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Soon we will be bombarded with images of collapsing Twin Towers and planes flying into them on our TV screens.

We are approaching the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11.

However, ten days later are global and local grassroots observations of International Day of Peace (September 21).

I ask you to join groups in your communities in one or more of the following ways, as well as others that you may envision:

Ask your leaders leading up to International Day of Peace to speak to their members about the benefits of practicing peace from within our families into the world;

Appoint a committee within your faith community of other group to sponsor an event dedicated to peace and justice and/or social action;

Offer educational opportunities for everyone in your community from children to adults on the subject of peace;  (For example, visit Pinwheelsforpeace.org for ideas)

If your faith community has bells, ring them in unison with other groups as International Day of Peace begins at an agreed upon time on Wednesday, September 21;

Make a donation in support of local organizing committees who are organizing an International Day of Peace event;

If you make a donation, set up a booth as a sponsor or partner at the event to show the public the importance of peace in your group or community;

Finally, make a commitment to making peace by supporting a Bring our War Dollars Home resolution before your City and County Councils soon.


Thank you for all your communities are already doing in the name of peace.  May we one day be able to truly call all of our towns, cities and regions Places of Peace before the whole world!
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  •  I may have my choir sing this ditty: (2+ / 0-)
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    Neon Mama, Lujane

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

    by zenbassoon on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 08:06:19 PM PDT

  •  My peace protest favorite song for many (2+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, BOHICA

    decades has been One Tin Soldier Rides Away.
      I try to teach youngsters that no one WINS a fight.  I try to remind grown ups not to fall for war fever lies.   Yet,  each new hate target distracts folks to follow the trail of lies to == who profits from lack of peace?

    Listen, children, to a story
    That was written long ago,
    'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
    And the valley-folk below.

    On the mountain was a treasure
    Buried deep beneath the stone,
    And the valley-people swore
    They'd have it for their very own.

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
    Go ahead and cheat a friend.
    Do it in the name of Heaven,
    You can justify it in the end.
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgement day,
    On the bloody morning after....
    One tin soldier rides away.

    So the people of the valley
    Sent a message up the hill,
    Asking for the buried treasure,
    Tons of gold for which they'd kill.

    Came an answer from the kingdom,
    "With our brothers we will share
    All the secrets of our mountain,
    All the riches buried there."

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
    Go ahead and cheat a friend.
    Do it in the name of Heaven,
    You can justify it in the end.
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgement day,
    On the bloody morning after....
    One tin soldier rides away.

    Now the valley cried with anger,
    "Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
    And they killed the mountain-people,
    So they won their just reward.

    Now they stood beside the treasure,
    On the mountain, dark and red.
    Turned the stone and looked beneath it...
    "Peace on Earth" was all it said.

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
    Go ahead and cheat a friend.
    Do it in the name of Heaven,
    You can justify it in the end.
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgement day,
    On the bloody morning after....
    One tin soldier rides away.

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
    Go ahead and cheat a friend.
    Do it in the name of Heaven,
    You can justify it in the end.
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgement day,
    On the bloody morning after....
    One tin soldier rides away.

    De fund + de bunk = de EXIT--->>>>>

    by Neon Mama on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 08:38:11 PM PDT

    •  no one WINS a fight. (1+ / 0-)
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      Neon Mama
      Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won.
      ~Duke of Wellington

      "Remember Bob. No fear, no envy, no meanness" Liam Clancy to Bob Dylan

      by BOHICA on Tue Aug 30, 2011 at 08:58:27 AM PDT

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