Sept. 19, 2017


Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

The following events are currently scheduled for Peace Week Delaware.
All events are subject to change.


100 Years of
Peace and Justice: Humanitarian
Rights for All

Talk by Bill Frelick, Director, Refugee Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, where he monitors, investigates, and documents human rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons, and advocates for the rights and humanitarian needs of all categories of forcibly displaced persons around the world.

Where: Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse,
401 N. West St., Wilmington, DE 19801
When: 7:00-8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Pacem in Terris:
Questions?:   Medard Gabel,, 302-656-2721


Peace Jubilee!

Peace Jubilee: from sea-to-shining-sea here’s to peace & harmony! Join us for stories and songs about peace for the whole family.

Where:  Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE, 19808
When: 10:30 – 11:30 am
Sponsored by: New Castle County Delaware,
Questions?:   Elisabeth Simmons,, 302-995-7663


Peace and Yoga Story Time
Ages 1–5

Namaste. Recognize Peace Week with a Yoga Tales story time focused on being kind to each other. (Daycares are limited to 10 children. Ages 1–5.)

Where: Woodlawn Library, 2020 West 9th Street, Wilmington 19805
When: 11:00 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Woodlawn
Questions?:  (302) 571-7425

Women’s Issues in Delaware: How Can You Make a Difference For Women Locally and Globally? 


Would you like to make a difference in the lives of women, both globally and locally in Delaware? Come listen to two engaging speakers who share a commitment to women’s issues and make a personal commitment with other Delawareans to make a difference. Betsy Teutsch, Philadelphia activist, Dining for Women member, and author of 100 Under $100: One Hundred Tools for Empowering Global Women will speak about affordable solutions for helping women escape extreme poverty around the world highlighting projects from her book. Kay Keenan, chair of Delaware Fund for Women (FFW) and President of Growth Consulting, will address similar women’s challenges in Delaware and how FFW has funded local agencies to implement solutions. You will then have the chance to talk with others about how you can get involved to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Delaware women.

Where:  Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. Ninth Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
When: 6:45 – 8:30 pm
Advance Registration Suggested
Sponsored by: Dining for Women Wilmington-1 Chapter and Delaware Fund for Women,
Questions?:   Sally Barclay, sallybar913@gmail.com515-708-0489


Interfaith Veterans’ Workgroup Movie

Viewing of the film From War to Wisdom, with veterans leading discussion afterwards.

Learn more about our film by listening to this podcast courtesy of David and Debra Travino. It takes about 15 minutes and can be listened to here:  podcast

Where:  Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 503 Duncan Road, 19809; Wilm.; across from Mt. Pleasant Elementary School
When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sponsored by: Interfaith Veterans Workgroup,
Questions?:   Tom Davis;; 302-429-0607

Know Your Neighbor: An Interfaith Conversation

Representatives of the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths will share the basics of their respective tradition, as well as its meaning for them personally. Brief presentations will be followed by a panel discussion. The hope is that this conversation may lead to a variety of further interfaith gatherings, based on the premise that the more we know our neighbor, the better we can love our neighbor.

Where: Christ Episcopal Church501 South State Street, Dover, DE 19903
When: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Christ Episcopal Church,
Advance Registration
Questions?: Fr. Chuck Weiss, (302) 734-5731

Getting Your Feet Wet: Activism 101 (Rehoboth)

Justice and Activism 101, how do you get started and get involved in working for justice?  This workshop will introduce participants to involvement in justice work and social action.

Where:  Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
When: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sponsored by: Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth,
Questions?: Rev. Elder Diane Fisher,, 302-645-4945


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