FULL SCHEDULE

Full Peace Week Delaware Schedule
(all eight days)

cropped-PeaceWeek_logo2-3.jpgThe following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware. All events are subject to change. This list contains the latest official information.

Note: Our printed program  deadline was August 21. Additional events may be proposed until Friday, Sept. 9, for web listing only. Email your ideas to info@peaceweekdelaware.org.

All Week

 LIBRARY DISPLAYS AND EVENTS

Appoquinimink Library

Where: 651 N Broad St #101, Middletown, DE 19709
When: Sept. 19 to 25; Mon 10-8; Tues, Weds 1-8; Thu–Sat 10-5; closed Sun
Sponsored by: Appoquinimink Library
Questions: Renate Cumming – RCumming@nccde.org

Bear Public Library 

Where: 101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701
When: Sept. 19 to 25; M–W, 10-9; Thu, Sat., 10-5; Sun 1-5; closed Friday
Sponsored by: Bear Public Library
Questions: Rose Perry – RPerry@nccde.org

elsmere-juv-peace-weekElsmere Public Library

Where: 30 Spruce Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805
When: Sept. 19 to 24; Mon 10-8;Tues 12-8; Thu 12-8; Fri, Sat 10-5; closed Wed, Sun.
Sponsored by: Elsmere Public Library
Questions: Sharon Colcannon – SConcannon@nccde.org

Lewes_peace_bookbag Lewes Public Library

Books about peace will be displayed in the newly built Lewes Public Library. A list of books about peace in Delaware library collections will also  be available.
Where: 111 Adams Ave., Lewes 19958
When: Sept. 19 to 24; Mon–Thurs., 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Fri. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sponsored byLewes Public Library

hockessin-peace-weekPeace Building Traditions
Hockessin Library,
Sat. 9/24

 Latin American history, anthropology, political science and peace-building disciplines will be considered from the perspective of a native Ecuadorian with a master’s degree in conflict transformation and a doctorate in law. The presentation approaches popular history, folktales, indigenous traditions and the history of resistance to injustice from multiple diverse perspectives. For teens and adults.
Where: 1023 Valley Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707
When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2:30-4 p.m.

newark_peace-kidsNewark Free Library

What: Peace Book Display
Where
: 750 Library Ave, Newark, DE 19711
When: Sept. 19 to 25; M–W, 10-9; Thu Closed; Fri 10-9; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5
Sponsored by: Newark Free Library
Questions: Suzanne Menz – SMenz@nccde.org

Wilmington Public Library

What: Peace Book Display (Youth Division)
Where: 10 E 10th St, Wilmington, DE 19801
When: Sept. 19 to 24; Mon–Wed 9:30-8; Thu–Sat 9-5; closed Sun.
Sponsored by: Wilmington Public Library
Questions: Leah Howard – Leah.Howard@lib.de.us

art-supplies_sq_pixabay_1576791_1280
Picture Peace:
Woodlawn Library

Kids and families are encouraged to stop by the Woodlawn Library this week to create their pictures of peace—to be displayed all week.
Where: Woodlawn Library, 2020 West 9th St, Wilmington DE 19805
When: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—All Week
Sponsored by: Woodlawn Public Library
Questions: Kim Tull – krtull@nccde.org; (302) 571-7425

Sunday, Sept. 18 


DSC_0162Visions of Peace: Free Family Sunday at The Delaware Contemporary

In conjunction with the opening reception for the Pacem in Terris Children’s Peace Art Exhibition, we invite families to create artwork representing their own visions of peace at our first Fall Free Family Sunday. All ages welcome!

Where: The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801
When: 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Presented by: The Delaware Contemporary
Questions: jpolillo@thedcca.org

peace-art-largeChildren’s Peace Art Exhibition

What does peace look like? What does a peaceful world look like? A children’s art exhibit for students in grades K-12. Exhibition continues through Sunday, Sept. 25, and is available for other venues. Conceived as a dialogue between our youth and us older citizens, the exhibit features images and words describing the world our youth want. What will our response to their vision be?

Where: Delaware Contemporary Museum
When:1:00 to 3:00 pm
Sponsored by: Delaware Pacem in Terris
Details and posterhttp://depaceminterris.org/art
V
olunteer: Volunteers to set up and take down the exhibit are welcome. Email mg@depaceminterris.org to find out more

Bread and HandsBreaking Bread Together

This potluck dinner gives us the opportunity to meet our Muslim neighbors and to offer them our friendship.  All ages and religious backgrounds (or no religion at all) are invited to come together around a shared meal.  Foods from diverse cultures are welcome.  Come as you are– with or without food —  to celebrate our common humanity. Advance registration requested.

Where: Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM) 719 N. Shipley St., Wilmington DE 19801
When: Doors open 4:30. Shared meal served at 5:00.
Sponsored by: Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam and SsAM
Coming? RSVP to dlcasson@ssam.org
Questions? peace4june@gmail.com or dlcasson@ssam.org

PeaceReadings Graphic_jpegPeace & the Spoken Word 

Stories can be central to peacemaking. Brief narrative readings—all spoken aloud—will present the ideas and experiences of great thinkers and writers on equity, dispelling conflict, and making peace. During these participatory readings, audience members will be invited to read out selected passages. Come share an encounter with powerful and compassionate ideas that are relevant for our times. Four events: Sept. 18, 22, 24, 25. Attend any or all.

James_Baldwin_37_Allan_WarrenI.  Americans Abroad
Today’s readings are about “Americans Abroad.” If you think travel makes us better, this is for you. Readings will include Dr. Howard Thurman in India, Bayard Taylor in Germany, and James Baldwin and Charles Sumner in France.

Where: The Delaware Contemporary, 200 Madison St. Wilmington DE 19805
When: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Sponsored by: Plays of the World
Advance Registration Suggested: playsoftheworldhere@gmail.com
Questions: Nina Banerjee (302) 463-4095

Epworth_ValavachiRestorative Justice: Peace Making in Latin America

Ms. Calvachi-Mateyko, a restorative justice practitioner, will give a brief overview of the approach that restorative justice uses, how it relates to building peace in Latin America, and the implications for peace building in our country and in our individual lives.  Participants will be invited to ask questions and dialogue.

Where: Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Delaware Humanities Forum and Epworth United Methodist Church
Questions: twstar54@aol.com

 Monday, Sept 19


Murdertown_podcastRemaking ‘Murdertown’—
DCJ Podcast Club

The Delaware Center for Justice partnered with Short Order Production House at Wilmington Station to produce the four-episode podcast series—“Remaking ‘Murdertown’: Poverty Punishment & Possibility.” The podcast follows one individual, Ricky Reyes, as a case study in the roles that poverty and public policy play in Wilmington crime. Bring your lunch and join us in listening to Episode 1 “The Muck,” and then discussing the episode together. Additional episodes will be shared on Sept. 20, 21, and 22.

Where: Community Service Building, Conf. Rm. 9; 100 W. 10th St.; Wilmington DE 19801
When: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Sponsored by: Delaware Center for Justice
Pre-registration Suggestedhttp://doodle.com/poll/k34h4rhrmfim8a52
Questions: RStramp@dcjustice.org

Be the ChangeYoga for Peace /
Meditation for Peace

The first hour will offer a Kundalini Yoga class led by yoga instructor Candace Berkowitz with the focus on cultivating peace. The second hour will be a guided meditation led by a Spiritual Practitioner on peace—beginning within and then extending beyond us into the world.

Where: Center for Joyful Living Delaware, Inc., 5201 West Woodmill Dr., Suites 31 and 32, Wilmington, DE, 19808
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Center for Joyful Living
Questions? www.centerforjoyfulliving.net, revdrkathleen@gmail.com

cranesLearn to Fold a Paper Crane: Symbol of Peace

Appoquinimink Library is hosting a peace themed event: Learn how to fold an origami paper crane — an international symbol of peace — and help us reach our goal of 1,000 peace cranes to hang in the library. Children are invited to join us for story time and listen to the tale of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes — the real-life story that inspired a global peace movement. The library will also have a book display focusing on past Nobel Peace Prize winners and other peace-related literature.

Where: Appoquinimink Public Library, 651 N Broad St #101, Middletown, DE 19709
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Appoquinimink Library
Questions? Renate Cumming, RCumming@nccde.org

Tuesday, Sept. 20


Murdertown_podcastRemaking ‘Murdertown’—
DCJ Podcast Club

The Delaware Center for Justice partnered with Short Order Production House at Wilmington Station to produce the four-episode podcast series—“Remaking ‘Murdertown’: Poverty Punishment & Possibility.” The podcast follows one individual, Ricky Reyes, as a case study in the roles that poverty and public policy play in Wilmington crime. Bring your lunch and join us in listening to Episode 2 “The Deep End,” and then discussing the episode together. Additional episodes will be shared on Sept. 21 and 22.

Where: Community Service Building, Conf. Rm. 9; 100 W. 10th St.; Wilmington DE 19801
When: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Sponsored by: Delaware Center for Justice
Pre-registration Suggestedhttp://doodle.com/poll/k34h4rhrmfim8a52
Questions: RStramp@dcjustice.org

AVP_dove_smallTransforming Anger and Violence Through the Alternatives to Violence Project

A 2-hour introductory workshop will explore techniques and strategies used by the the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) to reduce violence in both prison and community settings. The goal is to inform and inspire local groups to see ways to utilize elements of this highly successful, evidence-based program for their own communities and institutions. (A full-length AVP basic workshop will be held Sept. 30–Oct. 2 at First Unitarian Church.)

Where: Wilmington Friends Meeting,
401 N. West St., Wilmington DE 19801
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Wilmington Friends Meeting and AVP New Castle County
Questions?  Email  avpnorthernde@gmail.com

requiemforthedead_filmreview_poster350Requiem for the Dead:
American Spring 2014

More than 32,000 people die from gun violence every year in America, an average of 88 people per day. This HBO documentary highlights a few of the estimated 8,000 individuals who died from gunfire in spring 2014, drawing exclusively on found media—news accounts, police investigations and social media—to shine a light on little-known stories of tragic loss, bringing the victims to life in their own words and images. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the impact of gun violence on our community, exploring the cost, the loss, and how we might help change the narrative.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Parish, 1108 North Adams Street, Wilmington DE 19801
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Trinity Episcopal Parish
Questions: ginny@trinityparishde.org

Wednesday, Sept. 21


Murdertown_podcastRemaking ‘Murdertown’—
DCJ Podcast Club

The Delaware Center for Justice partnered with Short Order Production House at Wilmington Station to produce the four-episode podcast series—“Remaking ‘Murdertown’: Poverty Punishment & Possibility.” The podcast follows one individual, Ricky Reyes, as a case study in the roles that poverty and public policy play in Wilmington crime. Bring your lunch and join us in listening to Episode 3 “Tidal Wave,” and then discussing the episode together. The final episode will be shared on Sept. 22.

Where: Community Service Building, Conf. Rm. 6; 100 W. 10th St.; Wilmington DE 19801
When: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Sponsored by: Delaware Center for Justice
Pre-registration Suggestedhttp://doodle.com/poll/k34h4rhrmfim8a52
Questions: RStramp@dcjustice.org

YWCA_delaware_logo_croppedYWCA Delaware Mission Tour

You are invited to learn about one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the state, YWCA Delaware, and what we do to fulfill our mission to eliminate racism and empower women. You will experience YWCA Delaware’s mission and services by hearing about our racial justice and advocacy work, learning how we address social barriers and create opportunities through our statewide programs—and by touring our Home-Life Management Center, where we help families achieve their full social and economic potential. This tour will be hosted by Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Staats. Don’t miss this opportunity to become involved with one of the most historic women’s and social justice organizations in Delaware! Advance registration required.

Where: YWCA Home Life Management Center, 709 N. Madison Street, Wilmington DE 19801
When: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Advance Registration Required: Email Adam Caplan, acaplan@ywcade.org
Sponsored by: YWCA Delaware
Questions: acaplan@ywcade.org; (302) 571-7425

Rehoboth_bandstand02March for Peace
in Rehoboth Honoring Peace Week Delaware

Meet at the Rehoboth Boardwalk near the water fountain. The group will organize with banners and posters and proceed as a unit down the boardwalk to Baltimore Avenue where they will march to Camp Rehoboth. To be followed by Celebration of Peace Week Delaware and Dedication of Peace Pole. (See next event.)

Where: Rehoboth Boardwalk (near the water fountain)
When: Gather at 4:00 pm. March proceeds to Camp Rehoboth
Sponsored by: Lewes-Rehoboth Coalition for Peace Week Delaware
Questions: twstar54@aol.com


Rehoboth_peace_poleRehoboth:
Celebration of Peace Week Delaware and Dedication of Peace Pole

Local musicians from various groups will play and sing, followed by a brief program acknowledging the importance of peace-making in all major faiths.

Where: Camp Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore, Rehoboth 19971
When: Program begins at 5:00 pm.
Sponsored by: Lewes-Rehoboth Coalition for Peace Week Delaware
Questions: twstar54@aol.com

Peace_is_PossibleJaycees Workshop:
Engage Your Local Community For Peace

Utilizing the concepts behind Peace is Possible (www.peaceispossible.cc), learn how to effectively plan a project to promote peace in your local community. The Wilmington Jaycees will give you the tools necessary to go from idea to plan, then help you review and improve your project.

Where: Wilmington Jaycees Clubhouse, 1309 N. Scott Street, Wilmington DE 19806
When: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Wilmington Jaycees
Advance Registration Suggested: thewilmingtonjaycees@gmail.com
Questions: duncan.holyoke@gmail.com, (302) 559-4651

sp-john_dear-cIn the Spirit of Peace:
Practice Nonviolence

A love-filled interfaith evening featuring John Dear, legendary peace activist, Catholic priest, and co-founder of Campaign Nonviolence. “John Dear is the embodiment of a peacemaker,” Archbishop Desmond Tutu wrote a few years ago when he nominated John for the Nobel Peace Prize. “He has led by example through his actions and in his writings and in numerous sermons, speeches and demonstrations. He believes that peace is not something static, but rather to make peace is to be engaged, mind, body and spirit. His teaching is to love yourself, to love your neighbor, your enemy, and to love the world and to understand the profound responsibility in doing all of these.” Join together to make a commitment to nonviolent action for peace in Delaware.

Where: First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Rd., Wilmington DE 19803
When: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 with music by Ami Verrill)
Sponsored by: Movement for a Culture of Peace, Pacem In Terris,  and First Unitarian Church
More about John Dear: www.fatherjohndear.org

Thursday, Sept. 22


Murdertown_podcastRemaking ‘Murdertown’—
DCJ Podcast Club

The Delaware Center for Justice partnered with Short Order Production House at Wilmington Station to produce the four-episode podcast series—“Remaking ‘Murdertown’: Poverty Punishment & Possibility.” The podcast follows one individual, Ricky Reyes, as a case study in the roles that poverty and public policy play in Wilmington crime. Bring your lunch and join us in listening to the final episode “Tidal Wave,” and then discussing the episode together.

Where: Community Service Building, Conf. Rm. 96 100 W. 10th St.; Wilmington DE 19801
When: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Sponsored by: Delaware Center for Justice
Pre-registration Suggestedhttp://doodle.com/poll/k34h4rhrmfim8a52
Questions: RStramp@dcjustice.org

Growing Healthy Families_Logo copyFree Community Health Screening

We’re celebrating healthy families and peaceful communities! Join us for an afternoon filled with free health screenings, community resources, and fun activities for children. Take home fresh produce and school supplies!

Where: Westside Family Healthcare – Northeast Health Center, 908-B East 16th St., Wilmington DE 19802
When: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Questions: chadeia.mitchell@westsidehealth.org; (302) 656-8292

PeacekeepersWilmington Peacekeepers:
Peace Cookout

As they do each week, the Wilmington Peacekeepers will take the spirit of peace to a neighborhood that has been affected by violence. In honor of Peace Week Delaware, they will grill burgers and hot dogs for residents of the block.

Where: S.U.N. Park, 22nd & Lamotte St., Wilmington
When: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Sponsored by: Wilmington Peacekeepers Association
Questions: terry92964peace@gmail.com

Peace_MessagesPeace Messages of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Representatives from each of these three faith traditions will speak for 15 minutes about peace from the perspectives of their tradition, followed by 30 to 45 minutes for questions from the audience.

SPEAKERS:
Dr. M. A. Muqtedar Khan, founding Director of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware
 Rabbi Douglas E. Krantz, retired rabbi of Congregation B’nai Yisrael in Armonk, New York, and a founding member of J Street, is now a resident of Townsend, Del.
Pastor Tom Pasmore, Lead Pastor of Avenue United Methodist Church, Milford, Del.,

Where: Dover Public Library, 35 E Loockerman St, Dover, DE 19901
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Wesley United Methodist Church and Christ Episcopal Church
Questions: pastor.amy@wesleyumc-dover.com  (302) 736-1968; jrania@christchurchdover.org  (302) 734-5731

PeaceReadings Graphic_jpegPeace & the Spoken Word

Stories can be central to peacemaking. Brief narrative readings—all spoken aloud—will present the ideas and experiences of great thinkers and writers on equity, dispelling conflict, and making peace. During these participatory readings, audience members will be invited to read out selected passages. Come share an encounter with powerful and compassionate ideas that are relevant for our times. Four events: Sept. 18, 22, 24, 25. Attend any or all.

Dietrich BonhoefferII.  The Bonhoeffers
Today’s readings are from the lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) and his family. Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran German theologian, was imprisoned and executed by the Nazis at the end of World War II. Come meet him and his accomplished family as we read their writings and correspondence, including letters from his visit to Philadelphia, addresses to American congregations between the world wars, his attempts to meet Gandhi, and most importantly, his moral testimony during the Nazi years.

Where: Claymont Library, 400 Lenape Way, Wilmington DE 19703
When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Plays of the World
Advance Registration Suggested: playsoftheworldhere@gmail.com
Questions: Nina Banerjee, (302) 463-4095

Friday, Sept. 23


SUN small groupSafe United Neighborhoods: Community Walkabout

Grow the numbers and increase the impact of this weekly community walkabout with police, city officials, and residents.

Where: Praying Ground Community Church, 41 E 22nd St, Wilmington 19802
When: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Sponsored bySafe United Neighborhoods (SUN)
Contact: Pastor Sandra Ben: prayingground@yahoo.com

UUFN_nasturtuimsSilent Meditation
for World Peace
and Healing

Come and spend an hour in Silent Meditation on world peace and healing in this time of anger and violence both here and throughout the world.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, 420 Willa Road, Newark DE 19711
When: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark
Questions: donnashand15@gmail.com

Beyond_candlesCinema for Peace:
Beyond Our Differences

The award winning documentary “Beyond Our Differences” asks world leaders and contemporary thinkers, “What are the fundamental issues facing our world today?” The film provides a tapestry of distinct voices and viewpoints from the realms of politics, religion, culture, and the arts and sciences as it weaves a universal vision of hope. Inspired by the lives of Gandhi, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and others, we are called to hope, self empowerment, and expressions of faith and action to create positive change in our individual and collective lives across the planet.

Where: Center for Joyful Living Delaware, Inc., 5201 West Woodmill Dr., Suites 31 and 32, Wilmington, DE, 19808
When: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Center for Joyful Living
Questions? www.centerforjoyfulliving.net, revdrkathleen@gmail.com

Coffee_peace_heartCoffee for Peace

An evening of peace-filled activities, beginning with a ukulele workshop at 6:00 pm. Learn how to play “Go Now in Peace” on the ukulele with award-winning folk duo, Simple Gifts. No experience necessary. Participants will play the piece during the duo’s concert at 7:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, join comedian and life coach Belinda Criddell for an interactive workshop about how prejudging stifles who we are and who we can become. The evening will end with Belinda’s comedy set, “Humor, Not Violence.” Throughout the event, enjoy coffee, outdoor acoustic music, and conversation. Plus two food trucks!

Where: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 1301 N Broom St, Wilmington DE 19806
When: Come anytime. Starts: 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30). Ends: 10:00 pm
Sponsored by: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and Delaware Division of the Arts. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
Questions:  (302) 652-7623
Volunteers welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 24


DSCN06443rd Annual March
for a Culture of Peace

Let’s bring everyone together—city and suburban; black, brown and white; Anglo, African, and Hispanic; advantaged and disadvantaged; Christian, Muslim and Jew; young and old; people of all political views—to show that we are one community opposed to violence, murder, poverty, racism, and exclusion. This is our third annual March for a Culture of Peace.

Where: Begins and ends in Judy Johnson Memorial Park, Third and DuPont Streets, Wilmington 19805
What: A peace march through Wilmington’s West side/Hilltop neighborhood, ending in a rally.
When: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, followed by Day of Peace (below)
Sponsored byMovement for a Culture of Peace
Volunteers needed. Contact march@peaceweekdelaware.org

302_guns_down_logoA Day of Peace:
Community Rally and Resource Day

Not just a rally, but a day of peace for our community sparked by an anti-violence campaign. The purpose of this event is to make a team effort to empower our youth and change their perspective by showing them the many local opportunities available to them—and to directly connect them with existing resources that meet their needs.

Where: Judy Johnson Memorial Park, Third and DuPont Streets, Wilmington 19805
What: Live performances, dance, activities, games, employment resources, wellness, vendors, National Guard, sports recruiters & more!
When: March begins 11:30. Rally and park event starts 12:30. Ends 4:30.
Sponsored by: 302 Guns Down.
You can help: Interested in sponsoring or vending? Table space is free. Email 302gunsdown@gmail.com

PeaceReadings Graphic_jpegPeace & the Spoken Word

Stories can be central to peacemaking. Brief narrative readings—all spoken aloud—will present the ideas and experiences of great thinkers and writers on equity, dispelling conflict, and making peace. During these participatory readings, audience members will be invited to read out selected passages. Come share an encounter with powerful and compassionate ideas that are relevant for our times. Four events: Sept. 18, 22, 24, 25. Attend any or all.

migrants321III.  Refugees
and Exiles
Today’s readings on Refugees and Exiles, explore the question: Who is a refugee and who is an exile? We will try to find an answer in readings that give a glimpse into refugee and exile lives and destinies. Hannah Arendt and other thinkers will show us the way.

Where: Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd., Wilmington 19803
When: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Sponsored by: Plays of the World
Advance Registration Suggested: playsoftheworldhere@gmail.com
Questions: Nina Banerjee, (302) 463-4095

Selichot Service and Concert with Avi Wisnia

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Avi_WisniaA special Selichot (Penitential) service anticipating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, featuring singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia, who will explore his grandfather’s experience in the Holocaust, his own visits to the concentration camps, and what that means for us today as we pursue peace and justice. Note: This event begins after sunset and, according to Jewish tradition, is considered to be on Sept. 25.

Where: Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 W. Lea Blvd, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Congregation Beth Emeth
Advance Registration Suggested: Call (302) 764-2393
Find this event on Facebook
Questions: 
rabbirobinson@cbe.comcastbiz.net

Sunday, Sept. 25


Interfaith_mandala-18169_1280Faithful to Peace:
An Interfaith Conversation

Representatives from twelve different faith traditions will lead conversations about peacemaking through their sacred texts, communities, traditions, and experiences. Each participant will be able to choose two small group discussions.  The event will open with a short interfaith devotional service and include a time of fellowship and refreshments before and during a break in the middle.

Where:  Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington 19802
When: 2:30 to 5:00 pm (Program begins at 3:00.)
Sponsored by: Hanover Presbyterian Church and Ninth Ward Interfaith Coalition
Questions? pastor@hanoverchurch.org

 

Peace Sunday in Newark, Del.

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A service of music and message toward peace throughout our nation.  #ConcertAcrossAmerica   #EndGunViolence
Where: Salem United Methodist Church, 469 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19702
When: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families
Questions: Rev. Robert Hall, deccf@aol.com; 302-225-1040 ext. 103

Prevention Concert in Rodney Squareconcert_logo_cropped

 

 

 

Please join us for a day of prevention and awareness. Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, along with the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, will be hosting a day filled with family activities including games, moon bounce and inflatable slide, performances by local artists and local community organizations. We are proud that this event is a part of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence and Peace Week Delaware. The Prevention Concert will feature the following:

prevention-concert-flyer-MC El-Rod
-Dj Giz of Icon DJs

With performances by:
-Bria Noel
-Drece
 -Gigi
 -Isaiah Lee
 -Scott Michels
-Young Seda 
-With more to come

Vendor tables are available for your organization. Be  represented at this wonderful event! Contact Rebekah Nutall by Friday, Sept. 16 to reserve a table.

Where: Rodney Square, 1100 North Market Street, Wilmington DE 19801
When: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: Brandywine Counseling and Community Services in partnership with the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
Questions: Rebekah Nuttall, rnuttall@brandywinecounseling.org; (302) 504-5999

 

PeaceReadings Graphic_jpegPeace & the Spoken Word

Stories can be central to peacemaking. Brief narrative readings—all spoken aloud—will present the ideas and experiences of great thinkers and writers on equity, dispelling conflict, and making peace. During these participatory readings, audience members will be invited to read out selected passages. Come share an encounter with powerful and compassionate ideas that are relevant for our times. Four events: Sept. 18, 22, 24, 25. Attend any or all.

Partition_of_Punjab,_India_1947IV.  Women and Voices from Partition of the Indian Subcontinent
The violent division of the subcontinent into India and Pakistan in 1947, which uprooted millions of people, has been recorded in history, literature and cinema. We will read excerpts from Amrita Pritam and other women writers on the partition and its effect on women’s lives. In addition, we will hear other accounts of the region—among them accounts of Dr, Howard Thurman’s meeting with Gandhi and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s life in India and New York.

Where: Newark Free Library, 750 Library Ave., Newark DE 19711
When: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by: Plays of the World
Advance Registration Suggested: playsoftheworldhere@gmail.com
Questions: Nina Banerjee, (302) 463-4095

Sept. 17-24, 2017