Peace Walk Planning Meeting

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Visitors are invited and welcomed to our monthly meetings which occur on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Al Aqsa Islamic Academy:

1501 N Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122 - map

Meetings are informal and lively. They provide a more frequent setting, beyond the peace walk itself, to develop and strengthen our interfaith and personal relationships through our program planning.  Typically meetings begin with brief introductions and a meditation period, followed by discussion of a variety of issues. In addition to planning for the annual peace walk, we organize volunteer work projects, interfaith and race dialogue groups, and small teams that visit local congregations for interfaith outreach.   For more information on how to join, help or become a partner in peace with the Walk, please contact us.


Call of meeting to order by facilitator (Renate Woessner)  (Recorder: Pam Yaller).

  • Appointment of a timekeeper (2 m.)
  • Distribution of sign-in sheet
  • Welcome of guests and self-introduction of attendees around the table (5 m.)   

Opening reflection / moment of silence (Frank Toia) (5 m.) 

  • Response to reflection by those wishing to respond (10 m.) 

Agenda review (3 m.) (including additions/changes)

Minutes of 4/20/16 meeting (see below)

Report on Aleppo Aid Work (Rim Bakir) (10 m.)

Reports, Planning and Discussion

  • Financial Statement  (V. Compher) (2 m.)
  • 2016 Peace Walk review / discussion (All) (60 m.)
    • Program / Timing
    • Logistics: Bus(es); Civil Affairs / PW crowd monitoring
    • Special programs with texts
    • Speakers / Youth presenters / Sacred Conversations
    • Bus coordination
    • Physical/Medical assistance
    • Donations
    • Sign-In sheets
    • T-shirts (PeaceLiveInIt) sales
    • Food

Celebratory dinner plan

Date for next year’s Peace Walk (L. Toia) (10 m.)

Peace Day Philly gathering (All) (5 m.)

Website / Social Media report (S. Steinig, A. Ibrahim) (5 m.)

Dinner Dialogues (B. Lazin) (5 m.)

Decisions made at this meeting  (Recorder) (5 m.)

Facilitator, Recorder and Reflection leader for June 15, 2016 meeting (5 m.)  

Distribution of fliers / information sheets of upcoming events (see also below for various Calendar of Events items) (5 m.)

Minutes of 4/20/16 Meeting (by Rachel Steinig)

Forthcoming 2016 Peace Walk monthly meeting dates (all on Wednesday evenings at Al-Aqsa Islamic Center): June 15; and August 17 (no July meeting).