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Peace Week Delaware Off to a Great Start

Posted by Erin Bechtol
09.18.17

Peace Week Delaware kicked off with a march and rally in the beach town of Lewes, DE, on Saturday, Sept. 16. About 150 people marched down a main street in Lewes to gather at Canalfront Park, where Jewish, Christian, Unitarian Universalist, and Muslim leaders explored the meaning of peace, love, and nonviolence from their faith perspectives. A Peace Pole was accepted by the mayor of Lewes before a group photo was taken. Peace Week Delaware is a project of the Movement for a Culture of Peace. Sixty statewide events are listed from Sept. 16 – 24 at their website.

Peace Week Delaware 2017 was a huge success. Based on sponsor reports and our own estimates, we can say with confidence that attendance at Peace Week Delaware events totaled about 3,500. That’s a 75 percent increase in attendance over 2016.

The number of events offered under the Peace Week banner increased by 50 percent—from 40 to 60.

But it is the quality and thoughtfulness that went into event planning that impressed us most. Some events were repeated from last year, but many new ideas emerged.

Read more about the successes from Peace Week Delaware here.

See pictures below.

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Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2017

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