The Peace Education Center is a community with the belief that all life has value. We work to promote compassion and awareness of the potential for interdependence and lasting peace, and nonviolent solutions to world, national, and local conflicts.

Current Happenings:

GL-UNA Human Rights Day Program
‘The Essential Intersection: The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, SDGs and Environmental Justice’

Presented by Marie Adele Grosso, Terry Link, and Jeremy OrrSunday, December 6, 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Click here to Register

Historic milestone: UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications needed for entry into force

Honduras ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons #TPNW, which along with ratifications by Jamaica and Nauru, brings the total number of ratifications to 50.

Fall 2020 Peace Notes has been published :

Peace Notes Summer 2020

Black Lives Matter

The Peace Education Center is now accepting applications for the Tom Schneider Peacemaker Award. You can find criteria for applying here on our website.

Here’s the updated 2020 application:

The Peace Education Center has released a statement on Landmine Use.

Read more about it by clicking the image below:

The Peace Education Center, as of January 7th, 2020, as published a statement of opposition to President Trump’s escalation of the conflict with Iran. Read our latest blog post by clicking the image above.

On April 27th, the Peace Education Center held its Annual Meeting, in which we awarded several community members with Peace Awards.

Our 3 Tom Schneider Peace Maker Award winners from left to right Becky Schawrz (Tom Schneider’s wife), Reilly Farr (Waverly Highschool), Eleanor Carr (East Lansing High School), Graham Diedrich(Haslett High School):

Peacemaker of the Year : Anna Fisher

Peacemaker of the Year : Will Lawrence of the Sunrise Movement

-Will Lawrence was unable to attend the Annual Meeting due to organizing around the Sunrise Movement

Lifetime Peacemaker Award Winner Laura Sager:

Lifetime Peacemaker Award Winner, our very own Board Member Terry Link:

Just before Christmas the Peace Education Center, with the generous contributions of local supporters, bought space on twelve local digital billboards  around Lansing and in Fowlerville and Jackson to push back against militarism. The message and design was provided by World Beyond War  , an organization trying to get more communities to use billboards in order to awaken the citizenry to the futility of war and endless military spending. The billboard seen below (near Frandor Mall in Lansing, MI) will be up until late January when we hope to follow-up with another design to encourage the viewers to act. We will continue these efforts as long as we can develop the funding to support it. If you want to support this effort to educate our community please send checks with the notation “billboard campaign” to Peace Education Center, 1120 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI 48823. Help us raise awareness to alternatives to violence and war!

We’re turning 50! Read our latest blog post (below) to learn about how to contribute.

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