Loving the City
Visit the Project Peace website to find out about upcoming opportunities to serve in Berkeley and Oakland. Additionally, every Christ Church parish serves together regularly at Day of Peace.
Contact your parish leaders about which site they will be serving at.
Project Peace East Bay has been active in Berkeley and Oakland since 2006, and was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 California nonprofit in December 2007.
Project Peace exists to create partnerships between local churches and social service providers that work together for just and sustainable communities in Berkeley, Oakland, and surrounding areas.
We partner with churches and faith-based groups, social service providers, local businesses, and government agencies in order to create a network that works for the betterment of our East Bay communities and cities.
Our core values are Mercy,Justice, andPeace.
We serve in Mercy – Mercy is a word used to describe the compassion shown by one person to another. Project Peace provides opportunities for individuals and groups to extend mercy to their neighbors and communities throughthrough Days of Peace, special service events, and our annual speaker series.
We work forJustice – While mercy might temporarily extract someone in need from a broken system, justice works to repair the system. Thus, mercy is only the first step; for communities to become truly sustainable, we must address inequitable social structures through advocating for justice. Justice requires a long-term involvement in our communities. Project Peace is currently promoting equity and opportunities for underserved students and schools in Berkeley and Oakland.
We live forPeace– Our vision of peace is a world in which God, humans, and all creation are webbed together in equity, fulfillment, and delight. This is what the ancient Hebrew prophets call shalom. “We call it peace but it means far more than mere peace of mind or a cease-fire between enemies. In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness and delight – a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom he delights. Shalom, in other words, is the way things ought to be.” – Cornelius Plantinga,Not The Way It’s Supposed to Be
Think of peace as a beautiful tapestry; the interlocking vertical and horizontal threads which create that tapestry are mercy and justice.
The staff & Board of Project Peace adhere to the historic Christian faith as defined by the Apostle’s Creed.
What is Project Peace?
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We are planting a church in San Francisco
Christ Church, with the blessing of our Parent Church, City Church of San Francisco, is planting a church in San Francisco. Troy and Caroline Wilson are moving from Sacramento to San Francisco in June 2013 to lead this initiative. Learn more