First Peace Week Delaware Launches Sept. 18 with More Than 30 Events Statewide
Noted Peace Activist John Dear to Speak on Internatinal Peace Day, Sept. 21
Third Annual March for a Culture of Peace is Sept. 24 at 11:30 a.m.
The Movement for a Culture of Peace (MCP) has partnered with dozens of organizations and individuals across the First State to present a week-long series of more than 30 peace and justice oriented events September 18 – 25, 2016.
Events will include art exhibits, films, workshops, talks, meditation, yoga, readings, rallies, marches and more. Events will be offered in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. There are more than 30 events on the Peace Week Delaware schedule.
MCP sees the purpose of Peace Week Delaware as two-fold: (1) To build our state’s capacity to achieve our collective goals for peace and justice by collaborating to create Peace Week together and (2) To offer peace-loving people across Delaware the opportunity to join together to recognize the possibility of peace and energize their actions.
MCP will sponsor a talk by noted peace activist John Dear at First Unitarian Church at 7:00 p.m. on September 21, International Peace Day. Dear has spent over three decades speaking to people around the world about the Gospel of Jesus, the way of nonviolence and the call to make peace. He has served as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States.
MCP envisions a coordinated approach to building alternatives to Delaware’s prevailing culture of violence based on education, economic opportunity, anti-racism, equal justice, respect for human rights, equality between women and men, respect for LGBTQ rights, democratic participation, the free flow of information, and disarmament of our neighborhoods.
Peace Week Delaware was launched in early 2016. MCP has sponsored monthly forums on peace and nonviolence for two years, as well as the 2014 and 2015 Marches for a Culture of Peace in Wilmington. MCP’s third annual March for a Culture of Peace will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11:30 a.m. in Wilmington’s Judy Johnson Park.
Peace Week Delaware volunteers and event sponsors believe that we are more effective working together than we can ever be working separately—and that working together will accelerate the change to a culture of peace across the First State. The hope is that Peace Week Delaware will be an annual event, broadening in scope, participation and impact each year.
Neighbors Joining Together to Build Peace in the First State
Home Page: www.peaceweekdelaware.org
Listing of Events: www.peaceweekdelaware.org/events