Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference Trauma & Healing

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Sts., Phila. 19107
8:00am – 4:30pm

The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 8th Annual Faith and Spiritual Affairs Conference. We will provide awareness and resources to the faith and provider community. Additionally, it will provide a deeper understanding of the key principles of “Trauma Informed Care.”
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Registration is FREE but on a first-come, first-served basis so don’t wait to sign-up!To register and for conference information, CLICK HERE and enter click on image and enter Redeem Code: fsac2014

Peace Day Philly Open Meeting

THURSDAY, April 24, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
1906 S. Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
(South side of Rittenhouse Square,between 19th and 20th St.)


Peace Day – the U.N. International Day of Peace – is globally observed on Sept. 21.

Peace Day Philly is created each September by the many individuals and organizations across Philly and the region that participate – sharing the skills, activities and programs related to peace that they define as meaningful.

The purposes of PDP’s monthly meetings are to:
1- Excite and empower individuals and organizations to get actively involved in Peace Day, September 21, through the PDP initiative
2- Share ideas, hopes and resources with one another
3- Network with others who are engaged in peace and community-building work
4- Learn about what’s happening globally for Peace Day
5- Learn about local organizations and their peace building work

All are welcome to bring and share information about upcoming peace programs.

Refreshments will be served.

For questions, call us at 215-688-6127. If you cannot attend but are thinking of planning something for PDP 2014, please contact us! 215-688-6127/

11th Annual Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation

April 27, 2014

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A “Walking Dialogue” among Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Taoists, Agnostics and others. Programs at 3 houses of worship: Music, Prayer, Poetry, Ritual & Wisdom….join us for this inspiring, community building annual event!

Download the flier HERE

For the website, CLICK HERE
For an article about the Interfaith Peace Walk, CLICK HERE
To watch a short video interview from 2011 about the Interfaith Peace Walk with some of the walk’s organizers, CLICK HERE

May Workshops – National Liberty Museum

The National Liberty Museum in Old City, Philly offers training opportunities for educators that present real solutions to common educational challenges. Upcoming topics include: Promoting Resilience and Creating a Positive School Climate; Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students; Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Communication Skills for Difficult Conversations.

For details about MAY training opportunities, CLICK HERE
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For a video about teaching emotional intelligence skills to children, CLICK HERE

ADL’s WALK Against Hate

May 18, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive/West River Drive, Philadelphia,

Join us, RAIN OR SHINE, for our fourth 5K WALK Against Hate!
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This is an opportunity for both youth and adults to make strides against bigotry and hatred in their communities. The WALK is kid-friendly and will feature activities to keep everyone entertained!

The registration fee for the WALK is $10 for adults and $5 for youths.

Funds raised through the WALK Against Hate will be used to support ADL’s mission and the research and development of programming such as No Place For Hate®, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute, and the Bearing Witness™ Program.

For more information, CLICK HERE

For an overview video from 2013, CLICK HERE