Peace Forum

Peace Forum is a weekly lunch and speaker series focusing on diverse peace and justice topics. The Bethany Theological Seminary, Earlham School of Religion, Earlham College and Richmond communities join together each week over a free, delicious lunch and rich conversation. We gather from 12-1pm every Thursday in the Earlham School of Religion Dining Room (228 College Avenue). All are welcome!


How can there be a free lunch? We are grateful for a grant from the John Baker Endowment Fund that covers many of our expenses. Moreover, we all work together to provide devotions, lunch, and clean-up. We also welcome donations! Contact Karen Duhai to add your name to the volunteer list.

Live Webcasts and Recordings

Not on campus? Just log in as a Guest to the Peace Forum webcast to participate live over the internet!

For those who cannot  attend in person, Peace Forum presentations are being webcast so those at a distance can participate live as it happens. Additionally, these webcasts are being recorded, and most presentations can be viewed later.

  • To participate live, simply follow the link above and login as a Guest.
  • To  access recordings of dozens of our previous sessions, visit our streaming video archive page of previous Peace Forum presentations.

Peace Forum Spring 2015 Schedule

2/5/15Scott HollandReligion as a Source of Terror and Transformation
2/12/15Lonnie ValentineCross Cultural Trip to India
2/19/15Alex Cook & CrewBDS Movement
2/26/15Vineyard CentralNew Monasticism, Economic Justice, and Theology of Place
3/5/15Callif Keefe-PerryTheopoetics and Peacemaking
3/12/15Michael BurkleInterfaith Dialogue
3/26/15Preble Memorial GardensGreen Burials
4/2/15Nate HoslerChurch of the Brethren Office of Public Witness
4/9/15Laura LeavellBlessed Earth, Seminary Stewardship Alliance
4/16/15Christie Walkuski Environmental Justice Teach-In
4/23/15David CarlsonConversations on ISIS
4/30/15Dawn DanielsStorytelling and Peacemaking

To access the sessions you may have missed, visit Current Semester Peace Forum Sessions.

Peace Forum LogoThe complete Spring 2014 season is now available for viewing on the Previous Peace Forum Page!

Contact Karen Duhai ( or Scott Holland ( if you have suggestions for Peace Forum topics and speakers!

For further information regarding these webcasts, please e-mail