International Hour For Peace, Northern Colorado
December 31st, 5:00 to 6:30 A.M. MST since 1986
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really early in the morning!)

Join millions of minds all over the planet for the Peacemakers’ Super Bowl!

Create Inner Peace and World Peace for the coming year!

All peacemakers and all paths to peace, sacred and secular, are welcome and honored.

Community events include the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation, along with music, prayers,
speakers, and information from a wide variety of local faith, humanitarian, and peace groups.

Peace Fellowship

“Creating and Practicing Peace and Restorative Justice All Year Long”

Peace Fellowship is the activist arm of the International Hour For Peace in Northern Colorado. It presents and supports programs and events on peace, social justice, and humanitarian issues, and on the abolition of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. Our goal is to end all war by educating, enlightening, and empowering peacemakers, lawmakers, and the public.

Events, activities, news, and activism opportunities are posted regularly on Facebook.

For more information, contact Hour For Peace Board members:

Nuclear Weapons Abolition

At the 2024 Academy Awards, Best Actor Recipient Cillian Murphy said, “We’re all living in Oppenheimer’s world” and dedicated his award “to all the peacemakers everywhere.” It followed Director Christopher Nolan’s earlier comments thanking “the individuals and organizations who have fought long and hard to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world.” Murphy’s Oscars message came amid the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Los Angeles–based campaign to leverage attention on the film to underscore that while Oppenheimer is history, nuclear weapons are not. The film motivated many stars to sign on to the #MakeNukesHistory campaign.

With the success of and publicity around “Oppenheimer”, Peace Fellowship is focusing on nuclear weapons abolition.  While the Climate Crisis can destroy humanity in 30–40 years, a few nuclear weapons could destroy us and the planet within a few weeks, or even days! Peace is not only a fundamental human right, but essential for the survival of humanity and our planet.

“Disarmament and non–proliferation are critical not only to a peaceful future, but to our very existence … Let us speak with one loud, clear and united voice. It’s time to stop the madness. We need disarmament now.” — UN Secretary–General António Guterres on International Day for Disarmament and Non–Proliferation Awareness.…/messages…

Peace Fellowship began 2024 with a series of presentations at Fort Collins public libraries. You can view a flyer for previous events here. Similar presentations can be scheduled for and in other venues, and we can create and provide the publicity. They are free to the public and donations are appreciated.

We’re also promoting and sharing the 27–minute documentary Atomic Cover-Up | PBS. This film about the horrific aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima shows graphic details of the complete destruction of the areas and the unbelievable injuries and suffering of the survivors, many of whom died within a few months from radiation poisoning. Most of the footage was hidden from the public, labeled classified, and stored in top secret government and military locations. Only recently has it been available for public viewing.

We’re not trying to scare folks, but hope the horrors the film depicts motivate them to do everything possible to stop the use and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction. Our goal is to help people and governments stop war and resolve disagreements with diplomacy.


Also known as World Healing Day and World Peace Day, the International 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.e Fellowship is the activist arm of the International Hour For Peace in Northern Colorado. Our goal is to end all war by educating, enlightening, and empowering peacemakers, lawmakers, and the public.

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, faith, and humanitarian organizations, events and activities. That way folks can create and practice peace all year long!

If you're interested in participating in the Hour For Peace and/or Peace Fellowship in any way, please contact the regional coordinator Victoria Gardner, 970 227-1539, No contribution is too great or too small.

“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart;
the most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

— Carlos Santana

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Make me an instrument of Your Peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love.
Where there is injury, let me bring pardon. Where there is doubt, let me sow faith.
Make me an instrument of Your Peace. Where there’s despair, let me bring hope.
Where there is darkness, let me bring light. Where there’s sadness, let me bring joy.
Oh, grant me, Lord, that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me an instrument of Your Peace, for it’s in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and in dying we are born to eternal life.

Peace in Israel/Gaza/Palestine

Churches for Middle East Peace calls for de–escalation, humanitarian access,
and addressing systemic issues in Israel/Gaza/Palestine.

Please download Prayers for Israel and Palestine.pdf

“The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom … But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peaceable, gentle, considerate, full of mercy and good fruits, without inconstancy or insincerity. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace.” James 3:13–18

Please download Prayers for Refugees.pdf


Hour For Peace NoCo:

Paul Gessler, Veterans’ Advocate, Conscientious Objector, and Nuclear Weapons Abolition Activist, is an active voice for world peace. He has written two books of poetry, “Peace Pilgrimage” and “Haiku Meds.” View selections of his work at Peace&Poetry.

Zonta Club of Fort Collins,, on Facebook. Founded in 1919, Zonta International professionals work together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Contact local President Julie Trone,

Fort Collins Bahá'í Center,; 155 W Harvard St. Suite 101, Fort Collins, 970 631-6150, “The Bahá’í Faith is a system of belief and action based on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh; that all people are essentially the members of one human family, that we must all learn to live in peace and harmony.” On Facebook.

Interfaith Chant & Dances of Universal Peace, 7–9 p.m. every 4th Saturday of the month at Unity of Fort Collins. These musical, embodied prayer practices including sacred phrases from many religious traditions are led by Sára Rain, 970-227-5275,,

Polestar Garden Community Kirtan Kirtan | Unity Fort Collins — Wednesdays, 6–7:30 p.m., Unity of Fort Collins Friendship Room. Kirtan songs and chants are a mystical, spiritual, and beautiful way to invoke the Divine. For more information, contact Vina Ketty at 617-571-5740.

History of the Hour For Peace —

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For Christian prayers, music, and scriptures, please visit, like, and share “2 Healing Hearts Ministry: two healing hearts dedicated to healing hearts” at Our albums “God Speaks!” and “Fearless Faith!” are available at YouTube, Apple/ITunes, Spotify, IHeart Radio, and Amazon (buy an album for $9.49 or individual songs for $.99).

Paul K. Chappell’s work on “Peace Literacy,” “Waged Peace” and “The Road to Peace” Book Series —,,

“Peace Literacy has the capacity to repair our broken parts and create a nonviolent world anchored in dignity, meaning, purpose, and compassion for all. Given the crucial role that Peace Literacy can play, I support the recognition of education in Peace Literacy as a universal human right.” — 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1931-2021.

We are standing on holy ground, and it is holy because we are standing on it.

Sponsoring Individuals and Organizations:

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 International Hour For Peace are sponsored and supported by a wide variety of community organizations, both sacred and secular. Corporate/business sponsorship is $250 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.

Peace Fellowship

“Creating and Practicing Peace and Restorative Justice All Year Long”

“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God.” Matthew 5:9