Thursday, Sept. 22

Thursday, Sept. 22

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.

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 Suggested

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:; (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

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.

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:  (302) 736-1968;  (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:
Questions: Nina Banerjee, (302) 463-4095

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