Do you want to help create peace in our world?
Of course you do, so please mark your calendars to participate in
The 22nd Annual Observance of
International Hour For Peace
Monday, December 31st, 2007, 4:45 to 6:15 AM
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really, really early Monday morning!)
Blessed John XXIII University Center
1220 University Ave. in Fort Collins
1 block South of W Elizabeth and 1 block West of Shields, across from CSU, just behind the Shell station
The International Hour For Peace has been an integral part of Fort Collins New Years celebrations every one of the 21 years since its inception in 1986. The theme for the 22nd annual Fort Collins event is “Imagine World Peace.” It features the enchanting original harp music of Michael Riversong, http://home.earthlink.net/~mriversong, the keyboard talents of Annette Kahmann, and of course Fort Collins’ own beloved Dances of Universal Peace. The program will focus on the creation of the U.S. Department of Peace and legislation involved (HR 808). See www.dopcampaign.org for more details on HR 808 and its supporting organization, The Peace Alliance.
In additional to music, prayer and meditation, the program will feature several speakers involved with the legislation including Representative John Kefalas of House District 52, Representative Randy Fischer of House District 53, and Peace Alliance area representatives Mark Beck, Marika Baris, and Tony Tucker.
Held again at beautiful Blessed John XXIII University Center, 1220 University Avenue in Fort Collins, the Fort Collins observance of the 2007 December 31st International Hour For Peace is sponsored by many community organizations including The Northern Colorado Multi–faith Coalition; The Fort Collins Area Interfaith Council; SPRE — Society for PSI (Consciousness) Research & Education; Plymouth Congregational Church’s Peace With Justice Ministry; Light Torch Productions; Strength Through Peace; The Geller Center for Spiritual Development; Not In Our Town Alliance; Fort Collins Public Access Network (Channel 22); Just Be Tees; A Place For Peace; The Tent of Abraham, Hagar & Sarah; Institute of Living Universal Values; The Peace Alliance; Loveland Peacemakers; and Prayerworks For Peace, which is also spearheading the event.
The International Hour for Peace, also known as World Healing Day and World Peace Day, is a global effort launched in 1986 by John Randolph Price and the Quartus Foundation. It was established to offer people all over the word an opportunity to gather together for peace, love, forgiveness, and understanding through a simultaneous global mind-link at noon Greenwich Mean Time on December 31st of each year. Based on the Quantum Physics theory discussed in the film “The Secret” that thought can direct energy, the event is designed to break down walls of separation and synchronistically join billions of people around the world in meditation, prayer, music, readings, dialogue, and other ways to create lasting peace on Earth.
Five years after the first Hour For Peace in 1986, a 1990 report stated, “dramatic changes have taken place in Eastern Europe, where people there have joined with the 105 countries already represented as of the 1990 preparations.” The publicity and communication worldwide regarding the International Hour for Peace has far surpassed U.S. coverage. The Yomiuri, the third largest newspaper in Japan with 9.3 million copies distributed daily, ran an editorial on the front page entitled ‘Global Mind Link’ and asked readers to unite their minds to help heal this planet Earth from growing illness … to demand an end to hostilities, hunger, poverty and the subjugation of individual freedom. Reports from the Soviet Union claim 1.5 million participants each year since 1986.
Participation in the December 31st International Hour for Peace is a way for area residents to join billions of people all over our planet at Noon Greenwich Mean Time for prayer, meditation, music, readings, dialogue, etc. focusing on world peace and inner peace for the coming year. When many minds join together with the intention of creating peace in the hearts of all people on earth, world peace happens! As Margaret Mead stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
A correspondent from Italy wrote, “This is our ‘Super Bowl,’ and we plan for the December 31st event just as families and friends in your country anticipate coming together in their homes to watch that media event in January. The victory we see, however, is not one–sided. The prize is peace for all people.”
Sponsoring restaurants will open early to serve breakfast to Hour For Peace participants.
• The Rainbow, 212 W. Laurel, 970-221-2664, open 6:30 a.m., www.RainbowRestaurantAndCatering.com
• Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason, 493-5555, open 6:30 AM
• Café Bluebird, 524 W. Laurel, 484-7755, open 6:30 AM www.CafeBlueBird.com
• Lucile’s Creole Cafe, 400 S. Meldrum, 224-5464, open 7 AM
Check out the international
website — www.Quartus.org/WorldHealingDay.html
John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation — www.quartus.org/world-healing-day/world-healing-meditation
If you’re inspired to participate in any way, contact the Fort Collins coordinator, Dr. Victoria Gardner at 970 407-1351 or DrVickie@att.net. No contribution is too great or too small!
“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God.” Matthew 5:9
The lovely artwork on the programs and usher teeshirts is the logo of the Northern Colorado Multi–Faith Coalition, a loose affiliation of area faith groups coming together in peace, prayer, service, education and mutual understanding. Our goals are to explore and celebrate our unity and diversity, knowing that understanding one another's beliefs and practices helps diminish fear and promote harmony. Please join us as we learn, pray, sing, dance, and work together for peace, justice, human rights, and the healing of our world. For more information, visit www.fortnet.org/multifaith, or contact Sivea, 484-1733, InstituteOfLuv@comcast.net.
The sponsoring organization of the Multi–Faith Coalition and the Hour For Peace is the Institute of Living Universal Values, the Northern Colorado Vedanta Society, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the development of universal moral and spiritual values and to promoting interfaith education & cooperation. www.livinguniversalvalues.org.
Thanks to our webmaster David Willis