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"Ceasefire is a good movement because it shows that people of faith care and we can express our care in a public way, reaching out to everybody whether religious people or not. We care about everybody."

- Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ

Ceasefire Walks for Peace are interfaith events that address concerns of violence within the community by using a public display of unity as a form of communication. Ceasefire initiatives have been held in Oakland, Richmond, and Antioch and have been widely attended. 

These events begin with an Ecumenical Prayer Service, followed by the peace walk. During the peace walk, participants hold signs and encourage the community to become more aware of this call for peace. The event concludes with a reflection among all participants.

For Ceasefire Events, the Diocese of Oakland often co-sponsors these events with the following organizations:


Ceasefire Walk Schedule


Contact Information

Coordinator, Office for Life and Justice

Coordinator, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 

Coordinator, CRS/CCHD 

Meg Bowerman
Coordinator, JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer

Patrick Shandonay
Coordinator, CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer

Coordinator, Detention Ministry 

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