John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School in Philadelphia had a full day of events Feb. 5 in which the students reflected on love and acceptance in their school, leading to the designation of it as a “No Place for Hate School.” The nationally run program was sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and presented at Hallahan, the all-girls archdiocesan high school located at 311 North 19th Street in center city Philadelphia. Read more about it here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Art students created posters for the program that line the halls of Hallahan.

Father Christopher Lucas, Hallahan’s school minister, leads the girls in prayer.

The ladies of Hallahan hold hands and pray.



Representatives of the Anti-Defamation League presented a citation recognizing Hallahan High School as a “No Place to Hate School.”


Tenth grader Montana Tomaszewski, left, signs the No Place for Hate T-shirt of Sarah Kitz.

Shamira Fair (left), 10th grade, puts on her new No Place for Hate T-shirt along with other students.

Students proudly show off their new shirts and their important theme.

Love, at least at Hallahan, conquers all forms of hatred.