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Sep
26
2016
For 15 years I have been traveling from Wilmington DE to Philadelphia to be a part of a large interfaith, peace loving, just culture movement and the many meetings offered by groups there.  I became involved particularly with the Philadelphia Walk for Peace and Reconciliation that was started after 9/11 from vision of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim activists who wanted something good to come out of such tragedy.  The group, known as the Interfaith PeaceWalk, was touted by the Harvard... + read more
May
19
2016
Some say avoid 13 at all costs The Interfaith PeaceWalk debunked that superstition and ushered in our Bar Mitzvah with overwhelming spiritual showers of blessing!  Turning 13 has great significance: moving from tween to teen, enlarging expectations, seeking to have a greater voice,  becoming more aware of the world around you………and its brokenness. And starting to take responsibility for reconciliation. 13 in dog years equates to being a... + read more
May
18
2016
Peace Peace is an act of humanity An act of kindness That should be brought upon everyone Peace, peace, peace Islam meaning peace Peace meaning faith Peace meaning interlocking within religion, culture and ethnicity Diversity amongst the world Equal but yet separate is what we lived through for many years An expression that touches many of us so dearly Nothing in life comes easy So the thing you may have to do is go that extra mile for it is worth it So... + read more
May
05
2016
For 13 years we’ve been having these now. The Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation. Growing out of the example of an Albuquerque, New Mexico Rabbi and Imam whose congregations’ walked the 6 miles from their mosque to their synagogue in a show of post 9-11 fraternity, we tried something similar. We added a Christian church and in 2004 we were off to our first peace walk. Over the years we’ve been to many Philadelphia neighborhoods...to West and... + read more
Apr
20
2016
Peace Drums Steel Band Comes to Philadelphia There were about 20 of them. Muslim, Jewish and Christian middle school kids from the Galilee region of Israel. They call themselves the Peace Drums Steel Band and their mission is to promote reconciliation and peace among its members and among Jews and Palestinians.  The dream/idea came from a group of clergy from the state of Delaware who, in 2011 had met to exchange views regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. So happens that the... + read more

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