Friday, September 14, 2012

8th Annual Celebration for Peace in Bridgewater, September 21-23

This year, much of humanity will conduct the largest global observance of the International Day of Peace ever. The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981. Its mission is to provide a common time for individuals, organizations, and nations to create practical acts of peace on or near a shared date, September 21st.

The 8th Annual Celebration for Peace in Bridgewater, Massachusetts will take place Friday through Sunday, September 21st-23rd at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 50 School Street, Bridgewater and the Bridgewater United Methodist Church Parish Hall, 15 Cedar St., Bridgewater. Held in concert with the United Nations International Day of Peace, this community event is free and open to the public, and includes a procession, children's programs, music, a public talk by BSU faculty, meals, and peace-themed services from various spiritual traditions. Please see complete schedule below, or at our website, .

SEPTEMBER 21 - 23, 2012
Friday, Sept. 21
5:30 pm | Opening Ceremony at Peace Pole, Bridgewater First Parish Church Lawn
50 School Street, Bridgewater
6:00 pm | Pot Luck Dinner for International Students and Social Justice League
Members from BSU hosted by First Parish Church
7:30 pm | Public Talk: FREE the CHILDREN and PEACE BUILDING: Redefining Your Possible
Jonathan White, PhD - BSU Professor of Sociology
Board Member, FREE the CHILDREN
Saturday, Sept. 22
1:00 pm | Gather at First Parish to make banners for Peace Procession
2:00 pm | Peace Procession around center of Bridgewater
2:30 pm | FREE the CHILDREN Choosing a Service Project
3:00 pm | Peace Games
3:30 pm | Playing for Peace - Participatory music with BSU's Jim Quinn and Lisa Troy
5:00 pm | Light Supper and Conversation
7:00 pm | Dances for Peace Parish Hall Bridgewater United Methodist Church
15 Cedar Street, Bridgewater
Sunday, Sept. 23
9:00 am | Native American Peace Ceremony with Bob Charlebois
10:00 am | Meditative Music
10:30 am | Peace-centered Worship Service
11:30 am | Coffee Hour
Noon | Closing Ceremony at the Peace Pole with the First Parish Youth Group

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