Life Changing and Liberating
One of the Restorative Justice initiatives of Pacem in Terris is its Pacem Dance Project. For over a decade Pacem has run dance classes for inmates at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. These have been lead by a number of different professional dance instructors. Thanks to funding from the Delaware Division of the Arts, the Episcopal Church of Sts. Andrew and Matthew, and some private donors, these classes are again available this year. Each year the dance classes culminate in two performances.
The classes and the performances are deeply uplifting to both the inmates who watch them and to those who take part in them. The inmates who took part in them in previous years called them life-changing and liberating, and said that they led to a sense of peace and peace-making—and to a more profound sense of community.
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Restorative Justice Projects
Host Children's Peace Art
The Pacem in Terris Children’s Peace Art Exhibition is an opportunity for all of us to learn from our younger citizens what the world should be like. As part of the Pacem in Terris 50th Anniversary in 2017 we are “going back to our roots”— the initial innocence of youth, its vision and idealism— as a way of looking forward to the next 50 years.