Peace Through Pie

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said many great things. He was a great man. Truly a great man.
His thoughts and actions deserve to be celebrated and continued in style. This is the idea behind Peace Through Pie, a grassroot peace movement based in Austin which promotes pie socials as an expression of Dr. King's dream of a "Beloved Community."
Pies represent love and community and comfort and home and peace. When you make a pie and share it with others, you're helping to build a more beautiful world, a world dedicated to the creation of peace through simple acts. You become a Pie-o-neer for peace.

So go forth.

Bake a pie. Share a pie. Live the Dream.

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Pie Events in Austin, TX

January 11-14 Toni Tipton-Martin, Founder of the SANDE Youth Project, a non-profit organization that teaches underprivileged families how to eat well, will give a pie-making demo and teach families how to make desserts part of a healthy diet during her after school gardening and cooking program.

Thursday, January 13, 5:30 pm. Peace Through Pie Proclamation at Austin City Hall

Austin City Council will issue the 1st Proclamation, sponsored by Council member Randi Shade, in support of PEACE THROUGH PIE. A pie social will follow immediately after the reading in the Board and Commission Room, with pies donated by Austin area pie chefs, served by students from Travis High School Culinary Arts program. Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin. Contact: Luanne Stovall, Founder, Peace Through PIe (617) 816-0270.

Thursday, January 13, 12 noon-1:30 pm. Spring Terrace Peace Through Pie Social

Residents from Spring Terrace Apartments and from Foundation Communitiesʼ other SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Skyline Terrace and Garden Terrace are invited to share pie and favorite pie stories. A “How to make the perfect pie crust” demonstration will be offered so anyone can learn! Community partners are Foundation Communities and Texas Pie Kitchen.

Spring Terrace Apartments, 7101 I-35 N (St. Johns & I-35), Austin, 78752 Contact: Jen Biddle, Spring Terrace Community Manager, (512)492-8980 x501.

Saturday, January 15, 2-4 pm. Sweet Home Baptist Church Peace Through Pie Social

Join us for the 3rd Annual Peace Through Pie Social at this historic landmark church, cornerstone of PTP. CALLING ALL PIE BAKERS!!! -- Bring two homemade pies to share (and a pie story) -- one to be enjoyed by guests; the other may be entered in the Peace Through Pie Contest (or donated to the Silent Pie Auction. Head Judge Toni Tipton-Martin with a panel of esteemed judges. Contest and auction pies will be received between 1 & 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Program in the Sanctuary starts at 2 pm. Music by Sweet Home Choir, Bells of Joy, recitation of I Have a Dream speech, “Dream” exhibition by Mathews Elementary students. Proceeds support Sweet Home Restoration Fund. 1725 West 11th Street, Clarksville. Contact: Shirley Collins,, Sweet Home Choir Director, (512) 496-4032.Saturday, January 15, 10-1 pm. Peace Through Pie at Victory Grill. 10am-11am: Join us at the historic Victory Grill to celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy with pie, conversation, and fellowship. Come by for a few minutes or enjoy pie and conversation until 11am. 11am-1 pm: A Peacemaking Circle, facilitated by Randy Langford will take place. To propose a topic for consideration, contact Pastor Landon Shultz, Ph.D, Email:, (512) 263-5368, Sponsors include Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church, Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ujamaa Community Foundation of Austin, and the Neighborhood Restoration Team of APDʼs Weed & Seed Committee. 1104 E. 11th Street, Austin.

Sunday January 16, 1-2 pm.

St. Jamesʼ Phenomenal Womenʼs Peace Through Pie Auction & Social.

You are welcome to celebrate the King holiday at St. James Episcopal Church through the sharing of pies, pie stories, and fellowship. Proceeds from the live pie auction and silent pie auction will benefit the Summer 2011 mission trip of the St. James Youth Group. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road, Austin. Contact: Colleen Waller,, (512) 401-3085.

Monday, January 17, 11am-3pm. Art Institute of Austin Peace Through Pie Social

Come to the Open House, tour the facilities, meet students and faculty, and enjoy a peace of pie in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Fresh pies will be baked for the occasion by students in the Culinary Arts Program. This is an opportunity to find out more about how to cultivate your creativity and live your dream. Presentations at 9:30 am, 11am & 1pm. 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728. ph (512) 691-1707.

Join us in celebration and become a Pie-O-neer for Peace, one piece at a time! Visit our PEACE THROUGH PIE Facebook page, or