Phoebe Berks to Host International Day of Peace Service and Seminar

The Phoebe Berks Spiritual Life Committee, One Reading Drive, Wernersville, will host their 10th annual observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace on Monday, September 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event will begin with a morning seminar led by Peter Lems, the Program Director for Education and Advocacy on Iraq and Afghanistan for the American Friends Service Committee and the co-coordinator of the Wage Peace campaign. The presentation will be followed by a free luncheon, Q &A discussion and ceremony at the Peace Pole.

The United Nations’ International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date. Its intent is to mark the individual and collective progress toward building Cultures of Peace and serve as a reminder of a permanent commitment to Peace, above all interests and differences of any kind.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, they nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 610-927-8515 or 610-927-8200. The deadline for registrations is September 10, 2015.