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When 'We The People' re-examine connections to beliefs and communities, it creates an opportunity to heal an ailing society."  - Parker J. Palmer

"We May Not Have Chosen The Time, But The Time Has Chosen Us." - John Lewis

Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.

- Peace Pilgrim

Benevolent Community of Delaware

This is an Invitation to create a Community of Communities: 
To all Delawareans - Individuals, Organizations, Places of Worship, and Community Leaders concerned about our social good, who care about nurturing individual and community well-being, who are focused on fostering unity, equality, and respect for every person -

We invite you 
 to help us in our efforts to create a better tomorrow - a Benevolent Community. One where we know and care about our neighbors, where we share our concerns about the many critical issues facing our state, where we recognize our shared humanity and hold every person with the same dignity we want for ourselves, where we work collaboratively to solve the most challenging of our problems.  

Every time has its moment and this is ours. It is imperative that we join our voices and our experience - the only way to be a force for good is to join together so that our voices are heard and that the collective good work of every Delawarean and Organization is known throughout the State.

We are excited to embark on this journey with you and look forward to all that
we can accomplish together!


We find ourselves in perplexing times that require us to ask many

complex questions,

too often we are uncertain

of the solutions.

Here are some questions we are holding,

perhaps you are too?

In what ways are we

responsible for one another?

What can we do to support each other in creating honest,

empathic, caring, imaginative, safe, equitable, healthy, and

productive communities that thrive?

How can we illuminate the deep value of factual truth, equal justice and our shared humanity?

Ways To Get Involved...

We invite Organizations and Individuals to join our Community Roster to receive Community News, Event Updates and Invitations for our once a month, on-line, Benevolent Community Conversation and Advocacy Thought  Circle. 

ORGANIZATIONS may join  our grassroots efforts, partnering with us in our work to form networks of Community Circles, engaging in a year of essential questions, illuminating our shared humanity, joining together to lift all voices, defining and solving community challenges, promoting connection, self-care, and healing. Together we can make a choice and do the work needed to unite, to support each other, stich the fractures, learn from them, and decide now is the time to honor our  shared humanity and each other. 


Upcoming Benevolent Community Meeting and Events:

March 20, 2024 Benevolent Community of Delaware, First State Benevolent Community Summit, Rollins Conference Center, Dover, DE, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration and Details to be posted October 15, 2023. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. 

April 11th, 2024  Benevolent Community Zoom Meeting for those interested in creating a Benevolent Community Conversation Circle and willing to be a Guides or Co-Guide. This meeting will provide information of how to begin a Circle, and introduce the monthly format and on-going support guides will receive during their first year of formation. This meeting will be held via Zoom, from 7:00-8:30 pm. To register pleaese send Lori an email:, include your name, email and phone number. There is no fee to participate in these calls. 

April 18th, 2024  Benevolent Community Kindred Spirits Book Group - This group will meet on-line via zoom every other month to discus books that inspire deep thought and conversation. Our first book will be: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by, Charlie Mackesy. Do not be fooled to believe this is a "just" a children's book as the tale is a poignant exploration of friendship, kindness, and the universal truths that connect us all.  There is no fee to participate. To Register and receive the zoom invitation please email Lori at with your name and email address. 

May 5-9, 2024 Healing Justice Retreat - Montgomery and Selma, Alabama

Searching for the Soul of Social Justice in Sacred and Storied Places -click link for additional details. Facilitators for this Retreat: Lori Yadin and Dave Ellis

 June 2024 Dates to be Announced

How To Talk About Race, A Four-part Series via ZOOM

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Conversations guided by Independent Center for Courage & Renewal trained Facilitators: Lori Yadin and Natasha Warsaw

Workshop Fee $250 

June 23, 2024 Benevolent Community On-Line Circle Day - Courage In Community (via zoom) Circle Day  Experience, providing an opportunity to consider the value of community and its connection to sustaining humanity and democracy. We will begin at 1:00 and conclude at 4:00 pm. Fee: $30 

August 23-25, 2024 Exploring The Gifts of Benevolent Community, Savannah, Georgia, Venue to be posted soon. 

Using the wisdom found in Parker J. Palmer's Books: Healing The Heart of Democracy and On The Brink of Everything, this weekend retreat will challenge us to think about legacy as a responsibility we hold in building benevolent communities and caring for future generations. This weekend retreat is great companion to the Benevolent Community Courage In Community Circle Day Experience, providing an opportunity to consider the value of community and its connection to sustaining democracy. This Retreat will begin on Friday, August 23rd at 5:00 pm and conclude on Sunday, August 25th at noon. Retreat Fee $400.00

Lodging and Meal Fees will be posted soon. 

 TO BE ADDED TO OUR Delaware or Georgia ROSTERS please send an email to:  DIRECTOR@CREATESAFESPACE.ORG.  Please share your name, name of your organization  and position (if applicable) , State and County you reside, and email address.

We look forward to meeting and collaborating with you! Together we can make a greater difference and provide healing and help to our families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. We believe that together we can lead the way to creating hope-filled, thriving, benevolent communities!

With Gratitude,

Lori Yadin, Founder - Delaware and Georgia Organizer 

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