Peace Right Here is an alternative response to the crisis of violence that plagues all too many people and places in our world. Through a focus on formative practices of peace and collaborative partnerships, Peace Right Here works to develop a public imagination that allows peace to be possible.
Peace Right Here's philosophy is based upon surprisingly simple concepts. Two concepts. Circles and Colors. Through the power of maintaining community connections and relationships we keep the circle together. And through embracing one another's unique identity and contributions we impart value to what makes us dynamic, colorful, and strong. Circles and Colors, that's the philosophy that guides Peace Right Here.
Practicing peace is the best way to develop a response system in our homes and neighborhoods that is life-giving rather than life taking. The practices that Peace Right Here focuses on will seem familiar. It is with these familiar practices that are common to every community that peace can be understood, not just as an abstract ideal, but a lived reality.
Sonya Amos, said, in a steering committee meeting, "You grow as a community when you solve your problems together." The truth of this statement resonates through the partnerships of Peace Right Here. Through partnerships Peace Right Here is able to build strong ties to the community that enhance the life of the community and demonstrate what the practices of peace look like in actual communities.