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 May as people from across the city of Chicago and suburbs gathered on the South side in the Englewood community for a morning of teaching, sharing, conversations, and connection.

Dr. John Fuder sharing about the vision of Hands Across Chicago

Prayer for Peacemakers, led by Andre Hinton

Marc Henkel sharing about faith-in-action mobilizing

Kimberly Harshman sharing about Love Your School Prayer Corners

Final prayer and commissioning to love our neighbors and neighborhoods

Session recordings are available at

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