Pilgrimage for Peace: Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC #CeasefireNow

Start: Monday, February 19, 2024 9:00 PM

End: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 1:00 PM

Location:Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DCLafayette Square Park, Washington, DC, DC 20001 US

Join a coalition of faith leaders, artists, and activists on a Pilgrimage for Peace to demand a Ceasefire in Gaza.

From February 14 to February 21, 2024, faith leaders, activists, and artists will march from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA to the White House in Washington, DC to urge President Biden call for an end to the war in Palestine.

Moved by our conscience, we stand united to address the ongoing tragedy in Gaza, where the death toll has reached over 27,000, the deadliest conflict in the 21st century. As we continue to mourn the loss of innocent Israeli lives on October 7, we firmly believe that responding to violence with more violence is not the solution.

We urge President Biden and Congress to halt weapons funding to Israel and, instead, channel efforts towards increasing humanitarian aid to Palestine. It is our collective responsibility to advocate for a peaceful resolution and uphold the principles of justice and compassion.

We will either sow seeds of nonviolence today or reap nonexistence tomorrow.

Partnering Organizations

Faith for Black Lives, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, Rabbis for Ceasefire, Hindus for Human Rights, and The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia)

Co-sponsors

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Black Church Center for Justice and Equality, Until Freedom, First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, Make It Plain, Kol Tzedek Synagogue, Germantown Mennonite Church, Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), FOSNA, IfNotNow, Cultural Survival Quarterly, Tikkun Olam Chavurah, Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia, CRS, National African American Clergy Network, If Not Now Philly, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Hinenu: the Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice + Freedom Church of the Poor, Palestinian Rights (USCPR), Global Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage, and American Friends Service Committee, Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights, Jewish Voice for Peace, Batrice and Associates, Arab American Institute Foundation, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Pax Christi USA, WILPF, Greater Philadelphia Branch (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Synagogues Rising, Freedom Road Community Peacemaker Teams, Peace, Justice, Sustainability NOW!, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Christian-Jewish Allies for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Baltimore, CAIR Maryland, Association des Dynamiques des Jeunes Marocains, Nonviolence International, New Synagogue Project, Middle Church, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, Dream Defenders, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Faith Strategies, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Judson Memorial Church, Mishkan Shalom, Put People First! PA, Freedom Road, LLC, UCC Palestine Israel Network, Tree of Life Educational Fund, Philly United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network, Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sacred Inclusion Network, PeacHost.net, IfNotNow Baltimore, DC Families for Ceasefire, Forefront Church, and others.


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