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Twenty-eight events offered on Opening Weekend: Something for everyone

Pledge to grow your vision of peace.

September 21, 2019

September 22, 2019

September 23, 2019

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Events top the 100-mark

As we post our hundredth event in the 2019 listing of events, we pause to reflect on the significance of this milestone. We could simply write about the diversity of events–Delawareans in many corners of the State will be presented with a variety of programs on topics that speak to our collective aspirations for a peaceful world. But, perhaps even more importantly, we can also speak with pride that a hundred organizations in our State are giving of their time, talent and energy to help build a more just and compassionate community. May we all continue to increase our understanding of one another leading us to our most common yearning–peace.

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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


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 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 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


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 
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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
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.

Nine Days, Three Counties, One Delaware — Sept. 21–29, 2019