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Director Ginny Fox loves to talk about the Peace Flag Project (PFP). She always refers to it as “the work of her heart.”
Ginny says, “I’m often asked why I created the Peace Flag Project (PFP), what was my goal. The answer is, ‘I’m not sure’ – and I think that’s a good thing! I like the Quaker idea about ‘being led’ to do something, and I have certainly felt led to do this work.”
Now that the Project is more than four-years-old, the “why” has become clearer. Fox says, “The Peace Flag Project’s focus is on ways all of us can help to make the world more peaceful – every day. War is a terrible way to try to solve world problems, but I don’t think we can really end wars until we become a more peaceful people. I think that if we can behave toward one another in gentler, more generous ways, we have a greater chance to bring about peace and end violence on the planet. And this is something each of us can do every day.” (If you would like more information about the PFP mission, please click here for our Mission/Vision page.)
he American Friends Service Committee of Southeast New England and the Social Justice Ministry of First Unitarian Church of Providence sponsor the Peace Flag Project. PFP has also been helped by a wonderful Board of Advisors which contributes their time and energy and hearts to this effort.

Ginny Fox
Jill Cicero
Marketing and Special
Events Coordinator
Lisa Crowell
Development Coordinator
Board of Advisors
Sally Barker Textile artist and RISD faculty member
Debbie Block Quaker Peace Activist, Performing/Recording Arts Manager, Quilter
Gary Calvino Peace and Community activist; Partner in Peer-to-Peer Advisors
Madeline Champagne Peace Abbey Volunteer and Activist
Brendan Corley Computer Teacher at Community Prep School, URI
Undergrad in Mechanical Engineering, and Former Member of Youth In Action
Diane D’Errico Director of Project Development at Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center; program development; fund raising, public and media relations, organizational development
Kate Lucas Human Resources Representitive and Graduate Student at Jhonson & Wales University
Joanne Friday Dharma Teacher, Disciple of Thich Nhat Hahn, Peace Activist
Khamtanh Inthirath Marketing Consultant for Idearc Media. Peace and Community
Advocate. Public Relations for new Laotian Community Center in Smithfield
Noah Merrill Quaker Peace Activist currently working with Iraqi refugees in Jordan
Astrid Meijer Consultant for diversity issues and community organizing; teacher
Donna O’Neill Artist, muralist, worker for peace
Amrut Patel Peace Activist, Physician
Hannah Resseger Peace activist; Musician and visual artist; teacher
Cathy Seggel Peace Activist, RE Director at First Unitarian Church, Providence
Mary Jane Sorrentino Mary Jane is a global warming presenter with The Climate Project, a nonprofit group founded by Al Gore; gives presentations to schools, libraries, organizations in RI and elsewhere
Cliff Wood Providence City Councilman, Husband, Father, Musician
Martha Yager

Program Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee of Southeast New England, Activist for Peace and Social Justice Issues

Acknowledgment and Gratitude
Jane Maguire and I cofounded the Peace Flag Project in 2004. She retired in 2007. Without each other, we might not have worked with thousands of adults and children in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. I am grateful for the partnership that helped this work to grow.