A week of peace activities in the greater Lansing area to coincide with the International Day of Peace on September 21. Activities during this week focus on practical steps all can take to promote peace, resolve conflicts, learn about other faiths and cultures, and encourage mutual understanding. The schedule of events is posted below. Click here for a PDF copy of the schedule or visit www.peacequestgreaterlansing.org for complete details!
Everyone is welcome!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
12:00p.m. – 1p.m, Peace Vigil in front of State Capitol Building, Lansing – 15th Anniversary of Greater Lansing Network Against War & Injustice’s weekly vigil which began the Friday after 9/11/2001 and have continued since then.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
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.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
3:00p.m. Peace Quest Day of Action – Launch the week with a day of community peace action 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!
9:30a.m. Peace & Justice Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol, Lansing. FREE.
10a.m. Sunday service will be focused on peace at Edgewood United Church, 469 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. FREE.
10a.m. Pastor Rick Blunt of Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos will present a special message on peace. FREE.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
7p.m. – 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.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
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.
7:00p.m. Pastor Liz Miller, Edgewood United Church, 469 Hagadorn Rd., East Lansing, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.” An experiential workshop for adults & youth to explore how we can claim the role of peacemakers in our relationships, our work, & our community. FREE.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
12 Noon Dr. Navin K. Rai, Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change: How Global Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Financing Aggravate Adverse Impacts on Indigenous Peoples. Wells Hall, Room A332, MSU. Click here for complete details, including how to RSVP for the noon lunch. Presentation will begin at 12:20p.m.
7p.m. Voices from Faith & Reason at University United Methodist Church, 1120 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing. Conversations…Black & Blue, Healing Together 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.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
12:15p.m. – 12:45p.m. & 1:45p.m. – 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the door & will be $10.00 for individuals / $25 per family or a donation. Click here for more details and a list of some of the artists who will be performing.