Peace Colloquy

The Peace Colloquy is an annual event at the Community of Christ Temple in Independence, Missouri.  It has been held since 1993 as an expression of what the Temple is dedicated to: “the pursuit of peace, reconciliation, and healing of the spirit” (Doctrine and Covenants 156).

Each year the Colloquy focuses on a specific topic, such as nuclear questions, environmentalism, restorative justice, world religions, economics, poverty, race and ethnicity, children, women, or families.

The event emphasizes

  • Programming for all ages that encourages engagement in justice and peacemaking
  • Reaching out to and working with ecumenical and interfaith communities
  • The annual Community of Christ International Peace Award ceremony

The Peace Colloquy is an opportunity to be inspired in your discipleship, build relationships, and engage in leadership education.  All are invited to join in pursuing peace on Earth at this annual event.


International Peace Award

The Community of Christ International Peace Award has been given annually (except for 1996) since 1993. The award includes a $20,000 grant, sponsored by the Guy I. Bromley Trust, Bank of America, to be donated to the charitable peace, justice, or environmental organization of the recipient’s choice. Honorees also receive a sculpture created by Wyoming artist Gail Sundell.  Each is made slightly different to honor the unique peacemaking contribution of the recipient.