Who We Are


The PRC is a membership organization and community clearinghouse of information on peace and social justice issues and activities. Through our active programs and by promoting networking among peace-related organizations, offering nonviolent alternatives to conflict resolution and carrying on a program of peace education, we provide an ongoing presence throughout San Diego County.

Founded in 1980 by six local organizations committed to peace, the Peace Resource Center now has over 40 member organizations (listed here) and hundreds of individual and family members.

We are guided by the principles of nonviolence, tolerance, compassion and respect for diversity. Membership is open to all individuals and organizations concerned about peace with justice and the need to live by these principles.


Mariah Gayler, Director

Carol Jahnkow, Director Emerita - Special Projects Consultant


Current Board of Directors:

President, Allen McAfee

Vice President, Antonia Davis

Interim Treasurer, Bob Davis

Betsy Bekken

Linda Williams



What We Believe


Our Mission

The Peace Resource Center was established to provide a clearinghouse of peace and social justice resources, issues and activities; to promote networking among peace-related organizations; to offer nonviolent alternatives in conflict resolution; and to carry on an expanding program of peace education in San Diego County.

The Center provides an ongoing presence throughout San Diego County to counter and alter violent approaches to problem solving--interpersonally, nationally and internationally and works to point out the links among issues of peace, social justice and a safe, sustainable environment. 


Our Values

Think Globally, Act Locally! Peace is more than the absence of war between nations. Violence, injustice and environmental degradation are plagues that undermine the quality of life of the world's inhabitants every day and threaten humankind and the planet with ultimate extinction

 Working for peace is a way of life that recognizes the value and sanctity of all life and actively seeks ways for us to live in balance and harmony with each other and the planet. Working together to create real peace for all is the most important goal for humanity.



What We Do

The Peace Resource Center works for peace by

  • promoting ideas for constructive nonviolent actions and solutions
  • educating the public on peace and social justice issues
  • promoting dialogue and understanding of the causes of violence and militarism
  • facilitating communication among peace-related groups
  • functioning as a central clearinghouse for information issues and activities
  • consulting on peace education and nonviolent conflict resolution.
  • presenting programs and providing speakers, trainers and workshops


To read about our programs over the years, download our annual reports here.

To get involved, contact us or just come visit us!



Member Organizations


The Alternatives to Violence Project 

4854 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92107

619-222-3825 hbrody@sbcglobal.net

www.avpusa.org


  San Diego Baha'is Assembly 

6545 Alcala Knolls Dr. , San Diego , CA 92111

858-268-3999 info@sandiegobahai.org

www.sandiegobahai.org


  The Big Kitchen 

3003 Grape St., San Diego, CA

619-234-5789

http://www.bigkitchencafe.com/ 


  Ch. of the Brethren Peacemaker's Committee 

3850 Westgate Pl., San Diego, CA 92105

619-262-1988 

www.sdbrethrenchurch.org


  Christ the King Ch. 

29 N. 32nd St., San Diego, CA 92102

619-231-8906 info@ctksd.org

www.ctksd.org


  COMD 

PO Box 15195, San Diego, CA 92175-5195

760-753-7518 comd@comdsd.org

www.comdsd.org


  La Mesa/Foothills Democratic Club 

PO Box 433, La Mesa, CA 91944-0433

619-460-5758 

www.sddemocrats.org/la_mesa_foothills.htm


  Diocese of San Diego Office for Social Ministry 

P.O. Box 85728, San Diego, CA 92186-5728

858-490-8323 

http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/SOCIAL.HTM


San Diego Catholic Worker 

P.O. Box 127244, San Diego, CA 92112-7244

www.catholicworker.org


  San Diego Earth Works ATTN: Carolyn Chase 

PO Box 9827, San Diego, CA 92169-0827

858-272-7370 info@earthdayweb.org

www.earthdayweb.org


  S.D. Economic Conversion Counsel 

4452 Park Blvd. Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92116

619-255-6111 sdecc@igc.org

www.igc.org/sdecc


  La Mesa First UMC Peace Committee 

4690 Palm Ave., La Mesa, CA 91941-5595

619-466-4163 


  San Diego First UMC Church & Society Committee 

2111 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA 92108

619-297-4366 mail@fumcsd.org

www.fumcsd.org


  Religious Society of Friends S. D. Monthly Meeting 

3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105

619-687-5474 


  Religious Society of Friends La Jolla Monthly Meeting 

7380 Eads Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

858-456-1020 


  Global Energy Network GENI, Peter Meisen 

PO Box 81565, San Diego, CA 92138

619-595-0139 info@geni.org

www.geni.org


  The Green Store 

4827A Voltaire St. , San Diego , CA 92107-2107

619-225-1083 


  Environmental Health Coalition 

401 Mile of Cars Way , National City , CA 91950-6608

619-474-0220 ehc@environmentalhealth.org

www.environmentalhealth.org


Interactions for Peace

1551 Malibu Point Court

Chula Vista, CA 91911-6116

Ph: (619) 421-5046

Fx: (619) 216-1434

EMail: EdenSteele@InteractionsForPeace.org


  Interfaith Task Force on C.A. 

2850 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-3046

619-687-7875 


  Ecological Life Systems Inst. c/o Jim Bell 

4862 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107-2108

619-758-9020 


Nonviolent Peaceforce San Diego

2214 Erie Street, San Diego CA 92110-3301

(619) 276-5232

gloria@npsand.org

www.nonviolentpeaceforce.org

http://www.npsand.org/


Nancy Loevinger Women's Ctr./UCSD 

9500 Gilman Dr. #0096, La Jolla, CA 92093-0096


Pacific Bakery 


Peacemaking & Social Concerns Mission Team Presbytery of SD 

3707 Udall St., San Diego, CA 92107-2413

619-224-2490 presbyterysd.org

www.presbyterysd.org

 

San Diego Peace Corps Assoc. 

P.O. Box 26565, San Diego, CA 92196-6565

619-491-1801 

 

Pilgrim United Church of Christ 

2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008

760-729-6311 

www.pilgrimucc.org

 

Planned Parenthood 

1075 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

www.planned.org

 

Faith Presbyterian Church 

5075 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92115-2334

619-582-8480 

www.faithpresbyterianchurch.org

 

La Jolla Presbyterian Church Peacemakers 

7715 Draper, La Jolla, CA 92037

858-454-0713 church@ljpres.orgchurch@ljpres.org

www.ljpc.org

Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church Peacemaking Committee 

1675 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109

858-273-9312 church@pbpres.org

www.pbpres.org

 

Pt. Loma Comm. Presbyterian Church Attn: Karen Anderson 

2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107

619-223-1633 office@pointlomachurch.org

www.pointlomachurch.org

 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

3598 Talbot St., San Diego, CA 92106

619-233-3193 westpres@k-online.com

www.plwestpres.org

 

Pacific Church / Religious Science 

123 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA 92108-3002

619-294-9555 

 

S.D. Mennonite Church

4361 35th St., San Diego, CA 92104

619-281-3240 

 

Democratic Socialists of America

P.O Box 15635 , San Diego , CA 92175

619-287-5535

dsasandiego@cox.net

 

Normal Heights UMC 

4650 Mansfield, San Diego, CA 92116

619-284-9243 

 

Hope United Methodist Ch. Human Concerns Comm.

16550 Bernardo Hts Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128

858-485-5840 hopeumc@abac.com

www.hopeumc.com

United Nations Assoc 

Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

619-233-3970 una@unasd.org

www.unasd.org

 

First UU Church Social Service Comm. 

4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103

619-298-9978 mail@firstuusandiego.org

www.firstuusandiego.org

 

Palomar UU Fellowship 

1600 Buena Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92081-7423

760-941-4319 

www.vistauu.org 

San Diego Veterans for Peace

 

San Dieguito UU Fellowship Social Justice Ministry 

PO Box 201, Solana Beach, CA 92075

858-755-9225 

www.uufsd.org

 

Summit UU Fellowship 

6062 Lake Murray Blvd. Suite #110, La Mesa, CA 91942

619-463-4676 

www.summituu.org