Mercy — the compassion shown by one person to another. We provide opportunities for individuals and groups to extend mercy to their neighbors through our Day of Service and annual Speaker Series.
While mercy might temporarily extract someone in need from a broken system, justice works to repair the inequitable structures of the system. For communities to become truly sustainable, justice requires a long-term involvement in our communities.
A world in which God, humans, and all creation are connected in equity, fulfillment, and delight. The Hebrew prophets call this shalom.
“We call it peace, but it means far more than mere peace of mind or a cease-fire between enemies. In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness and delight — a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom he delights. Shalom, in other words, is the way things ought to be.” – Cornelius Plantinga
The staff & board of Project Peace adhere to the historic Christian faith as defined by the Apostle’s Creed.
Project Peace East Bay has been active in Berkeley and Oakland since 2006, and was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 California nonprofit in December 2007.