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Celebrating our 10th Anniversary

The Peace Bell Foundation in Hopewell Junction is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and will begin this fall seasons with Peace Poles being planted/dedicated at Fishkill Plains Elementary Sept 20th and NFA North in Newburgh. Beginning this year, with encouragement from the Yale Consortium Peace Study, that Peace should be initiated in the early grades, we have now developed a 5th grade Peace Essay Contest at Fishkill Plains Elementary and at the 5thgrades of Newburgh’s Elementary Schools.
The following have been the foundations accomplishments these past 10 years.
Peace Walks: Across & Along the Hudson 52 + Peace Poles: Made, Planted & Dedicated Peace Booklet, 24 pages - made in 2012-13 - Rotary’s Activities Promoting Peace” Resonate in Love, Ring In Peace Desktop Peace Saying Mini Book 4 Peace Conferences. - 2 Rotary Int. Conf. (Atlanta & Toronto) Rotary Peace Award at Rotary UN Day 2015-16…
New Initiatives for 2019-2020 and Beyond: Peace Essay Contest, 5th grade - Planting Pea…
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Interesting to see on 60 Minutes coding starting in the early elementary grades especially with girls....millions of these jobs go unfilled...Peace and learning about it is the same situation and billions of these human beings are being unfulfilled and fragmented
·"Compassion is not a religious business, it is human business; it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival."Dalai Lama
Yale College’s - Early Child Peace Consortium…Creating a Culture of Peace certainly emphasizes these ideas.
"Make the image of peace as compelling as the image of war. Teach peace as a value, a tool, a habit, a virtue, and a rule. Can we teach children that the law of the planet Earth is peace?"Melvin Ming, Former CEO Sesame Workshop
https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/fcpb/ecpc/Early Child Peace Consortium …Creating a Culture of Peace Science says that peace is possible — and the science of early childhood development can facilitate the development of a more peaceful world. dr. james leckman
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Where has humanity been and where are we going? ...the following may give you some ideas and a sense of this journey?


Statement: The Real National Emergency Is the Continued Hatred and Scapegoating of Migrants There is currently a national emergency in the US, but it is not at the border…it is in the executive order that has just come from the White House. Through this executive order desperate women, children, and men fleeing violence, fear, and hatred in their home countries continue to be demonized and slandered by the president. This galvanization of fear among U.S. citizens and the allocation of billions of dollars to build a wall to keep out people who have been forced to migrate to the U.S. is as spiritually toxic as it is irrational. Eight billion dollars could contribute greatly to programs of aid and creating systems that ensure the health and well-being of U.S. citizens as well as migrants. Clearly, the well-being of humans is not the priority of President Trump as he continues to scapegoat migrants and feed the narrative that immigrants are the reason for any political or economic issues in…
I agree and believe this is the real issue facing not only our country bet the world. People are always looking for their own comfort without realizing how lucky they are and how appreciate they should be. Our true happiness, joy and peace comes from Service, service to the least of those who have just the bare necessities most take for granted. We live on a small and vulnerable planet in which we are all connected whether we know it or like it that is the reality
Statement: The Real National Emergency Is the Continued Hatred and Scapegoating of Migrants There is currently a national emergency in the US, but it is not at the border…it is in the executive order that has just come from the White House. Through this executive order desperate women, children, and men fleeing violence, fear, and hatred in their home countries continue to be demonized and slandered by the president. This galvanization of fear among U.S. citizens and the allocation of billions of dollars to build a wall to ke…
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What is your Deep Purpose? Do you even know that each of us has a Deep Purpose and a special mission as humans? This is what the PEACE PILGRIM has to say about your special DEEP PURPOSE. “There is something unique to every human life because every one of us has a special place in the Life Pattern. If you do not yet know clearly where you fit, I suggest that you try seeking it in receptive silence. I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me. You begin to do your part in the Life Pattern by doing all the good you feel motivated toward, even though they are just little good things at first. You give these priorities in your life over all the superficial things that customarily clutter human lives.”
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Peace is the radiance that emanates in the roots of every being. It radiates infinite appreciation for the gift of life and carries the harmonic codes of all existence from the heart of the universe. James O’Dea’s “Soul Awakening Practice”
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St. Francis certainly demonstrated radical goodness when it came to understanding Holy Mother Nature and our connection to it. He loved all of nature from the trees to the sun, moon & stars, to the birds and the insects below and he would often call them brothers sun and sister moon. Francis of Assisi encouraged his listeners in this way: “first do what is necessary, then do what is possible, and before long you will find yourself doing the impossible.” We have all come from nature and shall return back to nature let us use nature by sustaining and nourishing all that nourishes us.