The Center for P.E.A.C.E. & Community
The purpose of The Center for P.E.A.C.E. (Peace through Ethical Action and Creative Education) and Community is to provide a versatile gathering space for events that furthers the mission of The Biosophical Institute – to cultivate a community of peace encompassing life wisdom and deep relationships through character and peace education.
It is our foundation headquarters, where we offer programming, rental space for local or visiting groups, and a home for community engagement. We welcome you to experience a place where you can find peace and serenity in an environment where your mind and body can be nourished and renewed.
WE STAND WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER
We stand with Black Lives Matter and support the peaceful protests for racial equality and justice. Because our foundation supports peace, we at the Biosophical Institute are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and others who have been mistreated and killed due to fear and racial injustice in this country.
The philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s definition, “Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice,” encapsulates Biosophical principles that help develop our own peace character.
All, regardless of race, have within them an essence that contains the spirit of truth. We are living through a moment of awakening when remaining silent is not an option. We envision, as Martin Luther King, Jr. said so eloquently, “children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Dr. Frederick Kettner, founder of Biosophy, focused his work on character development, the basis for permanent peace. As we hear the rallying cry, “no justice, no peace,” we listen more deeply than ever before because, as Dr. Kettner said, “Listening is the bridge from closed-mindedness to open-mindedness, from knowledge to understanding.”
Only by listening deeply and developing our character can we, as a society, transform to become a place where racial equality and justice exist.