Barnes & Noble Book Fair: Proceeds to buy peace books for preschoolers

Saturday, August 24

Celebrate the start of school at our  pre-Peace Week book fair at the Barnes & Noble new location, 4209 Concord Pike (in the shopping center where Giant, Tuesday Morning, Marshall’s, etc are located). It will be a delightful event with
  • story times
  • a raffle
  • rock painting
  • and information packets containing activities for teaching and learning about peace.

Use your cell phone to present this voucher or print it out. Vouchers will also be available at the Peace Week Delaware / Pacem in Terris table at the Book Fair on the 24th.

Using the book fair voucher will not increase customer prices of books, toys, or cafe food and drinks, but it will provide funds to purchase books about peace to donate to local preschools.

“If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with the children.”-Gandhi

Please share this voucher with friends and family. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Bartoshesky: applebart@comcast.net.

Can’t Make Our Event? 

Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 08/24/2019 to 08/30/2019 by entering Bookfair ID 12544268 at checkout. 
A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will help us buy more books to teach peace to our children.

Proclamation From the office of the Governor

  • Whereas, Peace Week is celebrating its 4th annual week-long celebration; and
  • Whereas, this week-long celebration is a project of the Movement for the Culture of Peace. Since 2014, this organization has been organizing peace marches in Wilmington, DE; and
  • Whereas, Peace Week Delaware works to raise awareness, hope and action for peace, equality and justice all across Delaware; and
  • Whereas, the celebration is marked by events organized to educate Delawareans on how to get involved in advocating for peace; and
  • Whereas, it is important for Delawareans to be involved in activities that will support a peaceful Delaware.

Now, Therefore, We, John Carney, Governor,
and Bethany Hall-Long, Lieutenant Governor,
do hereby declare September 21st-29th, 2019, as

PEACE WEEK DELAWARE

in the State of Delaware, and urge all citizens to recognize the essential role that Peace Week Delaware plays in encouraging a culture of peace in our state,

EIGHTY-EIGHT EVENTS REGISTERED FOR PEACE WEEK 2019

Eighty-eight events have been registered, seventy in New Castle County, seven in Kent County and eleven in Sussex County for Peace Week Delaware 2019.  They  include community picnics, community walkabouts, interfaith conversations, discussions on racial divisions, alternative to violence workshops, lectures and discussions on immigration issues, healthy practices–from yoga to meditation, films,  religious services, dramatizations on topics like homelessness and peace vigils, drum circles, several collections for the needy, consciousness raising for LGBTQ populations, a radio program, a community wellness fair and youth activities ranging from taking video to painting and writing poetry to making crafts like pinwheels and origami.

Thanks to the creativity and unselfishness of Peace Week event organizers, we will all have a diverse program of events to educate, inspire, motivate  and amuse us beginning on September 21.

Thank you, event organizers for your efforts in designing these events and for your future efforts in publicizing and executing them for our collective benefit.

For those of you who did not make the deadline, we encourage you to register your events so that they can be included on our website.  Your events will still qualify as full-fledged Peace Week Delaware events; we will all work to make every event a success.

All events have been posted but not all events have been copied onto our Detailed Listings page. If your event appears on the Calendar page and on the Tabular Listings page, then you are registered; you need not worry. Event organizers,  please check the postings for your event and contact us as soon as possible at events@peaceweekdelaware.org if editorial changes are needed.

This information will be transferred to our print designer later this week; at that point, any changes you request will be made on the website but will not appear on the printed program.

The Next Peace Week Delaware: Sept. 21–29, 2019

SAVE THE DATES

Peace Week Delaware
September 21 – 29, 2019

 

The fourth annual Peace Week Delaware will be celebrated by concerned citizens in all three counties—nine days of events raising awareness, hope, and action for peace, equality and justice in our communities, nation, and world. YOU can HELP. 

  • Organize a Peace Week Delaware event 
  • Join the Peace Week Steering Committee 
  • Attend Peace Week Delaware events 
  • Encourage other people to get involved 
  • Contribute your time, money, or in-kind donations 
Email with questions: info@peaceweekdelaware.org 
 Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/peaceweekdelaware/ 
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Peace Week 2018: An Unbridled Success

Nine  Days

Three Counties

One Delaware

 

Peace Week Delaware 2018 was a huge success thanks to our creative and generous event sponsors; they  planned  one-hundred events for our collective benefit.  The attendance numbers are yet to be tabulated but we do not need statistics to feel an unbridled enthusiasm and positive energy, an energy that can be harnessed to dismantle all barriers to peace. Thank you from all of us on the Steering committee; we have felt the tremendous good will of the people of Delaware.

Last day of Peace Week; enjoy

These are live links.  Select the event for more information.  Select the location for a map.
Exhibit ends today; don’t miss it!! Be inspired by our young people.

Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibit at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 23, 2018

Community Peace Calligraphy at Congregation Beth Emeth
POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN – New Date TBD
Poetry As Invitation: The Peace That Passes All Understanding with Steve Steinwedel at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/23/2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peace Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Peace at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Intuitive Painting for Peace at Delaware City Library
– 09/23/2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and His Nonviolent Fight for Justice at Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Under Fire In Wartime London at Bear Library
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Islam and Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue at Islamic Society of Delaware
– 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace through Understanding: Sussex at Lewes Public Library
– 09/23/2018 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

September 26, 2018

**Sussex County Immigrants & The American Dream at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
– 09/26/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 2, 2018

**The Race Card Follow-up at Woodlawn Library
– 10/02/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

** indicates an event that is not a Peace Week event because it occurs outside PW dates but recommended to PW supporters

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Peace Week; help us organize for an even better next year. We need donors, working partners, and steering committee members. Contact us via email and we will be in touch.
Info@peaceweekdelaware.org

Peace Week ends tomorrow; be present

These are live links.  Select the event for more information.  Select the location for a map.

Exhibit ends tomorrow; don’t miss it!! Be inspired by our young people.

Pacem in Terris Youth Peace Art Exhibit at The Delaware Contemporary
– 09/16/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 22, 2018

Service for Others Day at Lutheran Community Services
– 09/22/2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
You’ve heard the term, but what is Restorative Justice? at Newark United Methodist Church
– 09/22/2018 at 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fifth Annual March for a Culture of Peace at “Under the Bridge”
– 09/22/2018 at 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Peace begins with ME! at Rose Hill Community Center
– 09/22/2018 at 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bringing It Back to Peace at “Under the Bridge”
– 09/22/2018 at 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Express your Thoughts Mural at The Village Tree Farm
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Images of Peace at Claymont Library
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interfaith Dialogue at Epworth United Methodit Church
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Paint a Kindness Rock at Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
– 09/22/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
H.O.M.E. Radio Presents- “Housing, Dignity & Peace” at MEJAH Bookstore
– 09/22/2018 – 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Delaware Art Museum
– 09/22/2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Movie Screening: “Won’t you be my neighbor?” at Camden Friends Meeting
– 09/22/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

September 23, 2018

Community Peace Calligraphy at Congregation Beth Emeth
– 09/23/2018 at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Poetry As Invitation: The Peace That Passes All Understanding with Steve Steinwedel at Buzz Ware Village Center
– 09/23/2018 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Peace Sunday at Salem United Methodist Church
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planting Peace at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
– 09/23/2018 at 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Intuitive Painting for Peace at Delaware City Library
– 09/23/2018 at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Interfaith Conversations at Hanover Presbyterian Church
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin and His Nonviolent Fight for Justice at Hockessin Friends Meetinghouse
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Under Fire In Wartime London at Bear Library
– 09/23/2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Islam and Peace: An Interfaith Dialogue at Islamic Society of Delaware
– 09/23/2018 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace through Understanding: Sussex at Lewes Public Library
– 09/23/2018 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

September 26, 2018

**Sussex County Immigrants & The American Dream at Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
– 09/26/2018 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 2, 2018

**The Race Card Follow-up at Woodlawn Library
– 10/02/2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

** indicates an event that is not a Peace Week event because it occurs outside PW dates but recommended to PW supporters

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Peace Week; help us organize for an even better next year. We need donors, working partners, and steering committee members. Contact us via email and we will be in touch.
Info@peaceweekdelaware.org

International Peace Day, September 21, 2018

Secretary-General’s Message for the International Day of Peace

This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.This foundational document is a reminder that peace takes root when people are free from hunger, This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.poverty and oppression and can thrive and prosper.
With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as our guide, we must ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
I encourage you to speak up. For gender equality.  For inclusive societies.  For climate action.
Do your part at school, at work, at home. Every step counts.
Let us act together to promote and defend human rights for all, in the name of lasting peace for all.

António Guterres

Observances

On 21 September 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony.
Many other communities observe Peace Day with a moment of silence at 12:00 noon.
The United Nations website suggests that you can also support this observance by seeking  peaceful resolution of conflict when disagreements arise around you.  You can be part of the solution by taking small steps. You can prevent an injustice at school or in your community by adopting a non-violent approach to problem solving and reporting potential crimes, including online bullying.
You can engage by speaking up when others are at risk and stand with others’ human rights at work, at school and around the dinner table.
You can reflect how each of us can stand up for rights every day.
You can attend one of these local Peace Week events.

Human rights are everyone’s rights.

International Peace Day,
September 21, 2018

Celebrate Peace Day by attending a Peace Week Event

Select an event in the list below to get more information.  Select a location to get a map.

Celebrating a Decade of Friendly Persuasion at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Delaware(OLLI)
– 09/21/2018 at 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Visit Friday Prayer Service at the Muslim Center of Wilmington at Muslim Center of Wilmington
– 09/21/2018 at 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
BBQ to Celebrate the S.U.N. 5th Anniversary at Praying Ground Community Church
– 09/21/2018 at 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Six Principles of Non-Violence at Academy for Peace
– 09/21/2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Coffee for Peace at St. Stephen’s Lutheran
– 09/21/2018 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Silent Worship for Peace at Camden Friends Meeting
– 09/21/2018 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Plan your weekend by going to http://www.peaceweekdelaware.org/2018-events