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  • our work with local schools

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past events

A sample of recent events and opportunities hosted by the Peace Center.

  • Circle keeper training

    Bethlehem's Peace Center hosted a circle keeper training this past November. Eight people from the congregation and community spent two full days being trained in restorative practices. We look forward to how the new circle keepers will share their skills with the community. 

Community Partners

Bethlehem cannot do this work alone. We collaborate with an ever-growing list of community partners. Contact Pastor Jennie English -Dumont if you would like to learn more about how we can work together!