History

gamesThe Center was founded in 1985 in an effort to go beyond the traditional “peace movement” and bring peace and justice concerns to a local mainstream audience. Its achievements over the years have included the 1988 Gettysburg Peace Symposium; a performance of the musical Peace Child that same year; Rainbow Theater for local high school students in 1990; retreats on Nicaragua, on grassroots organizing, and on envisioning the future of Adams County; a Help Increase the Peace Youth Retreat in 1999; the Colors of Love Youth Workshop, a teenage dance and dramatic group, which gave performances on social justice issues; and the ongoing activities listed above. Speakers at Center events have included Noel Paul Stookey, Barry Commoner, Frances Moore Lappé, Colman McCarthy, and many others.