PQ 2018


You can download the flier for PeaceQuest from here.

  • SEPTEMBER 1-30, 2018
Event: Peace Pole Pursuit
Location: All over the Greater Lansing area!  (see map/list of addresses)
Who: Anyone, any age, anyone interested in a fun challenge!
About: Walk, drive, or bike in pursuit of as many Greater Lansing peace poles as you are able.  Take a selfie at each pole and share your picture on the Facebook Page. All who reached and photographed 15+ poles will be listed on the PeaceQuest web site, be recognized at the Sept 30 event, and receive a “Peace Pole Pursuit pack” and certificate of completion. For more details click here.
  • SEPTEMBER 4-13, 2018
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Displaced Children and Stolen Hopes
Time: Monday-Thursday & Sunday 9am-3pm
Location:  Okemos Community Church,  4734 Okemos Rd., Okemos, MI
Event: Lansing Harmony Celebration
Time: 12pm-9pm
Location:  Benjamin F. Davis Park, 5500 Pleasant Grove, Lansing MI 48911
Cost:   Free
Event: Solarize Michigan Workshop
Time: 7 pm-8pm
Location:  Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
  • SEPTEMBER 14-27, 2018
Event: PeaceQuest Art Challenge Exhibit
Title: Displaced Children and Stolen Hopes
Location:  Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Event: Just Peace Sunday Service
Title: Peace Had its Chance – What Now?
Time:  10am
Location:  Edgewood United Church,  469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing , MI
Event: Sunday Service Guest Speech
Title:  The Right to Peace
Speaker: Imam Sohail Chaudhry, Islamic Center of East Lansing
Time:  11am
Location:  University United Methodist Church,  1120 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI
Event: Singing in the Dark Times
Time:  2pm-5pm
Location:  SCENE Metrospace ,110 Charles St., East Lansing, MI
About: Reading by poet Laura Apol, author of “Requiem, Rwanda,” a poetry workshop, open mic, and singing. Click here for the flier.
Event: All Faith Alliance for Refugees Forum
Time:  3pm
Location:  Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1315 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
About: Attend this forum to hear how refugee families are faring and to share what we can all do to help.
Sponsor: All Faith Alliance for Refugees (AFAR)
Event: Sunday Service
Title:  The Proclamation of the Gospel as a Word of Peace, Rev. Dr. Rob Carlson, Jr.
Time:  10am
Location:  Presbyterian Church of Okemos, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos, MI
Website: www.okemospres.org

Event: Java Cafe` Global Conversation
Title:  An Agenda for Disarmament
Speaker: Terry Link (GLUNA Board Member and co-chair of the Peace Education Center)
Time:  7:00-8:30 p.m.    Arrive early for refreshments and conversation
Location:  East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  Greater Lansing United Nations Association (GLUNA)
Website: www.gluna.org
Event: Storytelling about Peace and Justice
Time:  p.m.
Location:  Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
About: Share a personal story about justice and peace.  Contact Ben Pineda, the emcee, at 517-862-8073 or pinedaben@gmail.com, if you’d like to tell a story.
Event: Voices from Faith and Reason: Race and Place
Speaker: ​Rev. Faith Fowler (Author of “This Far by Faith: Twenty Years at Cass Community” and “Tiny Homes in a Big City.”)
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Lansing Central United Methodist Church, 215 North Capital Avenue, Lansing, 48933
Cost:   Free
Sponsor: Shalom Center for Justice and Peace
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Event: Peace Day Rally
Title: Stand Up for Peace
Time: 11-2 p.m.
Location:  Michigan Capitol Front Steps
Cost:   Free
About: Join other peace and justice activists from around the state to “Stand Up for Peace” on the steps of the state Capitol. The event will feature speakers, music, and the reading of a proclamation declaring Sept. 21 as Peace Day in the state of Michigan.
For more information click here for the Facebook event page and here for the flier.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
Event: Concert Across America – to Raise Awareness on Gun Violence
Time: 3pm
Location:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing, 5509 S Pennsylvania, Lansing, MI
Host: MI Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
About: Hear all ages of our community perform!  Learn about the work we’re doing to decrease gun violence in Michigan. Click here for the flyer.

Event: Sunday Service
Title: A Message on Peace
Time:  10am
Location:  Okemos Community Church, 4734 Okemos Road, Okemos,MI
Website: www.okemoscommunitychurch.org
Event: Movie Showing: “Out of Order: Queer Pastors Redefining Church.”
Location:  Studio C Meridian Mall, 1999 Central Park Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
Time: 7pm (Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.)
Cost:   Contact the Faith Lutheran Church office (517-349-0620) for free tickets.
Sponsor:Faith Lutheran Church in Okemos, Okemos Presbyterian,
University Lutheran, Williamston United Methodist, St. Paul Lutheran Church and
Haslett Community Church, Studio C! in Okemos, Open Hearts, Open Church (the ELCA North/West Lower Michigan Synod task force on Sexual Identity and Gender Identity)
Event: Panel Discussion
Title: What’s New in Corrections ?  Drug, Sobriety, Veterans and Mental Health Courts
Time: 7 p.m.
Location:  Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
Event: Model United Nations (MUN) Discussion and Simulation.
Location:  Williamston High School, 3939 Vanneter Rd., Williamston, MI
Rooms B10 and B12.
Time: 3:30pm
Cost:   Free
About: Williamston High School Model UN students will discuss and demonstrate their MUN activities.  Join them as they share their experiences with us.  (MUN groups are in middle and high schools.)


Event: Peace Hike & Yoga with Shiloh Daum of “Seeds of Peace Yoga & Life
Location: Fenner Nature Center – Group Camp area- Map of Fenner is available here. (Access to Group Camp is off Mount Hope Road – on the east side of the property there is a private entrance drive in between the main entrance and Evergreen Cemetery with a unlocked fence. Parking is available here. *This is not the main entrance to Fenner. Yoga will be held outside in the Group Camp area or under the covered picnic area if the weather is less friendly.)
Time: 5:45-6:45pm
Cost:   Free
About: Join in to plant “Seeds of Peace” within and around us as we start with a 15 minute mindfulness hike, followed by an outside yoga experience to round out our movement, nature and commUNITY elements of holistic health.


Event: Movie Showing: Trails of Hope and Terror
Location:  Studio C Meridian Mall, 1999 Central Park Dr, Okemos, MI 48864
Time: 7pm
Cost:   Free
Sponsor: The Presbyterian Church of Okemos, University United Methodist Church, Studio C
Event: Conference on “Campus Activism for Justice from Southern Africa to Michigan”
Speakers:Dr. Somadoda Fikeni and Nomzamo Ntombela from South Africa, and many others.
Location:  MSU Main Library
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  MSU African Studies Center
Register by clicking here.
Event: Stories & Activities for Kids; Susan Griffith, V.P. of the Jane Addams Peace Association 
Title: What peace means to me
Location:  Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost:   Free
Sponsor:  Everybody Reads Bookstore
About: Story reading for kids of all ages, and activities for kids  of age six and up. Click here for the flier. Click here for the event page.
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Event: Peace and Art
Time:  3:00-5:00 p.m.
Location:  Michigan State University, Erickson Hall Kiva, 620 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI
Cost:   Free
About: The event will feature PeaceQuest Art Contest Award Ceremony, a magic show, a dance performance, an interactive trivia on peace and activities for children. Participants to Peace Pole Pursuit (peacequestgreaterlansing.org/peace-pole-pursuit) will also be recognized at this event. Click here for the event page.

Other Peace Related Events in Greater Lansing

Event: War and Speech: Propaganda, Patriotism and Dissent in the Great War
Location: MSU Museum, Main Gallery, 409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824
Dates: November 11, 2017 – November 11, 2018
Exhibit Tours:  11:00 a.m. – August 18, 1:00 p.m. – September 15, , 1:00 p.m. – October 13, 1:00 p.m. – November 3

Event: Yemen Symposium
Speakers: Dr Mohammad Ayoob, Summer Issawi, Dr Russell Lucas, Dr Reza Nassiri
Location: 115 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: September 13, 2018
Time:  2:30-4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: MSU Muslim Studies Center


Sponsor categories include: Peacemaker ($500 and above),  Dove ($250-499), Olive Branch ($100-$249), and Paper Crane ($1-$99).


  • Greater Lansing United Nations Association,
  • Peace Education Center,
  • Michigan Coalition to End Gun Violence,
  • Shalom Center for Justice & Peace,
  • Niagara Foundation,
  • Edgewood United Church,
  • University United Methodist Church