Faith Communities for Peace

Faith Communities for Peace is the new initiative in partnership with the Peacemaking Coordinating Team and Point One North Consulting. In this initiative, we introduce and guide churches through the process of supporting the Peacemaking Circle process that works with court-involved juveniles in King County.

Did you know that King County Juvenile Court is currently piloting Peacemaking Circles as an alternative and community-based way to resolve some of its juvenile felony cases? This reduces incarceration, fosters healing for both victims and offenders, and affords a profound opportunity for transformation. This is the Gospel in action and it’s unfolding right here in our own backyard. Faith communities are needed to expand our network of circle providers. Would your church like to be involved? We’ll begin by transforming ourselves using this tool.


Contact for Protestant and Interfaith Communities: Rev. Terri Stewart, (425) 531-1756 or

Contact for Catholic Communities: Joe Cotton, (206) 382-4847 or

Schedule of Meetings:

January 25: Ebenezer AMEZ, Union & 23rd, Seattle (confirmed)

March 29: Sky Urban Ministries; 879 Rainier Ave N A-100, Renton (confirmed)

May 17:

July 19: Bryn Mawr UMC, 8016 S 116th St, Seattle (tentative)

September 20:

November 22: Federal Way UMC, 29645 51st Ave S, Auburn (tentative)

Schedule of Trainings 

January 25-27: Church of the Ascension, 2330 Viewmont Way, Seattle, WA 98199 (confirmed)

February 23-25:

March 23-25: Sky Urban Ministries, Approved, 879 Rainier Ave N A-100, Renton, WA 98057 (confirmed)

April 13-15 (Keeper Training):

April 26-28:

May 24-26: 

June 22-24:

August 3-5 (Advanced Keeper Training):

September 27-29: 

October 19-21:

November 16-18: 

December 7-9 (Keeper Training):


Book: Peacemaking Circles: From Conflict to Community by Kay Pranis, Barry Williams, Mark Wedge

Article: Seattle Times: King County tries counseling, self-reflection instead of jail for teens

Facebook Posting: Case #1



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