Peace Calendar

THE WELCOME PROJECT @ Temple Baptist Church
Jul 23 – Jul 27 all-day
THE WELCOME PROJECT @ Temple Baptist Church | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Do you want to serve refugee students in the Rockford area this summer?

Sign up to be a volunteer at The Welcome Project!

It will be July 23-27. Whether you can make it for the whole week or just a couple of hours one day, we would love to have you!

For all the information on contributing or volunteering go to:

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”  Romans 15:7

The Roots of Immigration: What’s Going on in Central America? @ Just Goods - Listening Room
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm
The Roots of Immigration: What's Going on in Central America? @ Just Goods - Listening Room | Rockford | Illinois | United States
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m. — Program on “The Roots of Immigration: What’s Going on in Central America?” with Sharon Hunter of the Chicago Religious Leadership Network at JustGoods’ Listening Room. A free will offering will be taken for CRLN and Justice For Our Neighbors JFON.
Sharon Hunter-Smith is the Human Rights Coordinator and interim Public Policy Coordinator at CRLN. She has primary responsibility for CRLN’s Central America and Colombia programs, coordinating speaking tours for visiting Latin Americans, sending out human rights action alerts to members, and keeping U.S. members of Congress informed about human rights issues in these countries. She is CRLN’s liaison to the national Honduras Solidarity Network. She also coordinates CRLN’s annual Pedal for Peace Bike-a-Thon to raise funds for health, education and community organizing projects in Latin America.
She is a member of University Church (dual affiliation with the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ) and serves on its Guatemala Partnership Committee, for which she has led yearly delegations to the Mayan community of Saq, since 2008. As part of the congregation’s Sanctuary Committee, she has helped organize 24-hour accompaniment for undocumented immigrants living temporarily in the church building.
Sharon is a graduate of Wittenberg University (B.A.), McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Chicago Divinity School (M.A.).
Stanley Campbell
executive director
Rockford Urban Ministries
201 Seventh St
Rockford IL 61104
cell: 621-9417
Resilience – The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope @ Nordlof Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

Winnebago County Trauma Informed Community Film Series Presents:


WEDNESDAY – JULY 25th, 2018 – 7pm

“This is the biggest public health discovery we’ve ever seen.” Laura Porter, Co-Founder. ACE Interface

Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main Street


This screening sponsored by:  The Peace Coalition

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Domingos en el Parque ~ Sundays in the Park @ Levings Lake Park
Aug 12 @ 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival @ Parking Lot
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival @ Parking Lot | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual

Midtown District Ethnic Parade and Festival!

Festival time: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Parade time: 1 p.m.

The Festival will be held on the grounds of the Rockford Public School District 205 Administration Building,

501 7th Street, Rockford, IL from 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Wyman Street and follows West and East State Streets to Seventh Street, ending on the Festival Grounds. The parade previously has included dancing dragons, bagpipes, ethnic dance troops, and more!

The Parade and Festival are event are free to attend, with many family-friendly activities and those for everyone to enjoy.

Activities include:
• Music & Dance
• Genealogy Area
• Family Games & Crafts
• Turkish painting
• Wood Carving
• Large Children’s Activity Area with Bouncy Houses, Face Painting
• A Beer Garden for ages 21 and older

Another festival highlight is cultural cuisine for purchase from many food booths to taste the variety of delicious ethnic foods presented. Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth.


International Day of Peace Celebration @ Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm