San Diego Events Calendar

Please contact San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt at with questions about our upcoming events.

HOP takes no political position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beyond affirming the human rights of all involved. Please reference Our Values here. Our events are designed to inspire dialogue amongst supporters and alumni and expose supporters to diverse perspectives. We hope you will join us!

hopeducation night with peter bolland
sunday, may 7 at 5:00pm
Christ prebyterian church

Please join us for the next HOPEducation event featuring Peter Bolland! His lecture will explore building peace with insights from the world's wisdom traditions. What practical advice do the world's religions and philosophies offer when it comes to the vexing problem of mending old wounds and healing painful conflicts? It is often lamented that our religious diversity is the source of so much of the animosity in the world, but the fact remains, it is from deep within those very same spiritual and religious traditions that the medicine comes to heal our woundedness. Please join us for this insightful, thought-provoking and engaging exploration!  RSVP to Sarah Heirendt.

Bolland is the chair of the humanities department and a professor of philosophy and humanities at Southwestern College where he teaches world religions, world mythology, ethics, and Asian philosophy. Bolland is also a columnist for both Unity Magazine and the San Diego Troubadour as well as an award winning singer-songwriter and poet. Bolland brings all of these threads together with frequent public speaking, performing, and teaching presentations in the wider community, including a bi-monthly Satsang (guided meditation workshop) at Vision: A Center for Spiritual Living. All of his published writing can be seen on his blog "Thinking Through," and a complete calendar of upcoming events is available at

HOPEducation EVent: Chat and chow
Wednesday, june 14th 6:30-8:00pm
Christ presbyterian Church

Please join us for a potluck dinner to share delicious home-cooked food and get acquainted with new and returning members of the Hands of Peace community! At this potluck dinner, past host families will have time to share their thoughts about their hosting experiences. This is a great opportunity for past and future host families, staff and other members of the San Diego Hands of Peace community to get to know each other better. Please bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome!
Please RSVP for this event to Sarah Heirendt via email or by phone at 559-999-7066.