Building Blocks of Peace

Organize ➤ Equip ➤ Deploy

Building Blocks of Peace is collaborative training and mobilization effort that seeks the wellbeing of our blocks and neighborhoods through faithful presence—consistent, positive presence in proximity to our homes, organizations, and places of need.

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Sumer 2022 United Engagement

The following efforts are strategic times during the summer that we will organize united prayer & action city-wide. We encourage everyone to participate in their local district efforts, and to join city-wide mobilizations as well when possible.

HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, May 27 – Sun, May 29

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HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

July 4 Weekend

Fri, Jul 1 – Sun, Jul 3

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HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

Labor Day Weekend

Fri, Sep 2 – Sun, Sep 5

Details TBA

MOBILIZING PARTNERS

RESOURCE PARTNERS

BUILDING BLOCKS OF PEACE

Practical training for local action

Building Blocks of Peace is multi-organizational effort to mobilize individuals and organizations into collective action for the wellbeing of Chicago. We all have a role to play in the safety of our communities, the social fabric of our neighborhoods, and the wellbeing of our blocks.

VISION

FAITHFUL PRESENCE

Reducing violence and promoting community health through consistent, positive presence in proximity to our homes, churches, and places of need.

TRAINING

PROVEN METHODS

Learning from local leaders who have proven impact in presence-based peacemaking and multiplying effect through training on best practices.

FRAMEWORK

22 CPD DISTRICTS

Organizing and our efforts within the twenty-two Chicago Police Department districts

MOBILIZATION

ACTION PLANS

Syncing our efforts and mobilization plans with each district faith-based subcommittee

Building Blocks of Peace 2021 Summary

Past Building Blocks of Peace Trainings