Do you want to help create peace in our world?
Of course you do, so please mark your calendars to participate in
The 26th Annual Observance of the
International Hour For Peace
Saturday, December 31st, 2011, 4:45 to 6:15 A.M.
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really, really early Saturday morning!)
Blessed John XXIII University Center
1220 University Avenue, Fort Collins
1 block South of W Elizabeth and 1 block West of Shields, across from CSU, just behind the Shell station
Join millions of people all over the planet to create Inner Peace and World Peace for 2012!
All peacemakers and all paths to peace, sacred and secular, are welcome and honored!
“Make Peace: One Piece At A Time”
Created by Alexis Hmielak
The International Hour For Peace has been an integral part of Fort Collins New Years celebrations every one of the 25 years since its inception in 1986. All paths to peace are honored, both sacred and secular, and the event includes music, meditation, prayers, blessings, speakers, dance, decorations, and information from a wide variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups, as well as the traditional John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation.
Spiritual paths represented include Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Vedanta, Hindu, Sufism, Native American Spirituality, Unity, Religious Science, Catholicism, Bahá'i, United Church of Christ, Mennonite, Quaker (Friends), Unitarian Universalist, Goddess Religion, Lightwork(ers), Krishna Consciousness, Abraham/Hicks teachings, and others that can’t be labelled. T he altar will include symbols of many different faiths.
The event will open with the blowing of Shofar, a Jewish call to gathering, furnished by Congregation Har Shalom, and then a Native American “Calling of the Spirits” ceremony led by Lakota Elder and Holy Woman Christinea Eala. Lightworker Carol Skylark will lead us into the Meditation, which will again be accompanied by the beautiful angelic harp music of Michael Riversong. Guest artist Saraswati Rain will perform songs and chants in Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and several Native American languages. The program will also feature a community Kirtan (Hindu call and response chanting) led by Dhara Carter.
For the first time ever, the program will include a speaker from the Islamic Center of Fort Collins, Community Outreach Liaison Shakir Mohamed. People enjoyed his talk at the September 11th Interfaith Memorial Service, and we are very grateful for his willingness to share his ideas at the Hour For Peace.
The program will feature readings by two middle school students who were the finalists in the essay contest of our local chapter of the United Nations Association. Their topic is “landmines” and we’ll learn one way to “make peace, one piece at a time” is to support the UNA in its efforts to disable landmines so people won’t get blown to pieces.
Since our 2011 theme is “Make Peace: One Piece At A Time,” the program will present peace collages made by area school children, peace chains created by “Not In Our Town Alliance,” and numerous little, practical things people can do to create and practice peace in their everyday lives. Also consistent with our theme, the event will end with everyone singing the Joyce Poley song “One More Step.”
Wheelchair assistance will be provided, and hot tea and coffee available. There's also a special area for parents with babies and/or young children. The information tables will have flyers, pamphlets, etc. about local peace and humanitarian organizations, events and activities. Our goal is for people to not only gather to pray for and focus on World Peace and Inner Peace during that magical hour, but also to come away with ideas and resources to create and practice peace all year long.
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 principle that thought can direct energy and thus create reality, the event is designed to break down walls of separation and synchronistically join millions of people around the world in meditation, prayer, music, readings, dialogue, dance, and other ways to focus on and 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 millions 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 AM., www.rainbowfortcollins.com
• Café Bluebird, 524 W. Laurel, 484-7755. Opens 6:30 AM., www.cafebluebird.com
The Fort Collins observance of the 2011 International Hour For Peace is sponsored and supported by a wide variety of community organizations, both sacred and secular. Corporate/business sponsorship is $250. For nonprofits, sponsorship involves donating $100 or more in money, goods, services, or any combination thereof. To be a supporter … all peaceful and loving contributions are appreciated!
Participating individuals and organizations include:
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
Locations of events all over the world — www.quartus.org/world-healing-day/locations/
You can help immensely by spreading the word. Simply download and print several copies of the poster, and distribute them as you are able. Right–click to download printable flyer … 2011 Poster
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!
Individually, we are each one drop. Together, we are an ocean.
Created by Leslie S. Prassas
The 26th Annual International Hour For Peace is Saturday, December 31st, 4:45–6:15 a.m. at Blessed John XXIII University Center, 1220 University Avenue. Join millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2012.
The theme of our Fort Collins event is “Make Peace: One Piece At A Time” and it focuses on all the little things individuals can do to create and practice peace in their daily lives. All paths to peace are honored, both sacred and secular, and the event includes music, prayers, speakers and information from a variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups as well as the traditional John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation. Lightworker Carol Skylark will lead us into the Meditation, which will again be accompanied by the beautiful angelic harp music of Michael Riversong. Guest artist Saraswati Rain will perform songs and chants in Arabic, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and several Native American languages. The program will begin with Shofar and a “Calling of the Spirits” ceremony led by Lakota Elder Christinea Eala. It will end with a Hindu Kirtan led by Dhara Carter.
For more information, visit www.fortnet.org/hr4peace To volunteer, contact the coordinator Dr. Vickie, 970 407-1351, DrVickie@att.net We need volunteers!
26th Annual International Hour For Peace, Saturday, December 31st, 4:45–6:15 a.m., at Blessed John XXIII University Center, 1220 University Ave. Join millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2012. The theme of the Fort Collins event is “Make Peace: One Piece At A Time.” Program includes the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation along with music, prayers, speakers and information from a variety of local faith, peace and humanitarian groups. For more information, visit www.fortnet.org/hr4peace or contact coordinator Dr. Vickie, DrVickie@att.net or (970)407-1351.
26th Annual International Hour For Peace, Saturday, Dec. 31, 4:45–6:15 am, at Blessed John 23rd University Center. Join people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Time for prayer, meditation, music, speakers, etc. focusing on world peace and inner peace for 2012. For more info, visit www.fortnet.org/hr4peace or contact coordinator Dr. Vickie, DrVickie@att.net (970)407-1351.
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