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Toledo Celebrates the International Day of Peace

Posted by Erin Bechtol
09.22.18

by Marty Donnelly  // Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 

Toledo celebrated the International Day of Peace today–following a Peace Pole around the Lucas County Courthouse, singing and reflecting and hearing proclamations from Commissioners, City Council folks, and Sister Paulette Schroeder. The crowd of individuals, organizations, and faith communities was brought together by the Social Justice Subcommittee of the Toledo Chapter of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests. Here’s a partial list of Sponsors and helpers:

Sponsors
Advocates for Social Justice
Association of U.S. Catholic Priests
(Toledo Chapter Social Justice Subcommittee)
Broadmead Friends Meeting (Quaker)
Call to Action Toledo
Children’s Advocacy Center
Compassionate Toledo
Dr. Thomas Abowd and Anne Marie Abowd
Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center
Holy Spirit Catholic Community
Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. Imam Talal Eid
Jobs with Justice Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition
LifeLine Toledo UMC
Lourdes University Campus Ministry
Monroe Street United Methodist Church
MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio
Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition
Ohio Coalition against Gun Violence
Pax Christi at Corpus Christi University Parish
St. Lucas Lutheran Church
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Community
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (downtown)
Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.)
Sylvania Franciscan Village
Sylvania Franciscans
Sylvania United Church of Christ
Toledo Campus Ministry
Toledo City Council
Toledo Coalition against the Death Penalty
Toledo Community Coalition
Tree Toledo
United Way of Greater Toledo
Ursulines of Toledo, living in holy relationship
US Together
Welcome TLC

Guitarists/song leaders
Beth Schardt of Pax Christi at Corpus Christi University Parish
Royce Wicks of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Community

Sound System
Jobs with Justice Interfaith Worker Justice Coalition

Walking with us in support
Toledo Police

Facilitating the Event
Tom McDonald
Kathleen Helbling
Barb Colvin
Linda L.Mermer
Carol McNair
Tom Colvin
Patrick Wright
Fr. Tony Gallagher
Toby Hoover
Fr. Bob Reinhart
Judy Lee Trautman
Fr. Ed Littelmann
Ed Hoover

Moderator
Sr. Geraldine Nowak

MEDIA ATTENTION was significant. Waiting for news reports.

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