When our hospitality is empowered by a vision of the Kin’dom of God, rather than the values of the dominant culture, it includes a commitment to extend welcome and friendship not only to those who are likeable, and “like us,” but also, in equal measure, to those who are unlikeable, and/or different culturally, socially or in any other way.


Here at the Peace House radical hospitality means:

  • Welcoming strangers without regard to gender preference, race, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, economic status or any other humanly contrived distinction.

  • Offering bed, breakfast and personal support to travelers engaged in the work of peace-making, justice-seeking, community building and healing—or resting for a time from the work of their calling.

  • Making gathering space available, as we are able and without charge, for public activities that encourage and support peace, justice, community and healing.

  • Offering hospice care, as we are able, to persons who are approaching death.

  • Serving a free weekly communal meal and offering other services to houseless and other low-income persons (previously at Sunnyside Community House but soon at a new location!).

  • Offering emergency shelter, food, and other services to houseless persons on cold winter nights.

  • Providing sanctuary to refugees facing potential deportation.


See below for organizations that have made the Peace house their home:


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Grief Watch

Originally a ministry of the Metanoia Peace Community, Grief Watch is now it's own independent non-profit organization which specializes in providing bereavement resources and memorial products to help shepherd individuals through loss and grief.

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Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters is a nonprofit, nonsectarian support group for parents whose babies have died before, during, or after birth. Brief Encounters provides meetings in the greater Portland, Oregon area and local phone support.


Interested in hosting an event or staying as a guest at The Peace House? Get in touch here.