Peace Day Philly 2015: Sept. 14 – Sept. 21


Thanks to all of our 2014 collaborators, area organizations, schools and communities that participated in PDP 2015!

Monday, September 28:  “Women in Peace and Conflict:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” with Jody Williams (1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient for her work to ban landmines and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative). Dr. Wendy Chmielewski will also speak about historic women peace activists. Swarthmore College.

September 1-30: We Went Looking for Home But We Found – Gryphon Café at Oxford Mills, 100 W. Oxford Street Philadelphia, PA 19122, 7am-5pm daily, Monday-Friday. Al-Bustan Seeds of Cultures bilingual multimedia exhibit.

Sept. 4- Oct. 9: Las Desaparecidas de Ciudad Juarez: An Homage to the missing and Murdered Girsl of JuarezFleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catherine Street, Phila. PA 19147. This exhibition features portraits painted from more than 150 photographs of missing and murdered girls in Juarez, Mexico. Part of MOIMA’s xCultural Passport.

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September 12 – October 11After The Storm: A Show to Benefit Haiti       A month long art exhibition by French contemporary artist Chantal Westby to benefit Haiti. Special reception Sat. Sept. 12, 6-9pm, only $30 to raise funds to rebuild classrooms in a village in Haiti. Other times FREE, 50% of art sale proceeds will be donated after all expenses paid. Part of MOIMA’s xCultural Passport.

Saturday, September 26: Noon – 2p.m. – Say No To Drone Terror, Horsham, PA. This event will include Hope and Peace Fest with kite flying, prayers and songs of peace for all.

PEACE DAY PHILLY 2015:September 14 - September 21



Detailed event listings in date order follow…….

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

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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.

Audri Scott Williams: Visioning a future that values and embraces ALL

Sunday, September 20, 2015
11:00am Service Featuring Audri Scott Williams
The Center of Peace for Spiritual Living
1750 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, Pa 19027 (Enter on 1921 Beech Ave.)
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Audri Scott Williams was the Vision Keeper who led the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk over 6 continents (2005-2009), and the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace across America to over 50 communities (2010-2011). She has received numerous awards for her service to humanity.


Peace Community at Sacred Heart Rally

Sunday, September 20
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Peace Monument Park
Broad and Ferry, Trenton, NJ

Gathering at the Peace monument with speakers and music to welcome Pope Francis to our area, discuss the connections between the peace, social justice and environmental movements and how Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment might help further the work that we do.

Also part of Pace de Bene’s Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions 2015

An Interfaith Peace Celebration & Dialogue: Nurturing the Activist Within & Relationships Beyond

Sunday, September 20
2:00pm – 4:30pm
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Come build the community, networking, and inspiration necessary to grow peace in our hearts, our city and the world! Learn about other peace groups in Philadelphia! Come for music, poetry, personal stories, refreshments, and dialogue to nurture the activist within!

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Eventbrite - An Interfaith Peace Celebration & Dialogue: Nurturing the Activist Within & Relationships Beyond

Partnership of: The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia, The Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation, Music Media Ministry & Zones of Peace in affiliation with Peace Day Philly

Tibet in Song: Film Screening

Sunday, September 20
Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street Phila, PA 19106
Tibet In Song

The Philadelphia Folklore Project presents this Philadelphia Premiere! Tibet in Song, a visually stunning movie, showcases traditional Tibetan music inside late-20th century Tibet while focusing a keen eye on cultural repression under Chinese occupation. Director Ngawang Choephel, who was imprisoned by Chinese authorities for recording songs and dances, will answer audience questions following the film. For more Info, CLICK HERE.