Leadership for Peace

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." - Matthew 5:9
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9

The Leadership for Peace Program is an initiative launched by the Dominican Sisters of Peace to assist younger generations in developing leadership and peace building skills.

“The peace of the Risen Christ is based on compassion and justice,” said Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP. “There is so much violence in families, neighborhoods, cities and in countries around the world, we wanted to show our commitment to work together with others to learn how to build a culture of peace.”

The Program

Through the Leadership for Peace Program, participants will:

  • Work to understand the basic components of personal, interpersonal and inter-societal peacemaking
  • Build skills for servant leadership and peacemaking
  • Develop and practice the skills of contemplation, discernment and listening to God and others
  • Develop skills to confidently lead group meetings
  • Develop interpersonal relationships
  • Have the opportunity to engage peacemaking projects within the community
  • Earn a certificate in Leadership for Peace from the Dominican Sisters of Peace

Areas of Study

  • Interpersonal Negotiation and Meditation
  • Building Healthy Groups
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Interpersonal to Inter-societal Health
  • Nonviolent Social Change in Theory & in Practice
  • Building Multicultural Societies
  • Building a Culture of Peace Nationally & Internationally
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to get involved in creating a more peaceful world, contact Sr. Cathy Arnold, OP (carnold@oppeace.org).