“You Are the Light of the World” Gaiafield Global Shift Meditation-GLOBAL

January 18th, 2017

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David Nicol, founder of the Gaiafield Project, invited Deborah Moldow to lead the monthly Global Shift Meditation, hosted by The Shift Network. Deborah chose the theme, “You Are the Light of the World,” offering a meditation that led everyone to plant Peace Poles of light all over the world.

This meditation can be accessed at http://theshiftnetwork.com/meditation/LightOfTheWorld/recording.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for The World Peace Prayer Society

ICERM “Pray for Peace” New York City-USA

January 18th, 2017

ICERM “Pray for Peace” New York City
Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive
November 3, 2016

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The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation produced an event entitled Pray for Peace at the Interchurch Center in New York City. On November 2-3, 2016, more than one hundred conflict resolution scholars, practitioners, policymakers, religious leaders, and students from diverse fields of study and professions from more than 15 countries gathered for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, and the Pray for Peace event – a multi-faith, multi-ethnic, and multi-national prayer for global peace. Rev. Deborah Moldow was invited as a guest speaker, bringing along a Peace Pole that was prominently featured throughout the event.

A highlight was the presentation of an award presented by ICERM president Basil Ugorji to the “Interfaith Amigos,” a rabbi, an imam and a minister dedicated to interfaith harmony.

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Deborah was delighted to meet again Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman, whom she had met at Mt. Fuji during the launch event for the Fuji Declaration and Symphony of Peace Prayers in May 2015. Both men of cloth gave uplifting presentations that left everyone with great hope for the future.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for the World Peace Prayer Society

 

 

Lift Up America Campaign-USA

January 18th, 2017

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Prior to the U.S. presidential elections, numerous organizations were calling for prayers and collective meditation events with aligned purposes: not to promote a particular outcome, but rather to raise the consciousness of the nation.

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Deborah Moldow approached various groups with the idea of forming a coalition that would cross-promote one another’s initiatives. The result was the Lift Up America Campaign that included The World Peace Prayer Society, Source of Synergy Foundation, the Gaiafield Project, America Meditating Radio and UNIFY.

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A video was produced for the coalition by Source of Synergy and LinkMedia and shared widely on Facebook that featured the WPPS Prayers for USA Webinar on November 5th and the prayer “May Peace Prevail in the United States of America.” More than 28,000 viewed the video.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for The World Peace Prayer Society

Opening to the Spirit of the United Nations: Music, Mindfulness & Meditation-United Nations-USA

January 17th, 2017

OPENING TO THE SPIRIT OF THE UNITED NATIONS:
Music, Mindfulness & Meditation

On October 28, 2016, the Sacred and Transcendental Arts Working Group brought together representatives of NGOs, CSOs, UN Agencies and Missions along with performers of sacred and secular music in a program called, “Opening to the Spirit of the U.N.: Music, Meditation and Mindfulness.” This program focused on how the sacred arts of music, meditation and mindfulness can be vehicles for support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (Promote Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies). The event featured ceremony, inspiring speakers and a variety of music.

Rev. Deborah Muldow (front) with Yanni Maniates, Ben Bowler, Sean and Rastas

Rev. Deborah Muldow (front) with Yanni Maniates, Ben Bowler, Sean and Rastas

This event was sponsored by The Sacred and Transcendental Arts Working Group of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns-New York (“CSVGC”) as a closing to the 2016 Week of Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns.

Tom W. Q. Jiang, co-chairman of the Global Peace Messengers Alliance, a Chinese peace NGO

Tom W. Q. Jiang, co-chairman of the Global Peace Messengers Alliance, a Chinese peace NGO

Deborah Moldow, the Representative to the United Nations for the World Peace Prayer Society, helped to organize the event. She offered a Call to Purpose that included the prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” – and the more than 100 people gathered all responded by spontaneously repeating the prayer. Deborah suggested that Sustainable Development Goal #16 would serve as a bridge to a culture of peace that would draw forth the Divine Spark in all humanity, as stated in the Fuji Declaration.

Jake Blackbear Singer

Jake Blackbear Singer

A small Peace Pole graced the altar through the opening indigenous prayer songs by Jake “Blackbear” Singer and inspiring speakers Dr. Kurt Johnson, Ben Bowler of 1God.com, Dr. Andrew Vidich, and Sharon Hamilton-Getz. Drs. J.J. and Desiree Hurtak offered a meditation with stunning visuals on the large screen, including a shot from the WPPS event in the UN General Assembly and one showing Deborah with a large Peace Pole. There were numerous performances, including a rousing Reggae finale by Pato Banton and Antoinette.

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Pato Banton

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Later, Jake Blackbear told Deborah that he was headed to Washington, DC to offer a Pipe Ceremony inside the courtyard of the Pentagon on Nov. 4-5 with only 19 others invited. Deborah offered him the desktop Peace Pole to bring along, in alignment with the large Peace Pole inside the Pentagon chaplain’s chapel.

2016 Peace Pals International artwork displayed at FABI-Celle, GERMANY

January 17th, 2017

Artwork from 2016 Peace Pals International Art Competition  were displayed at the “Family Education Center” (also known as the “FABI Center”)  in the town of Celle, Germany.

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Celle is located one hour south of Hamburg.

In the Family Education Center, parents and children can subscribe to a variety of courses, such as:  studying foreign languages, computer classes, arts, culture, and more.  FABI Center is open to the public seven-days a week.

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Mrs. Kristina Bork,  an Art Instructor  at the FABI Center, introduced the 2016 Peace Pals International theme  “Unity in diversity” to the Management.

It was agreed that 50 pieces of artwork will be exhibited from November 2016 to January 2017.

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The local newspaper of Celle reported on the inauguration of the exhibition. At one stage,  a few Syrian refugee women studying German at the FABI Center looked at the painting trying hard to understand what the exhibition is all about.They were so pleased to find the peace message,  “MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH” written in the Arabic language on one of the paintings submitted by a child from the United Arab Emirates.

https://www.fabi-celle.de/

 

Yoga in the Sacred Grove-The World Peace Sanctuary-Wassaic, NY-USA

January 17th, 2017

Yoga 2016 at WPS

The World Peace Sanctuary continues to host Hatha Yoga
offered on Monday evenings.

Peace Pole Library officially launched on November 14th, 2016-USA

January 10th, 2017

The Peace Pole Project and Little Free Library merged on this Project in a collaborative expansion of the peace prayer ideals.

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The Little Free Library organization in collaboration with The Peace Pole Project of The World Peace Prayer Society have developed a partnership that serves a new library concept.

The Peace Pole Library is a monument that serves both the sharing of books and the sharing of peace. The tower like structure works as a Little Free Library with three shelves for neighbors to share books with neighbors.

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The Peace Pole Library also shares the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in 83 languages.

On November 14th, the Little Free Library was presented on the “View”, a popular ABC Daytime morning show. The Little Free Library was chosen as “Top” of Whoopi Goldberg’s list of “Favorite Things.”

Afterwards, Todd Bol, Founder of Little Free Library gifted Whoopi Goldberg with The Peace Pole Library in celebration of her 60th Birthday.

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Pre Launch of the Peace Pole Library… as September 15th marks the civil rights anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed the 4 schoolgirls in 1963. The Little Free Library founder,Todd Bol, spoke in Birmingham and gave away 4 Peace Pole Libraries as a tribute to these 4 girls and as “prayer for peace,” May Peace Prevail On Earth.

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Todd gave one Peace Pole Library to other organizations in each city of Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Atlanta.

Todd then proceeded to Washington, D.C. to attend the Library of Congress National Book Festival, where 2 two more Peace Pole Libraries were given away as part of that visit.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Ann Marie Robustelli
The Peace Pole Project
The World Peace Sanctuary
WPPS

Plant Communication Workshop-hosted by The World Peace Prayer Society at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY – USA

January 10th, 2017

In July and August-2016,  Karine Gordineer offered an Introduction followed by a 2-day Workshop on Plant Communication at The World Peace Sanctuary.

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Karine Gordineer is the Owner/Founder of Green Girl Herbs and Healing in Hopewell Junction, New York.  Karine introduced her students to the concept of plants as “sentient beings” and sharing ways of how we can interact with plants on this level.

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Scientific studies show plants can communicate with each other as well as with other species. The Plant Communication Workshop is designed to take people to ever deepening levels of connection to gain direct access to the consciousness and wisdom of the plants for life-changing personal and planetary healing & expansion.

This very experiential workshop offered:

  • Developing sensory awareness of plants
  • Accessing plant consciousness through the Shamanic Journey
  • Communication through light, sound, and breath
  • Entering the Daydream of the Plants
  • Discovering Your Plant Ally
  • Green Breath, transformational breath work created by Pam Montgomery
  • Journeying with the Music of the Plants

Students journeyed with the “Music of Plants” utilizing the plants on The World Peace Sanctuary grounds.  Melodic communication was offered by the ancient walnut trees located in the Sacred Grove with the use of an instrument/device that was designed and developed in Italy by the Damanhurians who have always been active in researching communication with the forces of nature.

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The instrument is able to capture the electromagnetic variation of the surface of the leaves and roots, and turn them into sounds.

Take a listen, as we have offered it here for you and also a photograph of the instrument used.

The melody “sounds” will take your breath away!

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At  the end of a most extraordinary weekend,  Karine shared her sentiments by saying,  “ It was so wonderful to share the expansive and heart-centered energy of plant consciousness. The World Peace Sanctuary is a wonderful place to engage with spirits of the plants.”

May Peace Prevail On Earth for All Life on Earth!

Ann Marie Robustelli
Assistant to Executive Director
at The World Peace Sanctuary
WPPS

 

IDP Celebration at St Paul College of  Pasig City,  Metro Manila – PHILIPPINES

January 10th, 2017

The St. Paul College of Pasig City, celebrated IDP this year, spearheaded by the coalition of groups supporting works of UN. The UNIHARMONY sponsored this year’s celebration at the college to educate the youth on their role in the implementation of the Building Blocks for Peace- Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) adopted one year ago by the 193 UN member state nations.

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One of the groups in the Uniharmony is the Peacemakers Circle Foundation- where I served on the board,and where the BSK- Mandala holds office.

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St. Paul is in Metro Manila, a commercial center in the metropolis.   Dr. Genevieve B. Kupang of  St. Paul College Research Dept., and member of Peacemakers, coordinated all the preparations with our help.

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Mario “Toots” Fungo
WPPS Peace Representative in the Philippines

The National Kidney and transplant Institute-NKTI celebrates Peace Day, Quezon City-PHILIPPINES

January 5th, 2017

 

NKTI celebrates Peace Day during IDP week,at the Peace Pole planted in 2015.

The peace day is the hospital’s way of joining UN/IDP OBSERVANCE every year.  The NKTI is a government hospital situated in the heart of Quezon City, the political capital of the country.  Department heads of the hospital also attend the celebration.

Marion “Toots” Fungo
WPPS Peace Representative in the Philippines