GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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Written by Kyle Purchase on behalf of the Global Philadelphia Association It was a night of extraordinary achievement and performances. The Global Philadelphia Association hosted its third annual World Heritage City Celebration Dinner at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. There were many in attendance to celebrate Philadelphia’s achievements and our impact on the global stage.
September 19, 2018
This summer, Interfaith Philadelphia's 'Gateway to Religious Communities' series included extremely unique visits to three different places of worship and wondering around the Greater Philadelphia area. Between the three visits, we had over 50 attendees, some of which were veterans of our programming and others were entirely new to our work.
August 23, 2018
The Navy Yard Walking Tour & Visitors Guide will help you explore the Navy Yard at your own pace, experiencing the old and new up close and on foot.   TOUR DETAILS The tour route is approximately 2 miles long and will take the average walker an hour to complete.  
August 23, 2018
Article written by Alisha Mehta on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association As the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is set apart from other cities because of its distinctive history and culture and its contributions to the global community. Being the birthplace of American democracy, Philadelphia has a famed history of activism and change and is a diverse and inclusive city with a thriving multicultural business community.
August 22, 2018
Each week, Marilyn Russell, host on 98.1 WOGL radio, presents a 30-minute show, “Marilyn Russell’s Remarkable Women." This program celebrates and showcases women doing extraordinary things in the community 365-days-a-year. On August 19th, Marilyn dedicated her show to one truly remarkable woman: Zabeth Teelucksingh, the Executive Director of Global Philadelphia Association. 
August 19, 2018
Chamounix Mansion International Hostel, the first urban hostel in the United States, is located in the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Originally built in 1802 as a country home, the Mansion rests on a scenic bluff above the Schuylkill River and is convenient to Philadelphia's historic treasures, museums and cultural attractions. Chamounix (CHAM'- ahnee) Mansion provides clean, inexpensive accommodations for individuals, families, and groups. The hostel also offers meeting rooms with kitchen/dining areas for workshops, retreats, and events. Chamounix Mansion International Hostel is an affiliate of Hostelling International.
August 10, 2018
H. F. Lenfest, a cable television mogul turned philanthropist who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to arts, education and journalism institutions in Philadelphia, died there on Sunday. He was 88. Mr. Lenfest, who was known as Gerry, was taken from his home in Rittenhouse Square and pronounced dead at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, said Fred Stein, a family spokesman and friend. The cause was complications of chronic illness, Mr. Stein said.
August 10, 2018
Layla El Tannir is a former Global Philadelphia Marketing Specialist who now works in the Special Projects department of Reading Terminal Market. She recently traveled to Beirut, Lebanon to speak with officials from the Souk El Tayeb to discuss how both markets can work together in the future.  Interview conducted by Najah Springer on behalf of Global Philadelphia Association  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, where you’re from, and your profession?
August 9, 2018