Building Blocks of Peace is a 3-month training course (Mar, Apr, May) + 3-month mobilization effort (Jun, Jul, Aug) that helps individuals connect with others in their community to get organized, become more equipped, and deploy local faith-rooted mobilization in places of need. This annual series continued on the first Saturday of April as people from across the city of Chicago and suburbs gathered on the North side in the North Park community for a morning of teaching, sharing, conversations, and connection.

Dr. Amy Governale and Dr. Rich Kohng of North Park University Center for Civic Engagement share on Collective Efficacy

Panel of North side leaders

Prayer for Peacemakers led by Together Chicago board member, Felecia Thompson

Networked for Flourishing workshop led by Tim Soerens, Parish Collective

Ready to Respond workshop led by Donovan Price, Solutions & Resources

Circles & Spaces workshop led by Gabriel Lerma, Alpha

Session recordings are available at

Ongoing faith in action and peacemaking events information can be found at