A catalyst for peacebuilding

in Brooklyn and beyond

Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding is the development of constructive personal, social-cultural, and political relationships across ethnic, racial and religious identities, class and national boundaries, gender expressions and sexual orientations. It aims to resolve injustice in nonviolent and antiviolent ways and to transform the structural conditions that generate harmful conflict.

Land Acknowledgement

Brooklyn Peace Center recognizes that we are located in Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lenape people. Specifically, we are on Canarsie (Canarsee) Land, a Brooklyn tribe of the Lenape People. We acknowledge the Lenape community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations. Our ongoing work is to dismantle the legacies of settler colonialism and white supremacy.

Who We Are

Brooklyn Peace Center is an asset-based community organization (501c3) that serves as a catalyst for peacebuilding and conflict transformation in Brooklyn and beyond. Through peacebuilding activities, arts and culture events, webinars and in-person workshops and seminars, the Brooklyn Peace Center engages and equips community residents, activists and artists, clergy and clinicians, and all who have an interest in peacebuilding.

Our Partners

Brooklyn Peace Center also serves as an umbrella for agencies that promote peace, equip community residents, and provide needed services to the community.

  • New York Mennonite Immigration Program
  • Radical Living Youth Program
  • Believers Mennonite Garifuna Ministries
  • Peace Café & Thrift Store

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News/Classes/Events

Teaching Peace is currently in its second season.
And our inaugural workshop, Wounded Healer: Trauma Aware Spiritual Care, is open for registration.

Teaching Peace

Teaching Peace is an online series where cohosts, Addie Banks and Jason Storbakken, engage in conversation with educators, scholars and theologians, community organizers, religious leaders, and practitioners to explore various pedagogies of peacebuilding.  Teaching Peace is available on all podcast platforms and YouTube.

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Wounded Healer: A Workshop

This two-hour workshop introduces participants to key concepts related to trauma awareness, resilience-building, and ancient/contemporary spiritual practices. Integrating neuroscience, models of nonviolent/antiviolent conflict transformation, and contemplative/embodied spirituality, the Wounded Healer workshop provides an introduction to the basic models, tools, and practices from which clergy, clinicians, and community workers are able to develop a trauma-informed approach to spiritual care that is both contextual and intersectional.

Our Classes

Immigration Program

New York Mennonite Immigration Program is a Brooklyn Peace Center founding partner. NYMIP provides services in the following areas: naturalization, family petition, replace/renew green card, advance parole, adjustment of status, as well as know-your-rights education, trauma care, and personal and family care referrals.

To connect with NYMIP and learn more about our partners, visit the Partners page.

Our Partners