Channels of Peace

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 Southwest Philly, from Center City to Kensington, to Germantown and Roxborough, to Overbrook and so on.

Peace Walk Planning Meeting

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

May the Band Play On

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. 

IPCR 4th Annual Professional Exchange - Women Peacebuilders

Sponsored by Arcadia University's International Peace & Conflict Resolution Master of Arts Program 
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Registration Deadline: Monday April 18, 2016

Click Here to Register

AGENDA

8:30am: Continental Breakfast (Mirror Room, Grey Towers Castle)

9:00am: Opening Remarks and Panel (Rose Room, Grey Towers Castle) 

A Young Person's Perspective on the Peace Walk

Everyone is pure, unique, loving, and important. We don't always act that way, but we all are loving and beautiful people inside. No one is born a racist. No one is born a homophobe. No one is born a terrorist. Yet, this kind of behavior is all too frequent in the world.  You always hear these stories about little kids who don't see any difference between people of different races or cultures or religions. They’re happy to play with all kinds of kids. But sadly, as they grow up, they are taught to fear those who are different. They are taught to stereotype.

2016 Peace Walk

2016 Interfaith Peace Walk.  More info here

Peace Walk Planning Meeting

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

Peace Walk Planning Meeting

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

Peace Walk Planning Meeting

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

A Prayer Gathering

There didn’t seem to be any press around for this one. No TV vans outside, no one being interviewed…I guess we’ve seen enough of Mayor Kenney this week. So the January 6 Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Gathering presented by the Religious Leaders Council of Philadelphia went on without a lot of fanfare. Mayor Kenney appeared to know his audience and his message was one of mercy and redemption – reducing our prison population and opening our arms to the refugees were the two items he specifically spoke about.

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