|of our SIMPLE PEACE VIGIL|
|Special public vigiling to observe and celebrate the Day 2,000 of our around-the-clock global peace vigil:|
|WHEN: Tuesday September 9, 2008, 6 - 10 PM|
|WHERE: Little Chapel of All Nations,
University of Arizona Campus, Tucson, Arizona
|(Corner of First & Highland, one block South of Speedway,
2 blocks W. of Cherry *** Park for free on the Zone One parking lot
at the corner of First and Vine, one block East of the Chapel)
like a green leaf!
|We hereby offer this simple fragile green leaf
as the simple symbol of our simple peace vigil,
simply to express our “simple” hope and love
for profound peace on our imperiled planet.
|This is the TEMPORARY (in development)
Internet home of the local and global around-the-clock
|SIMPLE PEACE VIGIL|
|of those on this fragile planet who believe that
the way to resolve conflicts (especially international conflicts)
is through dialogue, engagement, and cooperation,
as opposed to violence, economic sanctions, and war.
WHO WE ARE
|We are lovers of real peace
on our small blue Earth.
|We are thousands of human beings
who have joined this simple peace vigil so far,
as vigilers, participants, or supporters.
We say, simply: DIALOGUE is the way, not war!
|This is what we share as individuals,
in solidarity for peace and justice.
Besides this common ground in hope,
we do not necessarily share any other
characteristics, beliefs, desires, or goals.
|HISTORY OF OUR VIGIL|
|From its Day One
(7:00 PM, Friday, March 21, 2003)
until its Day 2000
(7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2008),
the time our vigil will formally change
its name to Around-the-Clock
SIMPLE PEACE VIGIL,
it has been known as: Around-the-Clock
Interfaith Vigil to Stop Violence
(Please see www.interfaithful.org for more information).
|The reason for our name change is that
SOME people have mistakenly perceived our vigil
as being a religious or spiritual one, while the reality is
that this vigil is SIMPLY ABOUT PEACE, and says, quite simply:
DIALOGUE is the way, not war!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR VIGIL
|While going about their daily lives, individuals (or groups of 2 or higher) can simply put one or a few green leaves in a bowl of water (a symbol of being "awake" in many ancient cultures) at home, workplace, school, house of worship, natural setting, or other appropriate place of meaning for the person or the group; and/or just simply carry a green leaf--or use other personalized symbol(s) of mindfulness and responsibility, for peace.|
|In addition, individual or group vigiling can become even more meaningful by taking the following many forms, in many settings and kinds of activity, such as : prayer, meditation, prayer meetings, individual or group study on violence, war, peace, environment, current issues, etc.; and also, book study gatherings, educational offerings, personal readings, social activism (especially on issues related to peace and protection of the environment on our imperiled planet), one-to-one conversations for the purpose of learning, teaching, or sharing, group discussions, peace/justice/environment protests or demonstrations, and of course, through helping others, especially to reduce the suffering of those who cannot help themselves.|
Please note that this is our TEMPORARY (in development) web page,
|For more info please contact our vigil's founder,
Moji Agha (Mojtaba Aghamohammadi)
through the following e-mail
(please indicate in the subject line: RE Simple Peace Vigil):
|Telephone: (520) 325-3545|
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