Local Organization Interrupts Conflict, Promotes Peace
Nov 27, 2017 08:30AM
The Peace Center, in Langhorne, is a nonprofit organization staffed by educators and volunteers dedicated to furthering peace in the local community, the nation and around the world. It is the only organization in Bucks County whose sole focus is peace education to address, interrupt and transform conflict and violence.
Founded in 1982, The Peace Center’s roots began as B.A.N.D. (Bucks Alliance for Nuclear Disarmament). After the Berlin Wall fell, the international movement toward disarmament inspired The Peace Center to work on the prevention of violence on the local level.
From preventing bullying in schools to mediating neighborhood disputes, The Peace Center teaches practical skills and techniques for conflict resolution to all age groups. Its programs are designed to help people communicate effectively, learn problem-solving skills and develop the emotional awareness needed to resolve conflict in their lives.
Its staff is professionally trained in the most current and effective methods of mediation, counseling, group facilitation, school planning and organizational consulting. For the past 35 years, The Peace Center’s trainings and workshops have reached more than 175 schools and impacted more than 100,000 lives with the mission of creating more peaceful communities.