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Of course you do, so please mark your calendars to participate in
The 27th Annual Fort Collins Observance of
The International Hour For Peace
Monday, December 31st, 4:45 to 6:15 AM
(That's Noon Greenwich Mean Time and for us, really, really early Monday morning!)
916 West Prospect Road, Fort Collins
Just Northeast of the corner of Shields and Prospect
Logo courtesy of Ron Radhoff
The International Hour For Peace has been an integral part of Fort Collins New Years celebrations every one of the 27 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 labeled. The altar will include symbols of many different faiths.
This year’s program will open with a special healing prayer for the victims of all the tragedies of 2012, including the fires, Hurricane Sandy, and the mass shootings. The program will include a community Kirtan (Hindu call and response chanting) led by Dhara Carter, the beautiful angelharp music of Michael Riversong, and a reading by one of the middle school students who was a finalist in the essay contest of our local chapter of the United Nations Association. Their topic was “human trafficking”, and we’ll learn more about what we can do to assist the United Nations in eliminating it.
Hot tea and coffee will be available, and there's 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.
CREATE WORLD PEACE AND INNER PEACE:
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."
ENJOY BREAKFAST AFTERWARDS:
2012 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS:
The Fort Collins observance of the 2012 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:
* The Northern Colorado Multi-Faith Coalition,
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you feel inspired to participate in the Fort Collins event in any way, please contact the coordinator, Dr. Victoria Gardner at DrVickie@att.net (970)663-9001.No contributions are too great or too small!
MEDIA AND PUBLICITY:
90 Second Public Service Announcement:
27th Annual International Hour For Peace, Monday, December 31st, 4:45-6:15 a.m., at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 916 West Prospect Road. Join millions of people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2013. The theme of the Fort Collins event is "2012: A New Vision Of Peace". All paths to peace are honored, both sacred and secular, and the event includes music, prayers, speakers and resources from a variety of local faith, pace and humanitarian groups as well as the John Randolph Price World Healing Meditation. The Meditation will be preceded by a Hindue Kirtan led by Dhara Carter, and then accompanied by the beautiful angel harp music of Michael Riversong. For more information, visit www.fortnet.org/hr4peace To volunteer, contact the coordinator Dr. Vickie, DrVickie@att.net or (970)663-9001. We need volunteers!
One Minute Public Service Announcement
27th Annual International Hour For Peace, Monday, December 31st, 4:45-6:15 a.m. at
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 916 West Prospect Road. Join millions of people all over the
world at Noon Greenwich Mean Time to focus on world peace and inner peace for 2013.
15 Second Public Service Announcement:
27th Annual International Hour For Peace, Monday, Dec. 31, 4:45-6:15 am, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 916 West Prospect Road. The theme of this year's Fort Collins event is "2012: A New Vision Of Peace". Join people all over the world at Noon Greenwich Time for prayer, meditation, music, speakers, etc. focusing on world peace and inner peace for 2013. For more info, visit www.fortnet.org/hr4peace or contact coordinator Dr. Vickie, DrVickie@att.net (970)663-9001.