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
Current Board of Directors:
President, Sara Haldeman-Scarr (Church of the Brethren)
Treasurer, Anne Barron
Betsy Bekken (La Jolla Friends Meeting)
Stephanie Knox Cubbon
Peta Hinds Lametti
What We Believe
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.
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!
The Alternatives to Violence Project
4854 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
San Diego Baha'is Assembly
6545 Alcala Knolls Dr. , San Diego , CA 92111
The Big Kitchen
3003 Grape St., San Diego, CA
Ch. of the Brethren Peacemaker's Committee
3850 Westgate Pl., San Diego, CA 92105
Christ the King Ch.
29 N. 32nd St., San Diego, CA 92102
PO Box 15195, San Diego, CA 92175-5195
La Mesa/Foothills Democratic Club
PO Box 433, La Mesa, CA 91944-0433
Diocese of San Diego Office for Social Ministry
P.O. Box 85728, San Diego, CA 92186-5728
San Diego Catholic Worker
P.O. Box 127244, San Diego, CA 92112-7244
San Diego Earth Works ATTN: Carolyn Chase
PO Box 9827, San Diego, CA 92169-0827
S.D. Economic Conversion Counsel
4452 Park Blvd. Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92116
La Mesa First UMC Peace Committee
4690 Palm Ave., La Mesa, CA 91941-5595
San Diego First UMC Church & Society Committee
2111 Camino del Rio S., San Diego, CA 92108
Religious Society of Friends S. D. Monthly Meeting
3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA 92105
Religious Society of Friends La Jolla Monthly Meeting
7380 Eads Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037
Global Energy Network GENI, Peter Meisen
PO Box 81565, San Diego, CA 92138
The Green Store
4827A Voltaire St. , San Diego , CA 92107-2107
Environmental Health Coalition
401 Mile of Cars Way , National City , CA 91950-6608
1551 Malibu Point Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911-6116
Ph: (619) 421-5046
Fx: (619) 216-1434
Interfaith Task Force on C.A.
2850 Skyline Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945-3046
Ecological Life Systems Inst. c/o Jim Bell
4862 Voltaire St., San Diego, CA 92107-2108
Nonviolent Peaceforce San Diego
2214 Erie Street, San Diego CA 92110-3301
Nancy Loevinger Women's Ctr./UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr. #0096, La Jolla, CA 92093-0096
Peacemaking & Social Concerns Mission Team Presbytery of SD
3707 Udall St., San Diego, CA 92107-2413
San Diego Peace Corps Assoc.
P.O. Box 26565, San Diego, CA 92196-6565
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008
1075 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Faith Presbyterian Church
5075 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92115-2334
La Jolla Presbyterian Church Peacemakers
7715 Draper, La Jolla, CA 92037
Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church Peacemaking Committee
1675 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA 92109
Pt. Loma Comm. Presbyterian Church Attn: Karen Anderson
2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107
Westminster Presbyterian Church
3598 Talbot St., San Diego, CA 92106
Pacific Church / Religious Science
123 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, CA 92108-3002
S.D. Mennonite Church
4361 35th St., San Diego, CA 92104
P.O Box 15635 , San Diego , CA 92175
Normal Heights UMC
4650 Mansfield, San Diego, CA 92116
Hope United Methodist Ch. Human Concerns Comm.
16550 Bernardo Hts Parkway, San Diego, CA 92128
United Nations Assoc
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
First UU Church Social Service Comm.
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103
Palomar UU Fellowship
1600 Buena Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92081-7423
San Dieguito UU Fellowship Social Justice Ministry
PO Box 201, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Summit UU Fellowship
6062 Lake Murray Blvd. Suite #110, La Mesa, CA 91942