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JULY 2014



If you are a regular reader of Echo Valley’s What’s New, you have come to expect the championing of the human spirit and the celebration of the efforts of people from around the world who are waging love.

This issue will be no exception, as we bring you the signs of life and love that signal a change in the way we see ourselves and in the way we live.

One earth, one people, living with respect and dignity.

It is our time.

If you resonate with this passion towards peace and sustainable living, if the words have touched you, if the effort we are making has inspired you, please share this newsletter with others. And if you would like to support the efforts of our nonprofit Echo Valley Hope as a volunteer or with financial support, please read more here.

And as always, you are welcome.

July 11 - 13, 2014

Echo Valley Hope is offering a time for people who are cutting a path for peace for ourselves and for our children.


The July Peacemaker Gathering is Peace First and Ending War, with a focus on personal peace. Come for the weekend or Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. We are thrilled to have our dear friend Sami Rasouli back for a visit from Iraq. Sami is the founder of the Iraqi American Reconciliation Project and the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, and we will learn of the ongoing efforts towards peace and how we can help. We will sit together in circle and celebrate peace with great food and music. More than a possibility; it is our time.

For more information, call 608.337.4871.
There is no cost for the gathering.
Accommodations available.
$5 suggested for each meal.

For upcoming gatherings:

Friday, July 18, 2014 through Sunday, July 20, 2014

DrummingArrive Friday for dinner and a cultural exchange with drumming workshops all day Saturday and Sunday morning.

To reserve a space, call 608-337-4578. Lodging available; call for details.

Echo Valley welcomes Helen Bond and Fodé Camara’s return visit to teach drumming and share stories of life in Guinea. Workshops include traditional drumming techniques and solo patterns as well as a full rhythm on Dunun Drums (bass drums). Enjoy their presentation on their recent and successful Benkadi Project, Senuyaa Initiative, a clean water project bringing families in Guinea fresh clean water using biosand filters.

Cost: $50 suggested donation to Motherland Rhythm Community, $5 / meal.


Energy Independence
From the pancake breakfast and throughout the day please visit Echo Valley Hope’s booth in Ontario on July 4th. There you will be able to complete a scoping form for the Public Service Commission, giving your views on the proposed high transmission Badger – Coulee project. The deadline for your input on environmental and other issues relating to the line will be due to the PSC by July 15. Please invite your friends and family to learn more and to speak up. 

See SOUL for more details regarding the scoping process, or contact the Public Service Commission at
Docket 5-CE-142
Deadline July 15

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
A challenge to rise to our humanity and to “grow our souls.”
This PBS documentary is streaming online July 1 – July 30 here.

Prem Rawat
will be in Toronto July 13 and in Pasadena July 19.
Click here for more. 

Echo Valley Hope
will once again celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21. We are also preparing a video for the PEACECAST 2014 which will be aired around the world on peace day. We welcome you to celebrate with us wherever you are, help with the video or come for the gathering. Or perhaps you would like to “speak your peace.”


Advancing sustainable living and all initiatives of peace.

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 educational and charitable organization working to raise the voice of peace, bringing people together, celebrating diversity and respecting the Earth. 

Thank you to all who support our efforts. Your help is welcomed.

Click on 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

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