The Center for Peace and Spirituality at Pacific University provides students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful study, reflection and action based on the recognition that inter- and intra-personal peace are inherently connected and that concerns for personal spirituality are intimately related to concerns for one's social, historical, cultural and natural environment.

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Working in tandem with other centers and initiatives at Pacific, including the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center for Gender Equity and the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation, the Peace Center strives to bring to life the vision of the University: discovery, excellence, sustainability, diversity and global community.

It works to create a welcoming and safe environment for all students and community members to explore and express their spirituality in a context of inner and societal peace and justice.

The Center is connected to existing undergraduate minors in comparative religion and in peace and social justice. Future prospects include broadened academic offerings, such as academic majors and a certificate program in conflict resolution; internship and service opportunities for students; speakers and events on campus; and partnerships with local, regional, national and international organizations with similar missions.


2014 annual symposium of the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium


Annual symposium
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Conference theme: “Integrated Peace: Healthy Minds, Bodies, Communities”

Please send abstracts (Word files) for presentations to
Student submissions are welcome and encouraged. Submission deadline for all presentations is April 10, 2014. (Presentation time per paper will be 15-20 minutes.)

Conference registration will be in the second floor lobby of Marsh Hall.

Additional information:
- Lodging: Contact information for local Forest Grove hotels can be found at:
- Driving directions:
- Campus map:
- Local Contact: Dave Boersema:
- PCSC contact:
- Website:

8:30-9:00 Welcome, introductions
9:00-10:30 Breakout sessions
10:30-11:30 Keynote: Jim Marshall (President, United States Institute of Peace)
11:30-12:30 Lunch (catered)
12:30-1:30 Guided tour of Old College Hall
1:30-3:00 Breakout sessions
3:00-4:00 Keynote: Hon. Lew Frederick/Rev. Chuck Currie
4:00-5:00 Business meeting/wrap-up