The mission of the Peace Center
of Delaware County is to:
Create a welcoming community space dedicated to
peace and justice.
Develop common resources in support of member
Nurture community within the peace, justice, and
Bring together organizations, families, and
individuals working for peace in a variety of ways, including activism, human
service, art, and spirituality.
The Peace Center
is guided by the values
of the Religious Society of Friends.
RELATIONSHIP TO FRIENDS:
The Peace Center operates within the physical space of the Springfield Friends
Meeting House and is a project of the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends,
under the care of Chester Quarterly Meeting of Friends.
GOVERNANCE: The Peace
Center Steering Committee serves as the governing body of the Peace
Center. It is responsible for overseeing the use of the physical space,
developing program activities, reviewing and approving requests from
prospective member organizations, and managing funds and finances of the
STEERING COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:
The Peace Center Steering Committee shall be comprised of a representative of
the Springfield Monthly Meeting of Friends, a representative of Chester
Quarterly Meeting, representatives of the member organizations which would like
to seat someone on the Steering Committee, and members of the community
at-large as invited by the Steering Committee, at least one of whom is a member
of the Society of Friends. While representatives from the member
organizations should feel free to convey their groups' concerns to the Steering
Committee, their role on the Steering Committee is to serve in the interests of
the Peace Center as whole.
DECISION MAKING & PROCESS:
The Steering Committee shall make all decisions by consensus. Meeting
facilitation shall rotate among Steering Committee members.