Peace Resource Center of San Diego
San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers)
San Diego First Church of the Brethren
American Friends Service Committee



You are cordially invited to join the unveiling of the Peace Crane sculpture and celebration of the culmination of the visionary effort to create a sustainable facility for peace, justice, spiritual growth. The net proceeds from this event will be dedicated toward the $30,000 to finish the Meeting Room and make it available for community groups.

The unveiling celebration will include:

  • Brief Presentations from James Hubbell and Carol Jahnkow
  • Light fare of Appetizers and Desserts from Alchemy
    (neighborhood restaurant serving local sustainable food)
  • and Silent Auction - bring your checkbook for the fabulous items!
RSVP required by October 10. Tickets are $75.
If you cannot attend, contributions may still be sent either online or by mail.

To register online: Please RSVP here! (right column on "donate" page)
To register by mail: Download the invitation (pdf), fill out and mail. Please include a check for $75 for each person, with their names to "Friends Center Building Fund" 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego CA 92105.

Auction items: See partial list at

Honorary Committee: Carol Jahnkow, Chair, Rabbi Laurie Coskey, Imam Taha Hassane, Lawrence and Suzanne Hess, James Hubbell, Yolanda Martinez, Nancy Neptune Nelson, Rev. Tom Owen-Towle

Unveiling Committee: Laurie Carlock, Midi Cox, Mariah Gayler, Mary Jo Housman, Byron King, Jane Krause

Facilities Management Committee: Mariah Gayler and Dick Ruppert, Peace Resource Center of San Diego; David Barrows and Karim Carlock, San Diego Religious Society of Friends; Midi Cox and Pedro Rios, American Friends Service Committee; Byron King and Alvin Stern, First Church of the Brethren of San Diego

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Our work is dependent on volunteers and generous donations -- all from people like you. There are still tasks to be done. Volunteers are needed for skilled and unskilled labor. Please contact us if you can help!

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COMMUNITY EVENTS—Happening at the Friends Center once 100% completed!

The Friends Center will host community groups of wide variety and purpose. Check here to see what events are scheduled--could be there’s a life-changing opportunity waiting!

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MASTER CALENDAR—Once construction is completed

Coming Soon! This calendar will show the dates and times that events are currently scheduled at the Friends Center.

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One mission of the Friends Center is be a show-case for “green” construction materials, systems and techniques. (Traditional construction methods in the developed world are one of the largest sources of pollution and unsustainable uses of resources on the planet.) When construction is completed, we will have regularly scheduled programs for regional architects, engineers, developers and contractors with the goal of inspiring the construction industry to try new, sustainably produced materials and systems, by showing their advantages and how they’re used.


The Friends Center is a gathering place for people in the community to share ideas and personalities, and to socialize, organize and work for transformation.