Image 1_Peace Drums:(Pictured left to right) Bob Stoddard, Project Coordinator, Peace Drums Project; Rabbi Michael Beals, Co-Chair, Peace Drums Project; Deborah Baer Mozes, Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia; Harvey Portner, President Board of Commissioners, Commissioner – Third Ward (La Mott – West Elkins Park – Wyncote); Peter Abrams, Advisory Board, Peace Drums Project; Art Haywood, Cheltenham Township Commissioner and Democratic Nominee for State Senate; and Reverend Dr. Greg Jones, Co–Chair, Peace Drums Project.
Image 2_Peace Drums: Christiana High School Steel Drum Band with Harvey Price (right, front), Founder, Peace Drums Project.
BACKGROUND: Peace Drums, a Galilean Steel Band is a unique Delaware interfaith initiative promoting peace among Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth living in the Galilee region of Israel. Its goal is building trust — a trust that will continue into the future and will touch many people. It introduces peacemaking and reconciliation through the shared activity of a dynamic steel drum band. The project is co-sponsored by Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, the Jewish Federation of Delaware’s Community Relations Committee and Pacem in Terris. Learn more about the project at www.peacedrumsproject.org