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Great Lakes Peace Center

Celebrating Diversity While Honoring Our Shared Humanity

Seeking peace through understanding, love and compassion
MI IP&L Conference 11-8-19
MYSTC Sept. 2018

MI Interfaith Power and Light Conference

Detroit, MI   Nov. 8, 2019


Winter Talk: Indigenous Ministries for the Episcopal Church

Seattle, WA

Jan 19-20, 2020

Creating Opportunities to

Listen, Share and Heal

Conferences and Workshops

  • Healing Stories Event, Sault Ste Marie, MI  Oct. 6, 2018

  • Healing Stories Event, Hannahville, MI Oct. 20, 2018

  • Diocesan Convention, Marquette, MI  Oct. 26-28, 2018, Presenters 

  • Co-Human Harmony: Using our Shared Humanity to Bridge Divides Workshops,  Oct. 2018 thru Nov. 2019 

  • Becoming Beloved Community Summit, Bellwether Farm, OH April 8-10, 2019

  • Anishinaabe Racial Justice Conference May 23-29, 2019

  • Big Provincial Gathering for Province V, Kalamazoo, MI  July 11-13, 2019  Presenters

  • Diocesan Convention, Escanaba, MI  Sept. 28, 2019  Presenters

  • Diocesan Retreat, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI  Oct. 11-13, 2019 Welcome

  • Healing Stories Event, Peshawbestown,  Nov. 9, 2019

  • Companions of the Society of the Holy Cross Midwest Regional Conference, Oct. 8-11, 2020

  • Winter Talk, Seattle, WA , Jan. 19-21, 2020, Jan. 16-18, 2021

Winter Talk 2020

Great Lakes Peace Center

Building Peace, Celebrating Diversity

MYSTC Conference

September,14-15, 2018


Past Grants

United Thank Offering Grant

Walking Together:  Finding Common Ground Through Racial Reconciliation

  • Workshops with  Episcopal Church leaders to build bridges  with Indigenous communities.

  • Develop and implement a Mobile Exhibit  in collaboration with Northern Michigan University  Heritage Center. the Native American Studies Program and the Native American Language and Culture  Club which will include recorded stories to help  people gain a better understanding of Native American history and traditions, and challenge the stereotypes that create barriers.


Becoming Beloved Community Grant

  • Additional Shared Humanity Workshops as a tool to prepare church leaders for having difficult conversations about injustice, healing and reconciliation.

  • Youth Programming - Curriculum , research, evaluation and material development for annual one week summer camp and development of peace camp tool kits.

  • Add a Native American Resident Elder/Knowledge Keeper position to the Diocesan Leadership Team

Current Grants

United Thank Offering Grant

Walking Together: Protecting Our Common Ground

  • Focused on strengthening relationships by working together with our Indigenous neighbors to address the most pressing earth care issues as identified by the five Indigenous-led Networks located throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • Create and sustain a network of Indigenous leaders from each of the five Tribal communities and church leaders



Resources -- 

The Peace Center has gathered resources including websites, books, movies and articles that you might find helpful and insightful .  Check out the Resources tab and feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or discussions.  We are always available to you.



  • Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan

  • Bay College Diversity Committee

  • Native Justice Coalition 



  • Summer Peace Camps and Tool Kits for youth

  • Story Core Software


                  Future Conferences

  • Family Peace Camp Weekend Retreat-July 7-9, 2023 

“There is a LIGHT in this world. A healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometime lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.” ~ Richard Attenborough
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