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News & Updates
This forum was organized in two parts: learning about Islamic practices from Imam Ismail Fenni, of the Islamic Society of Boston’s Cambridge mosque; insights from a local artist's paintings depicting Muslim practices in a small village in West Africa.
The forum introduced non-Muslim participants to the “Five Pillars of Islam” (faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage), and featureed paintings by local Watertown artist Sheri Kennedy interpreting the Five Pillars from her Peace Corps experience in Niger, West Africa.
The forum highlighted the similarities and differences of Islamic practices in different societies, and encouraged non-Muslim participants to reflect on their own religious and spiritual practices.
"Time is Always Right" Public Mural
World in Watertown, as a convening organization for the Kingian Nonviolence Coordinating Committee, helped to organize and sponsor the dedication of a new public art project dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The new mural was designed and created by Ruth Henry (a Watertown Middle School teacher and founder of the Kingian Nonviolent Conflict Resolution training curriculum) and a team of Watertown students, residents, police officers, and other town organizations.
The mural was dedicated on June 7, 2019, at the basketball court in Saltsonstall Park, and now serves as public presence honoring Dr. King in a prominent Watertown location.
Watertown Walks for Peace 2019
World in Watertown was once again a lead organizer for "Watertown Walks For Peace" (WW4P), a contingent of Watertown familes, adults, and students marching in the annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace in Boston.
Almost 100 Watertown residents participated in the event -- 74 of them as walkers and donors, and the others as donors only. Almost 20 young people (family members or students from the Middle School and High School) provided energy and emotion throughout the walk.
Most importantly, WW4P raised over $3000 for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a Boston-based nonprofit working with individuals and families affected by gun violence.
See below for the Watertown Tab's coverage of the event.
"Watertown groups walk for a worthy cause"
Watertown Tab / Wicked Local
"Despite the rainy and cold weather on Mother’s Day, more than 75 Watertown youth, their parents and other residents joined others from Boston and surrounding communities in the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace from Fields Corner in Dorchester to Government Center.
The seven-mile walk raises funds and awareness for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, a center of healing, teaching and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, grief, trauma and loss ... "
Vigil to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 4, 2018 (5:30 - 6:30 pm)