LFFP offers peace circles that provide adults the opportunity to explore their personal need for peace, to identify what prevents them from reaching peace, and to equip them with skills to overcome obstacles to inner and interpersonal peace. Trained staff members facilitate circles for individuals and communities through churches, neighborhood groups, community centers as well as established restorative programs, such as the Father McKenna Center, N St. Village, and various prisons in Maryland.
Community Peace Circles
Collaborating with neighborhood groups, church communities, and affinity groups, LFFP facilitates peace circles that provide time for reflection and relationship building. These peace circles encourage adults to identify what they need to help increase the peace in their lives, what they can do to support each other, and how they can grow peace in their communities.
Current Community Peace Circles:
There are no planned or ongoing circles at this time. Request a peace circle in your community here.
Restorative Peace Circles
In service to area shelters, prisons and transitional programs, LFFP brings its curriculum to those striving to transform their lives and re-discover their peace. These peace circles offer adult participants a safe place to discuss problems, learn tools such as the Peace Train and Wellness Wheel, and practice finding peace within themselves.
Current Restorative Peace Circles:
Father McKenna Center
Every Thursday at 9 a.m., small circle
Every other Tuesday at 11 a.m., large circle
Available for men experiencing homelessness
19 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
N St. Village
One Tuesday a month at 1 p.m.
Available for women experiencing homelessness
1333 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Non-violent Bystander Intervention
LFFP has partnered with SWAP Revolt and Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition to conduct trainings for individuals on nonviolence and active bystander intervention. LFFP leads nonviolence and active bystander intervention trainings where participants will receive material, scripts, role plays, and other resources necessary to replicate this training, become community leaders, and learn how to conduct civil and peaceful dialogue with one another. This training is conducted in a 3-hour session and highlights various topics such as nonviolence, peacekeeping, restorative justice, conflict resolution, and moving forward in today’s political climate.