Can you create peace in our troubled world in the middle of a pandemic?
Of course you can, so please participate in
The 35th Annual Observance of the
International Hour For Peace
Thursday, December 31st, 2020, 5:00 to 6:00 A.M.
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really, really early Thursday morning!)
Join millions of people all over the planet for the Peacemakers’ Super Bowl!
Create Inner Peace and World Peace for 2021!
All peacemakers and all paths to peace, sacred and secular, are encouraged to participate!
In honor of the 2020 United Nations International Day of Peace, we are continuing their theme
Shaping Peace Together
Northern Colorado Events
In your home or community!
This year’s Hour For Peace NoCo is dedicated to the three peacemakers who found Eternal Peace in 2020: Nancy Kain on February 21st and Dr. Paul Smith on March 9th, and Dr. Cheryl Beckett on December 21st. Please click here for a tribute to Nancy, here for a tribute to Paul, and here for a tribute to Cheryl.
For the first time in 35 years, due to the pandemic we will not be having a public “Main Event” observance of the International Hour For Peace in Northern Colorado. Fortunately, we are blessed to have several options for online participation. You’ll need to first download Zoom, and it would be best to do a trial run before 4:30 a.m. on Thursday.
*The Centers for Spiritual Living Heart of Peace Committee —
the Heart of Peace Committee Members online Zoom Meeting
*One Heart Retreat Center - https://oneheartretreatcenter.org/2020-world-healing-peace-meditation
*Mile Hi Church in Denver – to join Mile Hi’s Zoom service click here or go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82582783756#success.
*On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centersforspiritualliving…
We are also asking folks to have small, intimate gatherings in their homes with family and a few friends and neighbors joining them on–line. That’s what we often did in Alaska where the event was at 3:00 a.m. and it was usually 30 below zero. It only takes “2 or more” to create synergy when gathered in the name of Jehovah Shalom … meaning “The God of Peace”, “God Is Peace”, and “Where Peace Is, God Is”. For Christians, when 2 or more gather in the Name of the Prince of Peace, He is there with us. Even if you are alone reading the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation — www.quartus.org/world-healing-day/world-healing-meditation/, you’re still connecting with millions of minds all over the planet at that sacred time, and your consciousness does make a difference.
World Healing Meditation Logo
This website contains lots of peace materials, and peace prayers from many different religions are at www.HourForPeace.org/prayers.html. If you need help or ideas to organize a gathering in your home, please feel free to contact the coordinator at DrVickie@att.net or 970 227–1539.
In addition, please visit, like, and share the Hour For Peace NoCo Facebook page, www.facebook.com/InternationalHourForPeaceNoCo. We’ve been posting lots of material on peace, justice, equal rights, and dignity for all.
For scientific information on the Pandemic, Alternative/Natural Healing Modalities, Climate Change, Sustainability, Ecology, Advanced/Alternative Energy Research & Sources, Logic, and Ethics, please visit, like, and share the Tesla Academy page, www.facebook.com/NikolaTeslaAcademy. Last year, a representative of Tesla Academy shared how the technology and philosophy of Nikola Tesla can promote climate action, environmental responsibility, and world peace. And now pinned at the top of the page is a list of natural/alternative healing modalities that strengthen immune systems and kill viruses.
For Christian prayers, music, and scriptures, please visit, like, and share our ministry page, “2 Healing Hearts: two healing hearts dedicated to healing hearts”, www.facebook.com/2HealingHearts. We just finished recording our second album “Fearless Faith!” and the site contains links to listen to and download the songs from it and from our first album “God Speaks!”
Above all, stay home, stay safe, stay well, and pray 2021 is a much better year than 2020.
Peace, Paz, Pacé, Paix, Shalom, Salaam, Shalama, Shanti, Shiwa, Suhl, Solh, Sola, Amani, Ashtee, Fred, Friede, Heian, Heping, Hoa Binh, Mir, Hozho, Wolakota.
Rev. Dr. Victoria Gardner, aka Dr. Vickie, Area Coordinator
35th Annual International Hour For Peace, Northern Colorado
Also known as World Healing Day and World Peace Day, the Hour For Peace is a global effort launched in 1986 by John Randolph Price and the Quartus Foundation to offer people all over the world an opportunity to gather together for peace, love, understanding, and forgiveness 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 synchronistically join millions of minds around the world in prayer, meditation, music, art, dance, poetry, readings, dialogue, and other ways to focus on and manifest lasting peace on Earth.
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.”
In Northern Colorado, our goal is for people to not only gather to pray for and focus on World Peace and Inner Peace during that sacred hour, but also to connect with other peacemakers and peace organizations … and come away with ideas and resources to create and practice peace all year long.
Our paradigm enables us to have numerous observations of the International Hour For Peace all over the area and share the nonprofit covering, website, theme, logo, artwork, posters, publicity, or whatever resources the individual community needs. Whether it’s a large formal program, a simple quiet meditation, or just “two or more gathered” in someone’s home, together we’ll heal our planet and create peace for 2021.
If you're interested in participating in this year's Hour For Peace in any way … by hosting or helping with an event in your home, church or community, please contact the coordinator Victoria Gardner, 970–227–1539, Hour4Peace@att.net. No contribution is too great or too small!
The umbrella organization of the Hour For Peace NoCo is the International Association for New Science, a Wellington non–profit corporation (501C3 #84–1152107) dedicated to research and education in both traditional and non–traditional fields of science. Headed by longtime peacemaker Bob Siblerud, IANS brings together scientists, professionals and lay people. New Science includes topics and phenomena which cannot be explained by traditional science, such as the power of prayer and consciousness, yet have the potential for significant benefit to the health of humanity and planet earth.
The Northern Colorado observances of the 2020 International Hour For Peace are sponsored and supported by a wide variety of community organizations, both sacred and secular. Corporate/business sponsorship is $200 and completely tax deductible. 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!
Please make checks to “Hour For Peace,” 501C3 #84–1152107, and send to Hour For Peace, 2051 Gray Peak Drive, #101, Loveland, Colorado 80538.
Not In Our Town Alliance
Participating individuals and organizations include:
“There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions.
There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions.”
~ Hans Küng
Interpreting the Names of Various Religious Groups
Courtesy of Mike Shreve
Even the names of various religions have interpreted meanings
that strike a harmonious chord within the heart of every spiritual person:
A Buddhist is one who seeks “enlightenment.”
A Christian is one who seeks “Christ-likeness.”
An ECKANKAR devotee is one who seeks to be “a co-worker with God.”
A Jainist is one who seeks to “conquer” attachment to this world.
A Jew is one who seeks to be a source of “praise to God.”
A Kabbalist is one who seeks to “receive” an experience of the Divine
(through the practice and contemplation of the Torah).
A Muslim is one who seeks “submission” to God and to the truth.
A Sikh is one who seeks to be a “disciple,” a “follower” of God or a “learner.”
A Sufi is one who seeks “purity” and “mystical insight.”
A Taoist is one who seeks to live in “the Way.”
A Theosophist is one who seeks “divine wisdom.”
A Yoga devotee is one who seeks to be “yoked with God.”
Without controversy, the interpreted meanings of the names of
these religious groups are descriptive of characteristics that
should mark any sincere seeker of truth.
In making these observations, we are once again confronted with
the inevitable thought. Could it be that we have discovered a
common vein of gold running through all these worldviews?
Even those who are quite zealous about the exclusive claims of
their own religion must admit these similarities and
commonalities exist. Is it possible that at least some “True Light”
radiates from every one of them? Discover awesome insights on
this relevant issue by going to Various Articles and FAQ on
“In Search of the True Light” ©2002 by Mike Shreve.
All Rights Reserved.
LESSONS OF THE GREAT SPIRITUAL TEACHERS
In the West every day we see images of violence and war. War has never solved problems for very long. The defeat of Germany in World War I led to resentment and poverty and eventually to the rise of Hitler and World War II. The wisest teachers have taught a very different lesson.
Jesus said: “…if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:38-41. Jesus taught that violence solves nothing. It only creates more violence. It hurts and angers the victim who vows and plots his revenge. Jesus realized and taught the great lesson that the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend Jesus taught that the only way to end violence is to: “…Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you…” (Matthew 5:44)
The alternative is to create more and more people around the world who hate us and plan and live for our demise. With the increasing power of modern weapons, nuclear, biological, and chemical, even a weak enemy can cause death and suffering on a massive scale. And we know from experience that this only leads to retaliation and escalation. It will only stop when one of two things happens.
(1) Either we destroy ourselves in a global conflict, which has been predicted by many, or
(2) We escape this fate by trying something new: forgive and send love to our enemies, and pray for peace and healing everywhere.
It is up to us to begin the forgiveness process, to love, to send prayers daily around the world to ease the anger and fear, to forgive the violence, to pray for a growing peace. Let the fires of hatred and fear and revenge burn down, let the embers cool. Remember that each of us possesses an immortal soul and is here to learn. Let us follow the teachings of the great Masters of all ages, sowing love and kindness and generosity, and extending it in prayer to all living souls around the world.
When we look beneath the external trappings of any religion, it is remarkable how similar are the underlying beliefs. We offer two examples here. The first is the “Golden Rule,” which in Christianity is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Matthew 7:12
This same belief is taught in most of the world’s religions:
• Buddhism (Udana-Varga): Hurt not others with that which pains yourself.
• Judaism (Leviticus 19:18): You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
• Confucianism (Mencius VII.A.4): Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence.
• Hinduism (The Mahabharata): This is the sum of duty: do naught to others which if done to thee would cause thee pain.
• Islam (Hadith): No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.
The second example is the teaching of Jesus to “turn the other cheek.” In Matthew 5:38-41, He says: “You have heard that it was
said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if anyone strikes you on
the right cheek, turn to him the other also; and if anyone would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak
as well…” This is often considered a more unusual teaching, because it emphasizes that we should not return violence with
violence. In a world torn by terrorism and war, this lesson is too seldom heeded. Yet it is not unique to Christianity. Consider
the following quotes:
• Buddhism (Dhammapada 201): Victory breeds hatred, for the defeated live in pain. Happily live the peaceful, giving up victory and defeat.
• Judaism (Talmud, Baba Kamma 93a): One should choose to be among the persecuted, rather than the persecutors.
• Confucianism (Mencius IV.A.14): In wars to gain land, the dead fill the plains; in wars to gain cities, the dead fill the cities. This is known as showing the land the way to devour human flesh. Death is too light a punishment for such men who wage war. Hence those skilled in war should suffer the most severe punishments.
• Sikhism (Adi Granth, Shalok, Farid): Those who beat you with fists, do not pay them with the same coin, but go to their house and kiss their feet.
• Islam (Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 32): Let there be no injury and no requital.
Such correspondences can be found for almost all religions. Therefore, as the world becomes smaller it would serve us well to look at the underlying similarities in religions, rather than the differences. These similarities are not due to coincidence. They are due to a deep intuitive knowledge on the part of religious founders. These rules seem to describe important truths about how the universe works and how we should live. The alternative, in this time of nuclear and biological warfare and a seriously damaged environment, may be our destruction. A non-violent solution is to pray for global healing and peace.
On Facebook: International Hour For Peace, Northern Colorado
International Hour For Peace Global Website — www.Quartus.org/WorldHealingDay
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/
History of the Hour For Peace — www.hourforpeace.org/history.html
Ways To Practice Peace — www.hourforpeace.org/ways.html
Prayers For Peace From Many Faiths — www.hourforpeace.org/prayers.html
Peace in Many Languages — www.hourforpeace.org/languages.html
If you feel inspired to participate in any of our Northern Colorado events in any way, please contact the regional coordinator, Dr. Victoria Gardner at DrVickie@att.net, 970–227–1539. No contributions are too great or too small!
Mark your calendars for the 35th Annual International Hour For Peace, Wednesday, December 31st, 5:00–6:00 am. Join millions of minds all over the globe at Noon Greenwich Mean Time for the Peacemakers’ Super Bowl to help create inner peace and world peace for 2021. All peacemakers and all paths to peace, both sacred and secular, are encouraged to participate.
Northern Colorado events are continuing the 2020 United Nations theme “Shaping Peace Together”. Because of the pandemic, there will be no public event. People are asked to pray, meditate and otherwise focus on peace from the safety of their homes.
For more information, visit www.hourforpeace.org or contact Regional Coordinator Dr. Vickie, (970) 227–1539, Hour4Peace@att.net.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God.” Matthew 5:9