The wheel was adopted by the Chico Peace and Justice Center as a way of understanding the elements of peace and social justice and seeing their interconnections. Each “spoke” of the wheel addresses a group of related issues and problems in our world today: community, political action, spiritualism, health, poverty, environmental degradation, social cohesion, racism, and others.

The 10 Spokes on the Wheel are:

  • Heart Unity: Forging connection and understanding across lines of race, religion, class, etc.
  • Manual Labor toward self-reliance and simplicity
  • Spiritual practice and fellowship
  • Political Witness: Nonviolent action, engagement, and resistance
  • Walking with the Poor: Service and mutual empowerment
  • Building and nurturing community and interdependence
  • Ecological Awareness and Responsibility: Honoring the unity of creation
  • Health and Wholeness
  • Withdrawing Support from the Violent Systems and Institutions: Building and nurturing nonviolent alternatives
  • Right Sharing and Stewardship of Wealth and Resources