My suggestion is that all anti-war activists should attend the event below and meet and recruit as many interested people as possible into the anti-war movement. Anti-war signs would be great and, of course, anti-war petitions to sign up as many people as possible are virtually essential. I take the statement from below: ".....we shall walk together in silence, with no banners and no pickets. The walk will not be a petition addressed to anyone, nor will it be a demonstration against anyone." As a recommendation and as a statement of what those who agree with this position will do rather than as an order prohibiting those who want to have signs or petitions form having them. In other words I recommend that those who do not want signs and/or petitions be free not to have them and those who do want signs and/or petitions be free to have them as well. Isn't that the most free position to take?
Cindy Sheehan & Thich Nhat Hanh on Saturday, October 8th, 10:00AM at McArthur Park for a Silent Peace Walk to Promote Healing in US
Please distribute widely Join Cindy Sheehan and Renowned Vietnamese Peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh for a Silent Peace Walk to Promote Healing in US on Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at McArthur Park
WHAT: Silent Peace Walk
WHEN: The walk begins at 10 a.m.on Saturday, October 8, 2005
WHERE: MacArthur Park, 2230 West 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057.
WHO: Join Thich Nhat Hanh, 'Peace Mom' Cindy Sheehan, the monks and nuns of Deer Park Monastery and Plum Village, France .
As America struggles with its suffering, poverty, and racial and religious tensions, renowned peacemaker Thich Nhat Hanh will lead a mindful, silent peace walk Oct. 8th in Los Angeles to support the country's healing. ( http://www.peaceiseverystep.net/ )
"You are invited to come and walk peacefully," says Thich Nhat Hanh. "We shall walk in such a way that each step we make becomes a realization of peace; each step becomes a prayer for peace and harmony. Children will join us and we shall walk together in silence, with no banners and no pickets. The walk will not be a petition addressed to anyone, nor will it be a demonstration against anyone. The walk is to unite our heart, to nurture our togetherness and to dissipate fear and separation."
Thich Nhat Hanh is revered as one of the greatest peacemakers of our times. He was nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize and has been a Buddhist monk, peace activist and advocate of love and forgiveness since the age of 16. He has survived persecution, three wars, and 40 years of exile from his native Vietnam. Earlier this year the Vietnamese government allowed Thich Nhat Hanh to return to Vietnam.
"If you are a Buddhist, please come," says Hanh. "If you are a Christian, please come. If you are Jewish, Muslim, or belong to or identify with any other religious creed or peace organization, please come. If you are white, brown, black, yellow, red or any other color, please come."
Thich Nhat Hanh, who is the author of more than 100 books, says, "We shall learn together that wrong perceptions of self and others are at the foundation of separation, fear, hate, and violence, and that togetherness and collaboration are possible. Let us begin anew in our country by listening deeply to each other. Let us also begin anew in the world community by listening deeply and taking care of each other as one family and ending war."
Starmail - 6. Okt, 23:39