Sept. 24, 2017


Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

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


Open House at Five Outreach Programs

Two food pantries, the clothing closet and two shelters are hosting an open house. Attendees will be able to tour the facilities to experience ways the Dover community is caring for those families in need. There will be volunteers available to answer questions.

 Where:  Wesley Methodist Church; Holy Cross Catholic Church; First Baptist Church; People’s Place Shelter, 3 Vera’s Way, Dover;and  Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing Shelter (DIMH), 684 Forest St, Dover.
When: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Kent Ecumenical Ministirium
Questions:   Kathy Lessard, kfl@lessardbuilders.com302-698-1091

Interfaith Conversations

Leaders from various faith traditions will lead conversations about peace and peacemaking as they are found in the texts, practices, and experiences of their tradition.

Where: Hanover Presbyterian Church, 1801 N. Jefferson St., Wilmington, DE, 19802
When: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 2:30)
Sponsored by: 9th Ward Interfaith Coalition/Hanover Presbyterian Church
Questions?: Andy Jacob,, 302-658-5114

Peace Train: Next Stop – HOUSING

“Peace Train: Next Stop – HOUSING” is an interactive presentation on homelessness, its emerging issues, and remedies. The impact of Delaware’s pending Homeless Bill of Rights and the National Housing Not Handcuffs campaign are central to the presentation and the meaning of peace for those who do not have safe, affordable, and secure housing.

Where:  Bear Library, 101 Governors Place, Bear, DE 19701
When: 2:00 – 4;00 PM
Sponsored by: HerStory Ensemble,
Questions?: DeBorah Gilbert White,, 302-385-6230

Out of the Ashes

A dramatic expression of the real-life journey of father and son who struggle while building a relationship after 14 years of separation. How do a father and son find peace and healing?

Where:  The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM), 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801
When: 3:00-5:00 pm
Sponsored by: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM),
Questions?:   Diane-Louise Casson,, 302-656-6628

Pathways to Peace:
Broadening our Understanding of American Muslims

This event will present a panel of local Muslim experts to help us replace common, erroneous assumptions about Islam with accurate information about its tenets and beliefs—and to increase our appreciation of its value and contributions to our shared world. The panel discussion will be followed by a break-out session during which participants will discuss what they learned, share stories to promote human connection, and brainstorm ways to continue making actionable progress.  During the discussion, we will serve a light meal, consisting of a sampling of Middle Eastern appetizers, often called a “meze.”

Where:  Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr, Wilmington, DE 19808
When: 4:00-6:00 pm
Sponsored by: Resurrection Parish,
Advance Registration Suggested: Debbie Seymour, 302-368-0146 or
Questions?: Peggy Smith,, 302-737-8927

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