About Arkansas Peace Week

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

September 17 – 24, 2023

Our Mission:  Arkansas Peace Week is a program of activities with a mission to 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 peace 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 non-violence as a means to instill justice, build stronger communities, alleviate poverty, promote ecological stewardship, end war, and 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 sustainable peace in our society throughout the year.

What We Do:  During the third week of September, in observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace, Arkansas Peace Week includes numerous  events hosted by dozens of organizations throughout the 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 Peace Week.

The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.”  We all have a role to play in fostering peace. And tackling racism is a crucial way to contribute. We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations as we work towards an Arkansas free of racism and racial discrimination. An Arkansas where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred. An Arkansas that we can truly be proud of.

Please visit our website www.arkansaspeaceweek.com or Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/arkansaspeaceweek/  for the latest information.  Email arpeaceweek@gmail.com or call Bob Estes at 501-804-6052 with questions.