“When the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Committee honors ‘one of us locals’ with the Peace Prize, then it indeed honors all who endeavor in similar work, as well as those who support such activities and advocacy by others.”

2006 Laureate Bill Lincoln,

Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute



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It is our wish that peace become reality in every corner of the world. Until that time may arrive, we honor those who work toward the accomplishment of that goal. Those individuals who focus on the building of peace in its many definitions are a continuing source of inspiration for all of us. (Click here to read further remarks made by GTPP Founding Chair Tom Heavey.)

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"PEACE in ACTION!" - Refugee Project

There is still time for you join Peace in Action and help refugees! The deadline to donate has been extended to Thursday, December 8. All  money donated will go directly to purchase items for the Kitchen Restart Kits. See information below:

Working for peace can be about great heroic actions, and working for peace can be about doing the most mundane everyday tasks.

Refugees are victims of war, famine, and/or oppression seeking to establish a new life of peace in our community. They have been through an extensive process of screening and background checks. They seek a new chance to build a peaceful life with their families in a supportive community.  Through Lutheran Community Services (LCS), refugees are provided with "Restart Kits" - basic household items they need in order to start life here. The Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Board of Directors has already worked with LCS and St. Mark's Lutheran Church to put together 36 "Bathroom Restart Kits." 

At the 2016 Laureate Recognition Banquet on September 22nd we launched project called "Peace in Action!" in order to support refugees in our area. Guests at the banquet gave generously. We ask that you join them. With your support, we want to raise funds - by December First - for as many "Kitchen Restart Kits" as possible for refugees settling in our area.

Refugees are arriving in our community every week. Join us in celebrating the 130th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty by honoring what it stands for. The Statue was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886.

Click on this link to Eventbrite to donate.

A donation of $200 will buy the necessary items for one Kitchen Restart Kit. A donation of any amount will help.

Contact us if you would like to join the "Kit Assembly Party" and help us put together the kits.

Laureate Recognition Banquet
Honoring 2016 Laureate Theresa Pan Hosley

Institute for Peace and Dialogue International Winter Programs,