Run a Peace Feast

There are several ways to run a Peace Feast and different models you can adapt to your own community and setting.

Community Celebration

A ‘Community Celebration’ brings people together from different cultures in the same community. People may have lived side-by-side for years but never had the opportunity to sit down and really get to know people on their street.

A peace feast can change that.

Global Response

The ‘Global Response’ is a compassionate comeback to a crisis in the news. When a nation is hit by a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, a peace feast can be a way of acting in the opposite spirit, of saying to the affected community, ‘We’re here for you.’

Faith and Festivals

The ‘Faith and Festivals’ model is a way of bringing different faiths together to honour and learn about each other. This works well as a two-part Peace Feast, one hosted by a faith community at Eid and a follow-up event at Christmas for example.

Drinks in the Garden

A Peace Feast Mini takes the ethos of a Peace Feast and brings it to a smaller group of friends.

Perhaps you’ve made a new friend at a Peace Feast but feel like you’ve only just scratched the surface? Or maybe there’s a neighbour on your street who you want to know better?

A Peace Feast mini could be the next step

Peace Feast Mini
  • Running a Peace Feast takes a bit of planning, so we recommend partnering with a local organisation such as a community centre, a school or a faith group, to help with things like selling tickets and promoting the event. Ideally, you could host your Peace Feast with someone from a different culture or faith in your community to really capture and model the vision.

  • Peace Feasts are run in line with the values of Bridges for Communities. Please click here to check that you are in agreement with them before organising an event.

  • We are here to help. If you’re thinking about running an event and you have some questions, then feel free to contact us and we’d love to support you.

  • In general, events need to cover their own costs, and this is normally achieved by selling tickets. You may also consider a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme so you can invite people on low incomes. Please see the Running Guide and resources below for practical tips on this and other topics.

  • Whichever model you choose, and however you organise your Peace Feast, think about how you include the three key elements - food, stories & friendship.


You can download these resources for free, to help you run your first Peace Feast

Peace Feast Running Guide

Guide for


Food for Thought



Guide for Speakers