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 started on the first Saturday of March as people from across the city of Chicago and suburbs gathered on the West side in the Austin community for a morning of teaching, sharing, conversations, and connection.

BBOP 2024 Part 1 hosted by Chicago West Bible Church

Chicago Police Department Director Glen Brooks sharing remarks

Community Safety Coordination Center team member Manuel Whitfield sharing remarks on the People’s Plan for Community Safety

Geographic Breakout over lunch

Session recordings are available at

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