About Arkansas Peace Week

Arkansas Peace Week: Make Peace our “Natural” State!

September 20-27, 2020

Our Mission:  Arkansas Peace Week is a program of events planned in observance of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace in the third week of September.  These activities educate and promote peacemaking in our society and raise awareness of organizations working to build a lasting peace in Arkansas.

Who We Are:  Arkansas Peace Week is conducted by a coalition of local, national and international organizations, faith groups and individuals, with a mission to promote peacemaking and justice.   Arkansas Peace Week is planned in coordination with the nationwide Campaign Non-Violence Week of Actions.

Why We Do It: Arkansas Peace Week celebrates Peacemaking as a means to instill justice, build stronger communities, alleviate poverty, promote ecological stewardship, end war, eliminate the scourge of violence in our society, while seeking respect, inclusion and fair treatment of all people.  The lessons learned and relationships formed during Arkansas Peace Week create a foundation for continuing a sustainable peace in our society throughout the year.

What We Do:  Numerous events are planned during Arkansas Peace Week throughout our state.  These events feature education, service, dialogue and outreach activities promoting our mission.    We invite all like-minded groups and organizations to plan an event during Arkansas Pace Week.

Please visit our website www.arkansaspeaceweek.com or Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/ArPeaceWeek/ for the latest information.  Email arpeaceweek@gmail.com or call Bob Estes at 501-666-3784 with questions.