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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Spring 2023 Training Flow

Building Blocks of Peace 2023 is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that will help you connect with others in your community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in places of need in your police district.

ORGANIZE

Sat, Mar 4
10am-1pm

Rock of Our Salvation Church
5628 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL

Learn from leaders who are modeling ‘faithful presence’ actions in their communities and how to organize in yours.

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EQUIP

Sat, Apr 1
10am-1pm

New Life Community Church - Norwood Park
5917 N Nina Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn best practices and strategies that you can put into practice alongside other stakeholders in your community and police district.

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DEPLOY

Sat, May 6
10am-1pm

Christ Bible Church
7877 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL

Learn how to join others in your district in night walks, prayer corners, peace campaign, hot spot mobilizations, and community care.

Join us in person. FREE admission. Lunch included. Sessions will be recorded.

Registration Opens January 2023

Registration information will be managed by Together Chicago on behalf of the collective


Sumer 2023 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 26 – Sun, May 28

Details TBA

HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

July 4 Weekend

Fri, Jun 30 – Sun, Jul 2

Details TBA

HANDS ACROSS CHICAGO

Labor Day Weekend

Fri, Sep 1 – Sun, Sep 3

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

Past Building Blocks of Peace Trainings

Building Blocks of Peace

Organize ➤ Equip ➤ Deploy

1 Course, 3 Parts

Mar 5 / Apr 2 / May 7, 10am-1pm

Join us in person. Breakouts over lunch (included). Sessions will be recorded.

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