Sunday, Sept. 18

Sunday, Sept. 18 

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.

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

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 poster
olunteer: Volunteers to set up and take down the exhibit are welcome. Email 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
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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:
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


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