Our History

——1979

OXFORD CITIZENS FOR PEACE (OCP) formed in response to the growing danger of the nuclear arms race between the U.S.  and the U.S.S.R. and the heightened tensions of the Cold War.

1984

We opened the first Peace Center in a small office space at 16 S. Campus at the invitation of the Campus Ministry Center.  Linda Musmeci Kimball, a founding member of OCP and OCPJ, became the director.

—1989

Merged with with Oxford’s Central America Peace Coalition and became:

OXFORD CITIZENS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE  (OCPJ)

—2004

OCPJ moved into the enclosed porch of the Old Rectory at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 19 1/2 W. Walnut

2012

Janis Dutton became the director upon Linda Musmeci Kimball’s retirement. (Of course, like most activists, she didn’t really retire.)

2013  

Moved back into 16 S. Campus, now The Interfaith Center.  The newly named Peace and Justice Resource Center now has elbow room for the archives of our history since 1979; our books, videos, and other resources; and for small group conversations.