Sunday, November 29, 5pm

Free Will Offering

This Vesper event will be an experiential sharing space for INTERFAITH RITUALS OF THANKSGIVING. Transcend tradition – blend our voices!

Featuring the Old Pine Sacred Jazz Ensemble with Warren Cooper (Music Media Ministry) and special guests Marcy Francis and Jan Jeffries.

Adjacent Parking Available
Interfaith Jazz Vesper of Thanksgiving 2015

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20th Annual Peace Around the World

Saturday, December 5th
11am – 4pm
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Peace Around the World
Gather family and friends and ring in the holiday season with hope and joy at the Penn Museum’s 20th annual Peace Around the World celebration! This family holiday celebration is designed for guests of all ages. The day includes choral performances, storytelling, Middle Eastern drumming workshops, henna hand art, sari-wrapping and face painting and special “Celebrations of the World” family gallery tours, plus balloon art and free treats for children! All guests are invited to join in a Tibetan flag-inspired community craft to be hung in the museum, representing a shared spirit of unity. 

Peace Day Philly is a Community Partner of this celebration, welcoming visitors to craft peace cranes that will be sent to children affected by the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year.

For more information, CLICK HERE
To download the flier, CLICK HERE

Philadelphia Sinfonia & Play On, Philly! Side-by-Side Concert

Sunday, December 6th, 5:00pm
Lew Klein Hall
Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia 19122

Join us for this holiday concert featuring 2 groups of talented musicians, together for the first time! Featuring both groups of talented young musicians performing individually, then coming together in a joint grand finale!

The program will include:
- Nabucco Overture – Guiseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
- Blue Danube Waltz, Op. 314 – Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)
- A Christmas Festival – Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
(Program subject to change)

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Philadelphia Sinfonia Players – Gary D. White, music director & conductor
Play On, Philly! – Mario Flores, conductor

About PLAY ON, PHILLY! - an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music.

About PHILADELPHIA SINFONIA – one of the premiere youth orchestras in the tri-state area, teaching talented young musicians to discover their full artistic potential.

From Gary White, Sinfonia’s Artistic Director:

By partnering Play On, Philly! with Philadelphia Sinfonia Players, our students come together and learn to blend all their ideas and fuse their energy into an exciting and unified musical performance. This special joint concert, and the process leading to the final performance, teaches all our students life skills about working together in a selfless, cooperative, caring and passionate way! 

For this event’s Facebook Listing, CLICK HERE

PDP is proud to be a Community Partner for this event!

21st Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

Monday, January 18, 2016
Hosted By: Global Citizen
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Participate in the 21st annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service! A tremendous turnout throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware is expected! Last January, more than 135,000 volunteers throughout the Philadelphia region served in some 1,800+ King Day of Service projects, making it the largest King Day event in the nation!

For more info about this event, CLICK HERE
Follow MLK Day of Service ON FACEBOOK

For the National Martin Luther King Day of Service website, CLICK HERE

For resources related to non violence, CLICK HERE

For National Education Association Site with lessons for K-12 related to non-violence, civil rights, etc., CLICK HERE

Measuring Peace: Economic & Intercultural Perspectives on Creating a More Peaceful World

Tuesday, September 15

6:30pm – 8:30pm
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

The International House Intercultural Leadership Series, in partnership with Peace Day Philly, offers this special event for the International Day of Peace!

This program will feature dialogue with MICHELLE BRESLAUER of the Institute for Economics and Peace, the world’s leading think tank dedicated to developing metrics to analyse peace and to quantify its economic benefits AND panel discussion with IH residents including SAIF AL SAUDI, 2015 Davis Projects for Peace recipient.

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Questions explored will include: Has the world become more or less peaceful? What are the main threats and opportunities for peace today, and what role does our multicultural experience play in moving toward a more peaceful and sustainable world?



This FREE event will also include an internationally themed reception and performance by World Fusion artist Farah Siraj

Farah Headshot

The program launches IH’s Intercultural Leadership Series, ILS logo                       an ongoing project involving lectures, symposiums and live performances. The events aim at fostering discussion and offering insight on the competencies, behaviors and specific skills needed to be an effective leader in an intercultural environment.

 VOH_hori_blackThe Institute for Economics and Peace develops global and national indices, calculating the economic cost of violence, analysing country level risk and understanding positive peace. Their research is used extensively by governments, academic institutions, think tanks, non-governmental organizations and by intergovernmental institutions such as the United Nations. The Institute was recently ranked in the top 15 most impactful think tanks in the world on the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Finding Our Place In The World: Through the Lens of Immigrant & Refugee Experiences

Wednesday, September 16
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038
Rose & Mirror Rooms of Grey Towers Castle

Join us for this FREE, interactive program, including stories of student and community immigrants/refugees as well as your reflections and experiences on the universal themes of belonging, home, healing and identity.

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This program will include the photo essay
“Transnational Journey: A Bhutanese Family”
by Manisha Patel.


Refreshments provided! Questions? Email:

A partnership of Arcadia’s Peace & Conflict Resolution MA Program & Peace Day Philly 

Second Annual Philadelphia African Cup Of Nations for Peace (PACONP)

Saturday, September 19 2015
9:00am – 6:00pm
6900 Grovers Ave. Philly, PA 19142

This event was inspired by the UN International Day of Peace, Palms Solutions and the Africa Diaspora Global Initiatives, in collaboration with the African Community Leaders. We are committed to using soccer to bring our communities together. The 2015 theme is: “Philadelphia African Health Cup.”

For more information about this event, CLICK HERE

Activities for families will include raffles, moon bounce, volleyball, Soccer for the ladies, food from different countries and much more.

Palms Solutions (aka The African Diaspora Global Initiative) presents this event in collaboration with the Office of Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, the Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs, and the African Community Leaders.

This event is also part the National Welcoming Week, celebrated in Philadelphia to promote an “open, friendly, and hospitable environment for immigrants and people of all backgrounds,” and part of xCultural Passport.

X Cultural Passport 2015

Building Bridges of Faith: Photographs of Papal Visits to the Holy Land

Saturday Sept. 19 – September 21
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street, Olde City/Philly
Ticketed event – $2.00 off Sept. 19 – 21 when you mention Peace Day Philly

A photographic exploration of Papal visits to the Holy Land. Archival images from the Consulate General of Israel capture stirring scenes from both recent and historic Papal visits to Israel. Blessed Pope Paul VI, Saint Pope John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis are some of the most well-traveled Popes in history and have visited many sacred and historic places around the world and in Israel. Learn More HERE.
National Liberty Museum

Peace, Poverty, and the Planet: EHS Platform

September 20
11:00am – 12:15pm
Ethical Humanist Society
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square (SW side of the Square), center city
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On the eve of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, Hugh Taft-Morales explores what it will take to bring lasting peace to the planet. While grateful for the energy and time diplomats and strategists contribute to contain violence, he wonders if such efforts will fail without a radical change of perspective on the part of most of the human race.

From a humanist perspective, the recent Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis entitled “Our Common Home” can be instructive. It emphasizes the fundamental interrelatedness of all of nature and society. War, greed, and exploitation feed off each other. To build peace, we need sustainability & justice.