cropped-PeaceWeek_logo2.jpgToday is International Peace Day, a global celebration of the possibility of peace. In Delaware, Peace Week continues on its fourth day, with six events statewide.

In New Castle County, the third of four sessions of the podcast Remaking “Murdertown”, a YWCA Delaware event focusing on their mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the Jaycees’ model for planning a peace project and an interfaith evening featuring international peace activist and founder of Campaign Nonviolence, John Dear.  In Rehoboth, a March for Peace honoring Peace Week Delaware and A Day of Peace with dedication of a Peace Pole. Events continue statewide through September 25.

Today’s events: Complete details here.

Third of four sessions for the podcast Remaking Murdertown.

Remaking ‘Murdertown’:  Poverty, Punishment & Possibility’—DCJ Podcast Club
Episode 3 “Tidal Wave”

12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm (bring your lunch), The Delaware Center for Justice
This four-part 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.

How the YWCA Delaware addresses racism and empowers women, and tour the Home-Life Management Center. 

YWCA Delaware Mission Tour

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – YWCA Home Life Management Center

Experience YWCA Delaware’s mission by hearing about our racial justice and advocacy work, 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. Hosted by CEO Stephanie Staats.  Advance Registration Required:  Adam Caplan,

Learn how to plan a project to work toward peace in your community. 

Jaycees Workshop:  Engage Your Local Community For Peace

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Wilmington Jaycees

Learn the concepts behind Peace is Possible ( to effectively plan a project to promote peace in your community. The Wilmington Jaycees will give you the tools necessary to go from idea to plan, then help you review and improve your project.  Advance Registration Suggested: 

An evening of peace with legendary peace activist and founder Campaign Nonviolence, John Dear, nominated by Archishop Desmond Tutu for the Nobel Peace Prize.  


In the Spirit of Peace:  Practice Nonviolence

7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 with music by Ami Verrill) – First Unitarian Church

Commit to nonviolent action for peace in Delaware in this interfaith evening with John Dear.  Father Dear believes that peace is not something static, but “is to be engaged, mind, body and spirit.” He teaches to love yourself, your neighbor, your enemy, and the world and to understand “the profound responsibility in doing all of these.”

Back-to-back events in Rehoboth Beach, a March for Peace and a Celebration of Peace with Dedication of a Peace Pole

March for Peace Honoring Peace Week Delaware

Gather at 4:00 pm – Rehoboth Boardwalk, near the water fountain

March with banners and posters down the boardwalk to Baltimore Avenue and on to Camp Rehoboth.

Celebration of Peace Week Delaware and Dedication of Peace Pole

Beginning 5:00 pm – Camp Rehoboth

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