ALL WE ARE SAYING
The idea that might
is an easier resolution than peace is a myth that we must dispel.
If you have not done
so, please find the possibility of peace to prevail within yourself,
then call upon your congress person and ask for peaceful resolution to
Syria. We must ensure there is no military action taken against Syria.
If you cannot do this, then please step aside and allow the voice of
peace to prevail. Saving human lives is not a debate.
to the WWOOFers
and to Holly Slaughter for the photos.
PEACE IS NOT A MAGIC WAND
from an Interview with Prem Rawat in Sao Paulo, Brazil
I know there are
people who say peace is not possible. and I say to them, "OK, you say
peace is not possible, I say peace is possible. What do you want to
Somebody comes to
you - and you are hungry - and says, "I have no food;" the other one
says, "I do." Who are you going to go to?
Give it a chance. It
is easy to be a critic. It is easy to say, "No." It takes a lot of
courage to say, "Yes." And peace is not a magic wand. Peace is a little
bit of effort from everybody on the face of this earth.
Watch the entire
Echo Valley is participating in this webcast on Peace Day, September 21.
What about you?
Valley Hope's Celebration of International Day of Peace, 10:00 a.m.
We will celebrate
the growing movement and the reclamation of peace with people from
around the world. This year, we are a partner in TPRF's
of the day:
||Coffee & Farm Tour
||Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
hosts a conversation: What is going well in our communities? This is
part of a series of events hosted by WNPJ. All individuals and
organizations are welcome to come and share WHAT IS WORKING towards
peace, justice and sustainability. Read about past events here.
||Lunch ($7 free-will donation)
||TPRF's Peace for People 2013 will be
followed by a conversation: Where do we go from here? Next steps in
raising the voice of peace, justice and sustainability.
||Dinner ($7 free-will donation)
As part of this day,
we will take time to stand with 350.org's nation wide day of
action Draw the Line on the Keystone XL,
ensuring all people have clean water.
Let's say "NO" to
the dangerous transportation of Canadian crude tar sand oil through our
with Joe and Vicki Price, 5:30 p.m.
Echo Valley welcomes
back our dear friends Joe and Vicki Price.
OCTOBER 11, 12, 13, 14
In an effort to
reclaim this holiday weekend for a cause worthy of our attention and
celebration, Echo Valley Hope will offer our first event dedicated to
water, a very basic human need. We will highlight efforts of friends
and organizations from around the world who are trying to ensure that
all people have clean water. We welcome back our friend Sami Rasouli of
the Water for Peace Project in Iraq.
Our hope is to bring people together to
learn about others' efforts, battles, victories and more...
water and actions to preserve it are readily available on the web. What
is needed is for each of us to listen to one another. What is needed is
a chance to celebrate our dependence on water - and on each other - and
to preserve clean water for ourselves and for our children.
We will work towards
a change in perspective, so that we can take back the right for
everyone to have clean water. Our strength lies in our hope, in our
love and in our determination.
Do you have a song,
a play, a poem, an effort regarding water that you would like to share?
We are still creating this event--more details are coming soon at www.echovalleyhope.org/events.com.
You are most welcome to participate.
will go to the Bad River Tribe's effort to save the Penokees and the
Bad River watershed.
||Dinner, Music and Performance
||Welcoming Circle and Open Conversation:
||Open Conversation: Where do we go from here?
Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin
Motherland Rhythm Community and The Benkadi Project
Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
If your organization would like to participate, please contact denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
changing tide of local energy production, reducing consumption and
challenging environmental spoilers
SOUL of Wisconsin Energy News
ECHO VALLEY HOPE
sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.
organization working to raise the voice
of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and
respecting the Earth.
Your help is
welcomed. Thank you to all who support
our efforts. How can you help? Help us to get out the news. Share our
newsletters, Facebook page and website with friends. The ideas we
champion are welcomed by people everywhere.
Peace is possible.
There is enough.
Live in community.
Let kindness win.
We are all indigenous.
It is our time.
Invite friends to
visit Echo Valley. Hearing about our efforts is good. First-hand
experience is better.
Skilled at social media, PR or web maintenance? We are looking to
expand our reach. Volunteers with skills in these areas are needed.
Contact Dena at 608-337-4871 or denaeakles(at)earthlink.net.
Echo Valley Farm is also welcoming people who are ready to live in
community (short or long term) with a focus on sustainability and
peace. Call 608-337-4578. Application can be found here.
the button above to make a tax-deductible one-time gift or become a
monthly supporter. Your donation of any size helps advance sustainable
living and promotes initiatives of peace.
To make a
tax-deductible donation by mail, send a check or money order to
Echo Valley Hope, Inc.
E 14604 County Rd. F
Ontario WI 54651