Grab your water bottle and rucksack full of peace and understanding stories. Join the journey to explore diverse paths of peace, through arts, video, peace activism, cross-cultural conversations and experiences, stories, faiths, yoga, meditation, services, literature, caring for the environment, healthy food, music, fellowship.
Something is missing: In what ways do you contribute to building or attracting peace? Whether short or strong in your successes, come “break bread” together — literally — to share your experiences and dreams of peace … for relationships, families, neighborhoods, nations, and globe.
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
The annual United Nations International Day of Peace is Sept. 21, a day to create and show support for peace efforts around the world. Here in Weaverville organizers have expanded it to include both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 — in at least 10 venues, plus one in Junction City and one in Hayfork.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
PeaceCast.tv is “Making Peace Visible Worldwide” with videos that will be screening free on large screens in four of the Weaverville venues, variously from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The venues are: Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, Round Table Pizza (with family games), the Parish Hall at Trinity Congregational Church, and next door to Angela’s Bead Art (for children and parents from 10 a.m. to noon, with art project).
PeaceCast.tv “is an online media channel airing content provided by people and organizations worldwide engaged in new cultures of peace and prosperity.” PeaceCast.tv “airs [online] for 48 consecutive hours ... for as long as it’s Peace Day anywhere on the planet.” www.peacecast.tv/. Stop in and relax for as long as you like to watch these short, entertaining and inspiring videos of dance, music, culture, animation, news, public service, etc. from around the world.
“Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.”
Be sure to stop at the “Breaking International Bread Together” table, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to share stories and wisdom (perhaps your favorite quotation on peace or unity) to inspire and uplift others. Think about all the nations and cultures that can be represented by bread. Bring to the table your own meaningful international “loaf” of bread, one representing your connection to people, places or identity (cultural, ethnicity, tradition, etc.) – include condiments, if you like, e.g. butter or cheese as appropriate.
Attendees will feast on the connections and wisdoms that have occurred and will occur at the table.
“There is something profoundly satisfying about sharing a meal. Eating together, breaking bread together, is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences.”
PEACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
(See also FaceBook at Trinity Peace Group & fliers at the
Weaverville Visitor’s Center)
Early-Bird Bonus! 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Northern Delights Coffee, 7091 Highway 3, Hayfork
Findhorn Foundation Community in Scotland, presentation, slides, & songs, with Rachel Anderson and Dave Menefee.
Saturday, Sept. 21
LAWN AREA at Trinity Congregational Church, 735 Main St., Weaverville
— A Cross-Cultural, Fellowship, Art, Music, and Experiential Space
9:00 – 9:30 Opening – interfaith/inter-tradition, with Native American, Christian, Buddhist, Moslem, Baha’i, and Hindu prayers, blessings, songs/chants for peace. (Need: Jewish and Taoist – call Lisa at 623-2226)
9:00 – tbd Native American artifacts on display.
9:30 – tbd Native American Drumming
10:00 – 3:30 “Breaking International Bread Together” Table: Come to the table! BYO cultural or family meaningful bread to share (& condiments, if desired), with a meal-time “connection” story, and inspirational thoughts.”“…breaking bread together is one of the oldest and most fundamentally unifying of human experiences.”
10:00 – 3:30 On-going activities: Making peace flags, experiencing silence and eye contact, honoring our diversity as “flowers of one garden,” solo musicians, etc.
10:00 – 3:30 Ionized drinking water provided by The Water Bar, for health.
PARISH HALL at Trinity Congregational Church
— A Communication, Spirit, and Faith Space
9:00 – 10:00 PeaceCast.tv, streaming international, peace-related videos
10:00 – 11:00 Singing or PeaceCast.tv
11:00 – 12pm The Concept of Bahá’í Consultation as a Path to Unity and Peace, presentation and Q&A.
12:00 – 1:00 PeaceCast.tv
1:00 – 2:30 Exploring 4 Tips for Talking to People We Disagree With, a conversation with Prema Swearingen, while helping (optional) to fold 1,000 origami paper cranes for peace.
2:00 – 3:00 Findhorn Foundation Community in Scotland, slide show and Q&A, with Rachel Anderson sharing insights and experiences gained during a recent two-month trip to Findhorn.
3:00 – 3:30 Singing or PeaceCast.TV
3:30 – 5:30 5 Articles of Faith for Internal and External Peace, presentation by Sikh community, followed by traditional Punjabi vegetarian meal.
TRINITY ALPS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
– Audio-Visual and Peace Activism Space
10:00 – 12:00 PeaceCast.tv.
12:30 – 2:00 Russian North Peace Walk, slideshow and Q&A, with Susan Bower, about her one-month walk with 150 Americans and Soviets for nature and religious freedom and a nuclear war-free world.
2:30 – 3:30 Making Waves: The Rebirth of the Golden Rule, film with Veterans For Peace – Golden Rule Project:
The Golden Rule was the original peace ship that set sail in 1958 to stop nuclear testing in the atmosphere.
The aim of the new Golden Rule is to advance Veterans For Peace opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion.
Tammie’s Book Store, 387-383 Main St. – Peace-related books featured during September
10:00 – 11:00 Food Sovereignty: Connecting Food Systems with Human, Earth, & Animal Well-Being, with Lisa Wyner.
Amrita Yoga Studio, behind Umpqua Bank, 641 Main St.
10:00 – 11:30 Flowing in Peace, with Michelle Schneider and Susan Marie.
Angela’s Bead Art, 641 Main St.
10:30 – 3:00 Percussion for Peace, drum circle and open mic, with Peter and Jennie. BYO drums, percussion, and instruments. Come be a part of the flow of love.
11:00 – 3:00 Art ROCKS! mosaic rocks art/craft project, with Trinity Arts Council.
11:00 – 3:00 PeaceCast.tv, with Digital Healing Computer Services.
10:00 – 12:00 Prayer Flag Making, with Anna Carson. Children & parents welcome!
Round Table Pizza, 120 Nugget Lane
During the day: PeaceCast.TV and family board games to play.
Trinity County Library, 351 Main St. September Book displays featuring peace-related books for kids and adults.
Sunday, Sept. 22
St. Patrick Catholic Church, 102 Church St.
8:15 - ?? Rosary for Peace, Balloon Mission Rosary.
Chagdud Gonpa, 341 Red Hill Road, Junction City
11:00 - 12:30 Finding Peace in Meditation, with Lama Padma