|CORRECTION: TODAY’S MARCH FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE|
|Today’s March for a Culture of Peace will begin at 3:00 pm at the Helen Chambers Playground, at Sixth & Madison Streets in Wilmington. An earlier draft version of the march poster was included by mistake in yesterday’s email.|
THE MARCH IS NOT STARTING IN RODNEY SQUARE!
The march will proceed as planned through West Center City to the Wilmington Friends Meeting House at Fourth & West Streets, where we will call for Nonviolent Wilmington.
|We apologize for any confusion caused by this error.|
March in West Center City Will Call for Nonviolent Wilmington
The sixth annual March for a Culture of Peace will assemble at the Helen Chambers Playground at Sixth and Madison Streets. We’ll march north to Ninth Street before turning south on Jefferson and Washington streets to end the march with a public declaration of Nonviolent Wilmington at the historic Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse at 4th and West streets.
There we will be joined by city and state officials as we call for a new Nonviolent Wilmington and enroll our city in the Nonviolent Cities movement created by Campaign Nonviolence.
Let’s make this the strongest call ever for a new Culture of Peace in our city, count, and state. Gather your friends, your organization, your faith community, and all the villages that raise their voices for peace.
Make your commitment to nonviolence, to peace through justice, and to the principles of Gandhi and King. Join us on Sept. 29!
To learn more about Nonviolent Wilmington, go to www.nonviolentwilmington.org
A message from the Jewish Federation of North America:
Last Shabbat, we witnessed the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North American history — the attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This Shabbat, we are responding with our greatest show of solidarity: A continental Solidarity Shabbat with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh.
At synagogues, community centers and homes across North America, we will be gathering together in prayer, compassion and unity — as one people. And as the Federation Movement. From Toronto to Tampa. From Milwaukee to Montreal and in every city and in between, we stand as a reminder of the power of community.
Here’s how you can take part in #SolidarityShabbat and #StandWithPittsburgh, and here are some resources for Solidarity Shabbat. We are pleased to partner with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on #ShowUpForShabbat and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on #NeverIsNow.
Here in Delaware, according to the Jewish Federation of Delaware, the following congregations are inviting visitors during their Shabbat this weekend.
Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth
6 pm Friday night and 9 am Saturday morning
4412 Washington Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
Congregation Beth Shalom
6:30 pm Friday night and 9:30 Saturday morning
1081 Baynard Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
Congregation Beth Emeth
7 pm Friday night and 9:30 am Saturday morning
300 West Lea Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19802
Temple Beth El
6 pm Friday night
301 Possum Park Road
Newark, DE 19703
5:50 pm Friday morning and 9:30 Saturday morning
1811 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Seaside Jewish Community
7:30 pm Friday night
18970 Holland Glade Road
Rehoboth, DE 19971
Video by TC Davis.
Let’s bring everyone together—city and suburban; black, brown and white; Anglo, African, Asian, and Hispanic; native-born and immigrant; advantaged and disadvantaged; Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Jew; young and old; people of all political views—to show that we are one community opposed to violence, poverty, racism, and exclusion.
Who: All Peace Loving People
What: Fifth Annual March for a Culture of Peace
When: Saturday, Sept. 22 – Steps off at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Adams Street Courts “Under the Bridge” at 2nd & Jackson Sts. 2018 March Map
The march will be followed by “A Day of Peace”
sponsored by 302 Guns Down.
If you attend any Peace Week Delaware event this year,
this should be the one.
What is the Movement for a Culture of Peace?
The Movement for a Culture of Peace is a broad-based coalition of faith, nonprofit, and community groups formed in 2014 in response to ongoing violence in Delaware. Supported by dozens of partner organizations, it has organized peace marches in a different Wilmington neighborhood each year.
In 2016, the Movement launched Peace Week Delaware to advocate for non-violent solutions to Delaware’s high rate of violence and other justice issues.
Look for a new initiative from the Movement in 2019: Nonviolent Wilmingon. Join our Movement!