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PT at opening of World March Oct 2 in New York City
Monday 5 October 2009
October 2nd: Interfaith Blessing Ceremony NYC
An interfaith gathering of religious leaders gathered beside New York Harbor, facing the Statue of Liberty, at 8 am yesterday morning, offering prayers of support and protection for the international marchers for The World March for Peace and Nonviolence. The event was opened and closed with a ceremonial flute.
In all, ten short prayers were offered, some sung, others spoken, with representatives of numerous religious and spiritual traditions: Shinto, Sikh, Methodist, Christian Science, Unitarian Universalist, Mennonite, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist and Community of Silo’s Message. Chris Wells spoke as spokesperson of the March, as well as a member of September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows who had lost her brother on United 93. It was a beautiful and very moving ceremony for all who attended, and reminder of the commitment being made around the world in the next 93 days.
- The World March for Peace
- The US leg of the World March for Peace began Fri in NYC. Here is a Terry Greene (third from right) representing Peaceful Tomorrows at the opening ceremonies in NYC Oct 2.
The March began with a sonic boom (non-nuclear of course) at Brooklyn Lyceum with a concert featuring a variety of funk, rock, salsa, folk and North Indian drums and brass performances.
On Oct. 2nd, we celebrated the launching of The World March for Peace and Nonviolence, with a concert in Brooklyn, NY. Chris Wells, the spokesperson for the March in the US, said a few word, and the world was filled with music.