A commitment to peace and sustainability

It is time for all nations to act as one to ensure universal human rights and sustainability for the planet for all living things.

A passion for creating positive change for a peaceful future

All the organizations on campus endeavor to make a positive impact on local, regional. and national efforts to promote policies and outcomes for a peaceful coexistence for our communities within our own nation and internationally.

San Diego First Church of the Brethren (COB)

The First Church of the Brethren is an open and affirming Christian community. Called by Christ to be inclusive, caring, and peace-minded, we affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, faith tradition, or life situation are welcome in our congregation.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) US-Mexico Border Program

The U.S.-Mexico Border Program advances the human rights and self-determination of migrant communities through base-building, alliance building, documentation, and policy-impact.

San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers)

In Quaker tradition, waiting on God in silence is at the center of our spiritual practice. Our time together looks like sitting quietly together, listening if someone is moved to speak, shaking hands when worship ends, and greeting those around us

Peace Resource Center of San Diego (PRC)

The PRC acts as a community clearinghouse of information, conversations and actions on peace and social justice issues. We are a collective, collaborating in the creation of community activities and workshops for all ages. We are guided by the principles of nonviolence, compassion and respect for diversity. Membership is open to all individuals and organizations concerned about peace with justice and the need to live by these principles.

Project on Youth& Non-military Opportunities (Project YANO)

Project YANO is a nonprofit community organization that provides young people with an alternative point of view about military enlistment. Some of our members are armed forces veterans who believe that high school students are getting a distorted picture of the military and war from recruiting ads and marketing.

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY).

The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) is a network of organizations that stand up against the militarization of schools and young people in the USA and promotes collaboration between network members. NNOMY works on a national level to advocate for parental and student rights as Pentagon programs increasingly are imposing programs into public schools to normalize militarism with K – 12 youth.

Resources to Take Action!

Over the last four decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in civilian government and in public schools. The combined impact of the military, conservative think tanks and foundations, and of corporatization of our public commons has eroded the basic democratic concept of civilian society. It is a trend that, if allowed to continue, will weaken the primacy of civilian rule and, ultimately, our country’s commitment to democratic ideals. The actions below require public voice to push back against the trends to privatize and militarize all aspects of social relations.

Please participate in the actions below:

The U.S. Must Act to De-Escalate the Violence in Israel and Palestine

We are heartbroken by the recent violence in Israel and Gaza. As Quakers, we deeply mourn the loss of all lives and pray for those who have lost loved ones due to this latest escalation. We unequivocally condemn Hamas’ attacks and inhumane treatment of civilians and call for the release of all hostages. We also condemn the indiscriminate and violent Israeli response that has already claimed thousands of civilian lives. Read More / Take Action

Click on image to send a call for a ceasefire to your congressional representative
Click on image to access resources to end this practice of forced placement in your school

Elective Military Corps Programs in Schools Should Not Be Forced Upon Minority and Low-income Students

On December 11, 2022 the New York Times printed its lead story titled, “ Thousands of Teens Are Being Pushed Into Military’s Junior R.O.T.C.”

The New York Times reviewed over 200 public records requests and found schools in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Mobile, Alabama were automatically enrolling students in JROTC. For those of us involved in counter-recruitment activism, this was not news In Chicago, several schools place all 9th grade students in JROTC. In San Diego, local activists addressed the issue of compulsory enrollment in 2008 only to see it resurface in 2021. – Read the article

“I’d like to thank the center for hosting various meetings in their space and being an advocate for social justice. From what I can tell they are a collection of networks of active programs promoting peace related organizations.”

Kimberly K.

San Diego