“When the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Committee honors ‘one of us locals’ with the Peace Prize, then it indeed honors all who endeavor in similar work, as well as those who support such activities and advocacy by others.”

2006 Laureate Bill Lincoln,

Conflict Resolution, Research and Resource Institute



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It is our wish that peace become reality in every corner of the world. Until that time may arrive, we honor those who work toward the accomplishment of that goal. Those individuals who focus on the building of peace in its many definitions are a continuing source of inspiration for all of us. (Click here to read further remarks made by GTPP Founding Chair Tom Heavey.)

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Tickets now available for the
Laureate Recognition Banquet to Honor 2016 Laureate 
Theresa Pan Hosley

Thursday, September 22, 5:30 PM

Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University

Sponsor a Student - $40 Individual ticket - $50 Table of Eight (8) - $350

No-host Cash Bar



Our 2010 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate,
Kim Ebert-Colella, has the honor of being able to say she met a true Saint. 

Go to our News Page to see a photo and read an entry from Kim's journal that she wrote after meeting Mother Teresa.

The GTTP supports refugees in our area through Lutheran Social Services. Recently, the following items were donated by GTPP in collaboration with St. Mark's Lutheran Church by The Narrows to help complete 36 Bathroom Kits for incoming refugees. 
56 bath towels
42 hand towels
10 small bathroom size wastebaskets
10 shower curtains
4 sets of shower curtain rings
6 packages toilet paper
GTPP donated these items to the team at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in order to help them put together 36 kits. Thank you to all who donated to make sure the kits were completed!

Attendees at the 2016 Laureate Recognition Banquet on September 22 will have the opportunity to participate in GTPP's Peace in Action - Refugee Support. The focus will be Kitchen Kits

We are excited to to put together more "Tacoma Refugee Starter Kits" for the refugees coming to our area. 

Join us! See the link above to purchase tickets for the banquet! The deadline to order tickets is fast approaching.  Contact us if you have questions.

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Teresa at the 17th of May Parade in Seattle

Thursday, September 22, 5:30 PM

Scandinavian Cultural Center at

Pacific Lutheran University

Sponsor a Student - $40

Individual ticket - $50

Table of Eight (8) - $350

No-host Cash Bar


Deadline to order is September 13. 

Ms. Hosley was nominated by the World Affairs Council (WAC) of Tacoma “for her initiative, persistence, and long-term leadership of Tacoma's Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation.” 

The nominators related that “Her main strengths as a leader are her patience, soft yet firm touch, and her ability to listen. She is a manifestation of a peacemaker, promoting enduring reconciliation and harmony.”

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