Creating a Culture of Peace Celebrating a Sustainable Future September 11 – 21 Culminating on the International Day of Peace —————————————————————————– Check out the Complete Guide to 11 Days of Global Unity for the full scope of worldwide activities. During the 11 Days, Gary Schineller suggests you try greeting all your friends by saying “Hello From My Heart”. What are YOU doing for a better world? Whatever it is, post it on the Global Unity Calendar! And then Pass It On! ——————————————————————————– Dear Friends, We are excited to invite you to be part of the 5th Annual Celebration of 11 Days of Global Unity Sept. 11-21! This message focuses on New York activities, so if you or your friends are in New York in September, we hope you will join us for some of the extraordinary NYC 11 Days events listed below. To find more events, go to the links of some of our allied organizations (listed below) and look under USA/New York. You can also check the 11 Days Guide and the Global Unity Calendar We hope to see you there! Rick Ulfik Founder and Director We, The World http://www.WeTheWorld.org ——————————————————————————– 11 Days of Global Unity Leading Participant Descriptions In New York City and Beyond ——————————————————————————– Thursday Sept 11, 2008 The September Concert http://www.septemberconcert.orgon September 11th Worldwide with over 200 locations For more listings in your area (such as NYC) go to: www.septemberconcert.org/concertlist.php To organize your own concert, go to: www.septemberconcert.org/organize.php New York Concerts in all 5 boroughs, Long Island, Upstate, etc for example: Fisher Brothers / Here We Go Productions 1345 Avenue of the Americas Plaza Plaza in front of 1345 Avenue of the Americas, between 54th and 55th Streets in Manhattan 12:00 pm – 02:30 pm A cappella Singers Downtown Express, Gospel group The Tones of Joy, Janet Van Kline and Friends, Manhattan Brass Quintet, Saint Columcille’s Pipers ——————————————————————————– Thursday Sept 11, 2008 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Ribbon of Tangible Hope joining RIBBON JOINING AND INTERFAITH PRAYER FOR PEACE The Ribbon International ( mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ) http://www.theribboninternational.org When: Thurs., Sept. 11, 2008 Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: NYC, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park, 47 st. and 1st. ave., across the street from the UN then onto the WTC memorial site to do the same. What: NYC, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Park, 47th st. and 1st Ave. across from the UN, Ribbon joining, read the interfaith prayer for peace and moment of meditation then onto the WTCn memorial site via subway carrying Ribbons to do the same. We will bring extra Ribbons (peace art project, http://www.theribboninternational.org ) for those who need one. ——————————————————————————– Friday Sept 12, 2008 Interdependence Day Co-Existence or No Existence! If you organize an Interdependence Day event, post it at http://www.GlobalUnityCalendar.org ——————————————————————————– Saturday Sept 13, 2008 http://www.earthdance.org September 13th Worldwide with over 300 locations For more listings in your area (such as NYC) go to: www.earthdance.org/locations Earthdance is the world’s largest synchronized music & dance festival for Peace. Occurring once a year, Earthdance unites over 300 events in 70+ countries. What links all the events is the Prayer for Peace – a downloadable MP3 file – that is played around the world at the exact same moment. On September 13, 2008 you can be a part of this amazing experience! REGISTER TODAY TO DO YOUR OWN EARTHDANCE EVENT: To be considered an official Earthdance Public Event, you must register and be approved by the Earthdance International Coordinator. Please contact us at: mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Sign-Up to host a Private Earthdance Event: www.earthdance.org/private GIVE PEACE A DANCE! Download the Prayer for Peace: http://www.earthdance.org/prayerforpeace The Prayer Time in your Time Zone: 4pm PST (World Time Server) ——————————————————————————– Saturday Sept 13, 2008 You Are Cordially Invited To Our VIP Peace Through Unity Foundation Film Premier United Hosted By John Petrocelli On September 13th 2008 @ 10:00 PM @ Destinos 51 Street And First Avenue In Association With Ninive Gonzalez – Luthien Melchior And Honoree Moshe Rosenbergs Birthday Brought To You By The Peace Through Unity Foundation Featuring Nancy Danino Live Http://www.Myspace.Com/Nancydanino1 Open Wine Bar And Hors D’oeuvres Donations and all proceeds go to the Peace Through Unity Foundation projects a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating World Wide Unity. For more info: mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 14, 2008 9AM-5PM 7th Annual Vigil for International Peace http://www.vigil4internationalpeace.org September 14th 2008 9am to 5pm Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City International Speakers Childrens Choirs Art For PEace Crystal Tones Music Pop Classical and Folks Music Poetry Vibrational healing Interfaith Prayers The Vigil for International Peace is a transformational effort dedicated to promulgate peace through music, art, poetry, dance and prayer. The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken humanity to harmony and peace through the power of intent and celebration. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities to achieve alignment and recognize the oneness in all. At 9:00 am the Opening Ceremony Prayer and Blessing initates the day. This will be followed by a special program of musical presentations, song, dance, interactive art and peace meditations. ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 14, 2008 9/11 Unity Walk 5:00 pm Claire Droste ( mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ) http://www.911unitywalk.org Sunday, September 14, 5:00 pm Please join us as we come together – through contemplative walking, the spoken word, and music – to demonstrate solidarity of faiths and a shared call for peace. The Walk will begin with an Opening Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in Battery Park. Following a brief flower ceremony at Ground Zero, we will end with a Closing Ceremony in St. Peter’s Catholic Church (22 Barclay Street). To contribute to the success of this event, please contact 212.338.9140 or mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also learn more about the Unity Walk – in NYC and DC – at http://www.911unitywalk.org . ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 14, 2008 A Family Day Celebration of God’s Creation Dennis Bludnicki ( mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ) There will be an Environmental Awareness workshop at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church from 1pm to 3pm. There will be a film & discussion for the adults entitled “Lighten Up!” at 1pm and 2pm and a workshop for the children on the theme of ‘water’. Also, there will be a group tour of the church and it’s stained glass windows will be discussed. The tour will begin at 1:30pm and at 2:30pm. Also the 69th Street block association will be hosting their annual street fair ( from 12nn to 6pm) which will include live music, a a cook-out on the streets; a book sale and t-shirt sale. The Church is located between Columbus Ave. & Broadway on 69th Street in Manhattan.. ——————————————————————————– Tuesday Sept 16, 2008 7PM Screening of Internationally Acclaimed, Award Winning Documentary, “To Touch the Soul” http://www.totouchthesoul.com A 70-minute feature-length documentary Plus discussion afterwards with the filmmaker Teresa Hagen! One Spirit Learning Alliance Room 1500, 330 West 38th Street New York City , New York 10018 Cost: $10 Suggested Donation This award-winning documentary produced by Teresa Hagen is about Professor Carlos Silveira and a group of American Art Students in a pilot program to use drawing and painting with impoverished children in Cambodia. Through art, these children express their wishes and desires for their futures. Co-sponsored by the One Spirit Learning Alliance and We, The World. Please tell all your NY friends and come and support our film! Teresa Hagen ( mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ) ——————————————————————————– Friday Sept 19, 2008 11th Annual student observance of the International Day of Peace @ the U.N. Friday, 19th September 2008 The satellite video-conference event, from 10:00 am 1:00 pm (New York time), will bring together about 600 middle and high school students at United Nations Headquarters with others at participating sites in United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world. Dr. Jane Goodall and/or other U.N. Messengers of Peace will be in attendance. Middle and high school Teachers are invited to register themselves and their students before Sept. 10th. Please send each participant’s name and the contact information for each group to: mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org . Seating will be on a first come first serve basis. ——————————————————————————– Friday, Saturday & Sunday Sept 19-21, 2008 http://www.coalitionforonevoice.org Coalition For One Voice World Shift to Peace Festival Presented in association with One Spirit’ Learning Alliance September 19th, 20th and 21st with Matthew Fox each day plus many others at the Sept. 20th Festival Friday Sept 19th – Cosmic Mass 6:30-9:30PM Where: 4th Universalist Church – Central Park West at 76th Street, New York, NY (map) Doors open 6:30, Mass runs 7:30-9:30 Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime worship experience that unites community across religions, cultures, and generations. Sacred wisdom from western, eastern, and global indigenous traditions is blended with ecstatic music, poetry, dancing, and multimedia imagery. Artists and musicians collaborate with spiritual leaders to reinvent and revitalize worship. click http://www.onespiritinterfaith.org/events/08-cosmic_mass.htm for more info. more details copy to my calendar Saturday Sept 20th – World Shift to Peace Festival 1PM-5:30PM @ 4th Universalist Society Central Park West and 76th St. in Manhattan $30 at door; with reserved seating by preregistration at http://worldshift2peacefestival.eventbrite.com SCHEDULE– framed by ceremony, music and more: featuring the “Alleluia” from Mass for the 21st Century by Carman Moore; welcome and introductions by Linus Roache (spiritual practitioner and star of NBC’s “Law and Order”) 1PM- 2 PM: Keynote Address “World Shift to Peace” by Interspiritual Pioneer Matthew Fox 2PM- 5:30 PM: Concurrent Workshops and Presentations by COV’s world class organizational and individual members and its Focus Circles, including What is Enlightenment Magazine, We, The World, Integral Yoga Institute, Alex and Allyson Grey, Integral Institute, One Spirit Learning Alliance, Dr. Woodsen Merrell, Meriam’s Well, New York Sierra Club, Natural Wakefulness Center, New Realities, VISTAR, Inspired Futures, and many more… Workshops follow an “A” Session and “B” Session format: “A” at 2:30 PM and “B” at 3:35 PM. Workshops are 50 minutes and there is an addition 15 minute movement period between each. Sunday Sept 21st 2-4:30PM BOOK EVENT with Matthew Fox on “Divine Masculine and Sacred Feminine” @ East West Books 48 Fifth Ave at 14th St. in Manhattan, New York City (with panel: Judy Martin, Lynne Feldman, Michael Pergola, Loch Kelly and Kurt Johnson) COV InterSpiritual Dialogue Focus Circle and EastWest Books; $20 at door; see http://www.eastwestnyc.org www.eastwestnyc.org for preregistration: http://worldshift2peacefestival.eventbrite.com ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 21, 2008 The International Day of Peace! For complete information on the International Day of Peace go to: International Day of Peace Vigil International Day of Peace (Overview) Peace One Day Global Unity Calendar ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 21, 2008 Effective Communication with Clients Dian Killian ( mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org ) http://www.brooklynnvc.org You are invited to a special, one-day workshop for professionals. How can therapists turn challenging moments with clients into opportunities for greater connection and trust? In providing health care, situations can arise where you want to be forthright and direct: regarding time; money; acceptable behaviour; and concerns about health and treatment. You also want to be sure you have been accurately heard, have heard your clients and that your clients are comfortable about being honest with you. In this interactive workshop, participants will utilize role-playing, demonstrations and exercises to learn direct and honest communication skills to support their clients, their practice and personal well-being. For more information please visit: http://www.Brooklynnvc.org ——————————————————————————– Sept 24, 2008 GREENING THE EMPIRE STATE: POWERING THE FUTURE Dan Hendrick ( mailto: email@example.com ) http://www.nylcv.org/events/greening_the_empire_state_solar_power First of three forums: SOLAR POWER. 8am breakfast, 9am – 11am forum. Location: NYU’s Kimmell Center, 60 Washington Square North (West 4th St, take A,B,C,D,E,F,Q or 1,6 to Bleeker). To reserve your seat, call: 212 361 6350, x205 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com . Symposium will feature policy makers, regulators, industry insiders, and financial experts to discuss the pros and cons of each energy source for New York, beginning with Solar on Sept. 24. Hosted by The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund ( http://www.nylcv.org ) and NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. ——————————————————————————– Sunday Sept 28, 2008 ECOFEST September 28th Lincoln Center in New York City http://www.ecofest.org ECOFEST is turning 20 in 2008! Launched as an environmental event where people would get information, get involved, find products, learn about services and be entertained by people who care about the environment. As many as 15,000 people attend ECOFEST each year. A major focus of ECOFEST is conservation of our natural resources and innovative alternative-energy technologies. This years ECOFEST will again feature the SEOTO (Sources of Energy Other Than Oil) Alternative Fuels Display. In addition to the SEOTO Display, ECOFEST regular features include the World Solar Stage with performers such as Blacksmith, Traci Mann Tap Dance Company and the ECOFASHION SHOW presenting collections made of 100% organic and recycled material. The ECOFEST ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE offers free seminars where key environmental issues are discussed with renowned experts. ——————————————————————————– More About 11 Days of Global Unity In 2004 We, The World ( http://www.WeTheWorld.org ) launched 11 Days of Global Unity as a breakthrough platform for linking local awareness and action campaigns into an inspiring international movement for peace, sustainability and transformation. Supporters of the launch included Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and 11 Days Honorary Co-Chairs Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Irene Khan (Secretary General of Amnesty International), Marianne Williamson, John McConnell (one of the original Founders of Earth Day), Hazel Henderson, Ervin Laszlo, Jonathan Granoff, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Robert Thurman, Sally Fisher, Riane Eisler, Lynne Twist, Paul Winter, Nina Meyerhof, and New York City Councilman Alan J. Gerson. You Make The Difference Please spread the word about all this, especially to the media, so more people will be able to see that the transformative “shift” (to peace and sustainability) is not only possible, it’s happening! And to make sure the shift happens fast enough so we all have a Livable Future, please support your favorite organizations listed here, especially We, The World! ( www.WeTheWorld.org/donate ) Thank you!?