In April, members of Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore arranged for NAPF Peace Leadership Director Paul K. Chappell to give presentations at three area high schools: Bishop McNamara High School (pictured here), Gonzaga High School, and St. John’s High School. One administrator wrote:

“…your arguments and examples are clear, realistic, and rational, and they ask us to use our hearts in decision-making…”

Paul Chappell also addressed volunteers for Little Friends for Peace, a D.C. organization that reaches out to middle school students to curb violence. He was also the keynote speaker for the 29th annual conference for Maryland United for Peace and Justice.

When asked about the best way for the peace movement to move forward (a question Paul is often asked), he discussed the need to go deeper into the philosophy of nonviolence and train ourselves to wage peace.

Paul has been asked to give a peace leadership training in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. For more information on the D.C. training, please email