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North and Central America

Location Group Information Vigil Description
  Worldwide
 
Group name: Partners In Kindness
Group size: 15,000+
Website: http://www.PartnersInKindness.org 
Contact person: Shmuel Greenbaum
Phone: 
Email: Info@PartnersInKindness.org
  Shmuel Greenbaum will share his personal response to terror after his wife, Shoshana, was murdered by a suicide bomber on August 9, 2001. As a response, he started the Daily Dose of Kindness e-mail, which now reaches over 15,000 subscribers. Tuesday, 9/21, 8 PM, JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ
  Worldwide
 
Group name: The Aetherius Society
Group size: thousands
Website: www.aetherius.org 
Contact person: Chrissie Blaze
Phone: 323-465-9652
Email: chrissie@aetherius.org
 We will hold Prayer Circles at 7:45 pm (local time) at all our centers around the world. Through our Operation Prayer Power radionic equipment we will also send out concentrated prayer energy for world peace throughout the day.
  Worldwide
 
Group name: VIVAT International
Group size: 9300
Website: www.vivatinternational.org 
Contact person: Lawrence Correa, SVD
Phone: 
Email: viny@vivatinternational.org
 We will inform our members, numbering about 9300, and their lay collaborators in 62 countries about World Day of Peace through our website, newsletter and e-mails, and invite them to organize prayer vigils in their communities and/or with people of other religious faiths, on September 21, 2004.
 Canada
 Barrie Ontario
Group name: International Peace Festival (human rainbow projec
Group size: thousands
Website: humanrainbow.com 
Contact person: Larry Knight
Phone: 705-720-1110
Email: law_knight@hotmail.com
 We are hosting a major Peace Festival Activity to build awareness to this cause. We will be encouraging the thousands of participants to take part in a vigil or to at least take their moment on September 21st. Individuals will be encouraged to meditate or pray as they see fit. We are encouraging all of the particpants in our human rainbow project to work towards peace, one by one...together.
 Canada
 Halllifax, Nova Scotia
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Helen Wallace, SC
Phone: 
Email: hwallace@supercity.ca
 I will spend the day in retreat, except from 1-2:30, when I will be teaching English to an immigrant.I will pray that individuals and nations will live in harmony and work to bring peace to our world.
 Canada
 Schomberg (north of Toronto)
Group name: HeartLight ~ Living from the Heart
Group size: 12
Website: www.heartlight.ca 
Contact person: Dean & Rebecca Noblett
Phone: 905-939-1071
Email: heartlight@allstream.net
 Friends of HeartLight will gather on the 21st in our monthly meditation group for a special Fall Equinox meditation to anchor peace inside ourselves that it be so in the hearts of all of our brothers and sisters on our beloved Mother Earth. We will connect with all those of similar intention across the planet. Peace begins within!
 Canada
 Sooke,B.C.
Group name: 
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Dhanya Wallbank
Phone: 
Email: dhanyampw@shaw.ca
 My husband and I spent most of the morning in prayer and meditation. At noon a friend joined us and we did the 1 min of prayerful silence plus 18 Lokhas as we are devotees of Amma. In the eve. the 3 of us went to Victoria Satsan for 2.5 hrs. of Archanna, meditation, bhajans and prayers for peace.
 Canada
 Ste-thérèse, Québec
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: suzanne lafortune
Phone: 
Email: susanlaf@hotmail.com
 EN rencontrant le Dalai Lama à Toronto, j'ai acheté plusieurs petites boîtes d'encens et j'ai demandé à chaque personne de mon travail qui a recu de l'encens de les allumer en pensant à la paix dans le monde. Et je m'engage à deux dimanche matin lorsque je vais au centre de méditation de faire ma pratique en fonction de la paix dans le monde. Il y a trop de souffrance dans le monde. Ce qui représente au moins 6 hres par mois
 Canada
 Toronto, Ontario
Group name: Toronto French School Library Forum
Group size: 25
Website: http://www.tfs.on.ca 
Contact person: Julia Beck
Phone: 1-416-484-6533
Email: jbeck@tfs.on.ca
 Our peace vigil will take place for 25 minutes each day for the entire week, beginning on 20th September and ending on 24th. Each noon hour students & teacher will be reminding each other of the importance of peace education, and the individual's responsibility to that goal. We will start by encouraging the entire student body to write a personal declaration & tie it to a tree outside our school grounds.
 Canada
 Toronto, Ontario
Group name: Office of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Group size: 70
Website: www:presbyterian.ca 
Contact person: Marg Henderson
Phone: 416 441-1111
Email: mhenders@presbyterian.ca
 People will sign up for 15 minute periods of prayer during office hours from 12 noon Tuesday, 21st, finishing with a community worship at noon on the 22nd
 Canada
 Vancouver BC
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: Http://www.prayer-heart.com 
Contact person: Janet Hobbs
Phone: 604-929-9223
Email: thegateway@shaw.ca
 I kept a constant meditation during the day
 Canada
 Vancouver, British Columbia
Group name: 
Group size: one
Website: 
Contact person: Becky Ardavin de Herrmann
Phone: 
Email: beckyherrmann@shaw.ca
 prayer, meditation, peaceful thoughts and actions
 Canada
 Victoria, B.C.
Group name: Mata Amritananda Satsang,
Group size: 70
Website: Ammachi.org 
Contact person: Amulya and Ranjan Megson
Phone: 658 6365
Email: patclare@telus.net
 We offered our daily spiritual practices to world peace including meditation, chanting fasting during the day. In the evening we chanted the thousand names of devi,and our Guru ; Ammachi's mantra for world peace;'Lokaha,Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu'
 Canada
 Welland
Group name: 
Group size: 24
Website: 
Contact person: Mary Lou Fitzgerald
Phone: 
Email: yellow_rising_star@yahoo.ca
 I will light a candle and meditate in the morning on peace and encourage my class to refrain from any arguments or fighting.
 Guatemala
 Guatemala
Group name: Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
Group size: 40
Website: 
Contact person: Rev. G. Bessell
Phone: 502 - 2333 2197
Email: ffpmu@intelnett.com
  Interreligious prayer meetings in participating groups and families during the whole day.
 mexico
 MERIDA, YUCATAN
Group name: Subcomision de manada de lobatos
Group size: 50
Website: 
Contact person: LIC. OSCAR EDUARDO MEDINA CRUZ
Phone: 019999203322
Email: medina_oscar22@yahoo.es
 realizaremos una oracion colectiva por la paz
 U.S.A
 CASTRO VALLEY, CA
Group name: MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI CENTER
Group size: 300
Website: www.amma.org 
Contact person: DAYAMRITA CHAITANYA
Phone: 510 537 9417
Email: macenter@ammachi.org
 Fourteen Hours During this we will be conducting meditation, prayers and chanting of the Mantras of Peace. Also at 12 noon we will be observing couple of minutes of silence.
 U.S.A
 Santa clara, CA
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Sriram Karunagaran
Phone: 
Email: karun_sriram@yahoo.com
 Prayer (morning, afternoon and evening).
 U.S.A.
 Jersey City, New Jersey
Group name: Visitation School
Group size: 200
Website: 
Contact person: Angela Festa
Phone: 1 201 653 4416
Email: correal@att.net
 The students of Visitation School will observe International Peace Day on Tuesday, September 21st. The teachers are planning activities that will bring the lower grade children together with children in the upper grades to reflect on ways we can help create a more peaceful world.
 U.S.A.
 Lacey, Washington
Group name: Amma's Olympia Satsang
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: Ajayya Godsey
Phone: (360) 412-1056
Email: stone-circle-arts@comcast.net
 For the day of peace, we chanted the 1,000 names of the Divine Mother, then stopped, just before noon, to pray for peace in the world. Afterward, we lit an oil lamp and chanted Lokaha in Sanskrit , (May the whole world be happy and find peace).
 U.S.A.
 Southbury,Ct
Group name: Mr.Cookes History Class
Group size: 30
Website: 
Contact person: Andrew James Bleidner
Phone: 
Email:
 We will discuss and observe the meaning of this day in our 6th grade History class
 U.S.A.
 Southfield, MI
Group name: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Taskforce, Inc.
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Barbara Talley
Phone: 248-569-9279
Email: b.talley@att.ent
 At our request, the Mayor of Southfield has proclaimed September 21, 2004 International Day of Peace in the City of Southfield, Michigan, U.S.A. Population, 80,000. The proclamation states that the City has many places of worship, spiritual centers, educational center for lifelong learning, community centers, art councils and discussion groups where a peace culture can be nurtured with thoughts, prayers, conversation, and creative activity. Citizens are encouraged to teach lpeace to their children through direct example and participation in positive, creative activities promoting peace, justice and cooperation among all people.
 U.S.A.
 Tallahassee, FL
Group name: Amma Prayer Group
Group size: 10
Website: www.amma.org 
Contact person: Damu Menon
Phone: (850)385-0867
Email: dkmenon@yahoo.com
 At the request of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi or Amma and in service to the UN's mission for peace, the Amma Prayer Group in Tallahassee, Florida will have organized prayer for global peace starting at 6:30pm EST on September 21, 2004. May All Beings Be Peaceful and Happy.
 United States
 Berkley, Michigan
Group name: The Theosophical Society in Detroit
Group size: 20
Website: www.tsdetroit.org 
Contact person: Prasanna Vengadam
Phone: 248-545-1961
Email: president@tsdetroit.org
  We plan to have peace invocation, meditation, readings and music from 7.30 - 9 pm.
 UNITED STATES
 BETHEL PARK, PENNA. 15102
Group name: BETHEL PARK GRACIOUS RETIREMENT LIVING
Group size: 130
Website: 
Contact person: SHIRLEY HRUBY
Phone: 412-833-3220
Email:
 VIGIL IS 12 HOURS LONG. WE ARE HAVING PRAYER, POETRY AND SONG.
 United States
 Bloomfiield, Connecticut
Group name: First Congregational Church in Bloomfield
Group size: ?
Website: www.fccbloomfield.org 
Contact person: Rev. Linda M. Huff
Phone: 
Email: LindaM75@comcast.net
 (Lesser then 24 hours) There will be a prayer service of contemplation at the church in the evening and the chapel will be open for -people to enter. Informal.
 United States
 Boca Raton , Florida
Group name: 
Group size: 10
Website: www.amma.org 
Contact person: Donna Joyce/Diana Burnett
Phone: 
Email: dianadevi@cloud9.net
 At the request of H.H.Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, and in service to the UN's mission for peace, the South Florida, USA Amma Satsang will have organized prayer for global peace starting at 7:00pm EST on September 21, 2004. Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu/May All Beings Be Peaceful and Happy.
 United States
 Charlotte Hall, MD
Group name: 
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Jeanette Wangberg
Phone: 
Email: freespirit9@earthlink.net
 10 minute chant for world peace (Loka chant) 1 minute meditation at noon for world peace
 United States
 Columbia, Illinois
Group name: Immaculate Conception
Group size: 370
Website: www.ics.k12.il.us 
Contact person: Carol Waide
Phone: 
Email: cwaide@htc.net
 We are planning a prayer service and will use one class period to add to this. Our total time will be 1 hour.
 United States
 Columbus, Ohio
Group name: Students at Clintonville Academy
Group size: 150
Website: 
Contact person: Linda Pace
Phone: 
Email: lswpace@warpmail.net
 We will all gather to think and hear about peace in word and song. This is our 21st year to have a peace day program. Our progam is 1 hour long.
 United States
 Grand Rapids
Group name: Gather in Faith
Group size: 15
Website: www.gatheringfaith.org 
Contact person: Rev. Sacha
Phone: (616) 957-3700
Email: Revsacha@ao..com
 7-10 pm meditation on peace
 United States
 Kent, Ohio
Group name: Water Street Chruch of the Brethren
Group size: 20
Website: 
Contact person: Verdena Lee, D.O.
Phone: 330-673-7768
Email: verdenalee@sbcglobal.net
  A 24 hour candlelight vigil will be held begining at 6 am on the 21st at 1541 South Water Street (SR 43) Kent, Ohio 44240. The event will include recognition of countries with current armed conflict, music and dances of peace. Music events begin at 7 pm. Vigil ends at 6 am on the 22nd. Questions? 330-673-7768.
 United States
 Lawrence, Ks
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Jennifer McMurtrey
Phone: 
Email: proudlioness2001@yahoo.com
  Prayers for peace, Meditation, and much reflection.
 United States
 Ocala, Florida
Group name: Marions for Peace
Group size: Varies
Website: 
Contact person: Delphine Blachowicz Herbert
Phone: 352/873-9970
Email: MarionsforPeace@aol.com
 Marions for Peace (Marion County, Florida) will gather at the Ocala Downtown Square at 7 p.m. for a silent candlelight vigil.
 United States
 Raleigh, NC
Group name: Yoga Class
Group size: 8
Website: 
Contact person: Brittny Davis
Phone: 
Email: brittnydavis@hotmail.com
 In my 90 minute yoga class that I teach, I will offer up "peace" as our intention for practice. We will use this theme to cultivate peace during our practice and meditation.
 United States
 San Jose, California
Group name: Ahimsa and Harmonious Living Society
Group size: 16
Website: 
Contact person: Jacqueline Texier
Phone: 
Email: Livemagic99@aol.com
 12 hours, from 11:00am (1 minute of silence at exactly 12Noon PST) then continuing with quiet contemplation, peace prayer and practice mindful meditation for 30 minutes at bedtime.
 United States
 Southfield, Michigan
Group name: Hope United Methodist Church
Group size: 3,000
Website: 
Contact person: Barbara Talley
Phone: 248-569-9279
Email: b.talley@att.net
  The church will hold a 24 hour vigil commencing September 21 at 6:00 a.m. The church ministries have been asked to take an hour to pray for peace. There will be two one hour programs, one at Noon and at 6:00 p.m. There will be songs, prayers and musical dancing. Cards have been distributed to members so they can write their prayers. The cards will be sent to the United Nations and some will be released with balloons into the sky so that the words will be in the universe.
 United States
 St. Louis, Missouri
Group name: School Sisters of Notre Dame
Group size: 50
Website: www.ssnd-sl.org 
Contact person: Sister Genevieve Cassani, SSND
Phone: 
Email: gcassani@ssnd-sl.org
 We will dedicate our new peace garden, symbolic action to commit to peace and to say our land is dedicated to peace. We will do this on September 21 with prayer, song, and blessing at 7:oo pm. We will remember all the children of the world and will be praying for about 45 minutes for peace on Earth.
 United States
 White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Group name: First Presbyterian Church
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Louise Pardee
Phone: 651-429-9562
Email: pardeelm@msn.com
  Our sanctuary will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 for prayer and meditation. The address is 5th St. and Bloom Ave. in White Bear Lake.
 United States of America
 Cleveland, Ohio
Group name: Villa Angela St. Joseph High School
Group size: 526
Website: www.vasj.com 
Contact person: Jessica Horne
Phone: 
Email: jhorne@vasj.com
 Our High School will pray for peace and hold a peace vigil during the school day of 8am-3pm EST.
 United States of America
 Colorado Springs, CO
Group name: Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration
Group size: 70
Website: 
Contact person: Sister Carmela Trujillo O.S.F.
Phone: 
Email:
 Liturgy of Eucharist - Liturgy of the Hours to which all employees and parishoners were invited 60 seconds of silence. Participation and cosponsoring local events
 United States of America
 Des Moines, Iowa
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: David E. Wilson
Phone: 
Email: doctordave527@mchsi.com
 less than 24 hours; prayer and meditation
 United States of America
 El CErrito, California
Group name: The Melanie Dawn Adolescent Peace Foundation
Group size: 19
Website: 
Contact person: Denise Jakob
Phone: 510-558-8924
Email: denisejakob@msn.com
 At various times throughout International Peace Vigil Day, in our own way, we will pray, meditate, and honor the spirit of peace and its powerful presence and gift to our world. We will also recognize and honor the daily contributions to peace that are made by teenagers everywhere everyday. We will remember Melanie, the 15 year old girl in whose name and short and prescious life we came to recognize and respect the peace in ourselves and the importance of sharing and extending that peace with others. In love and peace we offer our commitment to peace.
 United States of America
 Helena, Montana
Group name: Helena Episcopal Peace Fellowship and Montana Inte
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: Frank Kromkowski
Phone: 406-443-0843
Email: f.kromkowski@bresnan.net
 Sept 21, 12:15 and 5:15 pm. International Peace Day Prayer and Praise Service, St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish, Helena, Montana. Coordinated by Helena members of Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the Montana INTEGRITY Network in cooperation with St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish.
 United States of America
 Philadelphia, PA
Group name: Sisters of Saint Joseph, Philadelphia
Group size: 1100
Website: www.ssjphila.org 
Contact person: Kathleen Coll, SSJ
Phone: 215-248-7220
Email: kcoll@ssjphila.org
  A special Prayer Service for Peace to be used on September 21 was sent to all 200 convents in our Congregation. In addition, peace will be prayed for at Mass in our Motherhouse and in Saint Joseph Villa, our retirement home. The sisters will also be asked to keep peace in their prayers during the day.
 United States of America
 Royal Oak , Michigan
Group name: Point of Vision Presbyterian Church
Group size: 5
Website: pointofvision.org 
Contact person: Barbara McGrew
Phone: 248-541-1596
Email:
 We have done 4 Peace Vigils with the first one being a full 24 hour one. THis time it will be 4hrs of prayer and meditation and candle lighting.
 United States of America
 Weaverville, California
Group name: 
Group size: 100+
Website: 
Contact person: Sharron Scott
Phone: 
Email: siscotty@hotmail.com
 Our town is having an observance with song, poetry, prayer and meditation from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the century-old bandstand in our little historic town high in the mountains of Northern California.
 United States of American
 Southfield, Michigan
Group name: Southfield Presbyterian Church
Group size: seven
Website: www.spcgoodnews.org 
Contact person: Dr. Ellen Acton
Phone: 248-356-1430
Email: eacton@lycos.com
 We have committed to spend noon Sept. 21 to noon Sept. 22 in prayer and non-violence. Each person will do it according to their own conscience and the leading of God's Spirit.
 Uniter States of America
 Gainesville, Florida
Group name: Expressions Learning Arts Academy
Group size: 80
Website: 
Contact person: Cheryl Valantis
Phone: 352-373-5223
Email: cherylvalantis@hotmail.com
 One hour of Peace meditation and song by elementary school children and school staff.
 US
 Cedar City UT
Group name: Cedar City
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: Kay Cook
Phone: 
Email: cook@suu.edu
 Our vigil will be for one hour on the corner bordering the campus of Southern Utah University.
 US
 Vermont
Group name: crystal chalice
Group size: 10
Website: ccplabyrinth.com 
Contact person: christiana brinton/ steven barnes
Phone: 
Email: christiana7@gmavt.net
 a little less then 24 hours. Being held at the Peace Village Lotus Labyrinth, Dowingsville Rd, Lincoln Vermont. Vigil is recognized via prayers, offerings, ceremony and labyrinth walks and meditations
 USA
 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Group name: Light of the Living Rainbow
Group size: 150
Website: 
Contact person: Miranda A. Jacobson
Phone: 
Email: vidamor33@yahoo.com
 Prayer, meditation, song all over the US where are members reside, will be 24 hour vigil going across the US from the East Coast to Hawaii
 USA
 Ann Arbor, Michigan
Group name: Amma Center of Michigan
Group size: 35
Website: www.ammamich.org 
Contact person: Ajitha Kymal
Phone: 734-665-6488
Email: ammamich@aol.com
 Members of the Amma group will be participating in a candlelight vigil and group prayers starting from 5.45am - 9.00pm. In addition, a 1 minute silent prayer is being done by members, family & friends all over the world at 12.00 noon.
 USA
 Annapolis, MD
Group name: Full Circle - Unitarian Universalist Church of Ann
Group size: 20
Website: www.uuca-md.org 
Contact person: Susan Eckert
Phone: (410) 266-8044
Email: membership@uuca-md.org
 6-8pm on Sunday, September 19. This event will honor the fall equinox, known as Harvest Home and the U.N. International Day of Peace. The event begins outdoors with drumming and a re-dedication of our Peace Pole, followed by a potluck feast. Bring a meatless dish to share, dress in harvest colors and bring a drum if you have one.
 USA
 Asheville, NC
Group name: Asheville, NC Satsang
Group size: 4-6
Website: 
Contact person: Aiswarya
Phone: 828-654-8109
Email: jaijaima@earthlink.net
 We will chant Lokahah, Samastaha, Sukino Bhavantu for 20 minutes and sing bhajans for 2 hours tonight at 6:30 pm.
 USA
 Austin, TX
Group name: Austin Amma Satsang
Group size: 50
Website: 
Contact person: Gabriela Rios
Phone: 512-263-7355
Email: Gabriela1027@yahoo.com
 For two hours in the evening, we will chant the Lalitha Sahasranama together.
 USA
 Barre, Massachusetts
Group name: Insight Meditation Society
Group size: 50
Website: www.dharma.org 
Contact person: Chas DiCapua
Phone: (978) 355-4378
Email: chasd@dharma.org
 Continuous lovingkindness meditation from sun up to sun down on the 21st.
 USA
 Bellevue, Washington
Group name: Co-sponsored by nine groups
Group size: 200
Website: http://quaker.org/eastside/ 
Contact person: Linda Ellsworth
Phone: 425-865-9368
Email: sandboa51@msn.com
    Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Bellevue’s Downtown Park at 102nd NE and NE 1st Tuesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm. The program will feature songs, prayers, poems and messages for peace; ending with a candlelight walk around the circle path. This event is co-sponsored by Eastside Friends Meeting (Quaker), Bellevue Community College Student Government, City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services Cultural Diversity Program, the First United Methodist Church of Bellevue, Healing Transitions, Eastgate Congregational United Church of Christ, the Peace and Justice Committee of Holy Family Parish (Kirkland), the Parliament of World Religions, and Singing for Peace. We welcome other co-sponsors and contributions to the program. Please get in touch with the contact person if your group would like to be included in the program.
 USA
 Berkeley California
Group name: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley
Group size: 
Website: 1stchurchberkeley.org 
Contact person: Jacklyn T. Bort
Phone: 510 339 6316
Email: dackinb@pacbell.net
  We will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, for readings from the Bible and Sdi3nce and Health with Key to the Script ures by Mary Baker Eddy on the subject of Peace. There will be prayer, hymns, and sharing of experiences and insights. "..the fruit of ther Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22,23
 USA
 Billings, MT
Group name: Billings PeaceSeekers
Group size: about 100
Website: www.montanapeaceseekers.org 
Contact person: Paul Whiting
Phone: 406-252-5647
Email: paulwhiting@bresnan.net
 We will begin our vigil by candlight in the Courthouse Square in downtown Billings at 7 pm, Sept. 21. We will vigil silently for about 1/2 hour, with perhaps a quiet song or two. We will have a sign stating who we are (Billings PeaceSeekers) and what we are vigiling for (International Day of Peace). All are welcome, we hope to have an announcement in the local paper (Billings Gazette
 USA
 Bonlee
Group name: Bonlee School
Group size: 475
Website: 
Contact person: Etta Foushee
Phone: 
Email: ettaroyf@chatham.k12.nc.us
 Moment of Silence
 USA
 Boston, MA
Group name: DJ Bruno Productions, SoulKore, UGS
Group size: Hundreds
Website: www.djbruno.com; www.soulkore.com; www.underground 
Contact person: WaterFenix
Phone: 617-216-9071
Email: lunadelflor@yahoo.com
 We will invoke the power of faith and urge the evocated manifestation of positive relationships. We aim to awaken senses to the power of their existence and to inspire all to live without judgment, fear or hate but with self-love, tolerance and sympathy. This will occur in a white flower scented, music playing, food and drink serving environment where Dancing is encouraged.
 USA
 Boston, MA
Group name: Center for Global Christianity and Mission, Boston
Group size: student and faculty
Website: www.bu.edu/sth/cgcm/ 
Contact person: Professor Dana L. Robert
Phone: 
Email: drobdan@bu.edu
 Prayer in half-hour commitment blocks, in Muelder Chapel, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 USA
 CA - La Canada
Group name: St. Bede Justice & Peace Ministry
Group size: 40
Website: 
Contact person: FrancesHill
Phone: 818-249-8411
Email: fbhill@sbcglobal.net
 Ecumenical Prayer Vigil with meditations by Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Bahai, Buddhist and possibly other religious groups, song, dance and reflections by spiritual leaders. 2 hours
 USA
 California
Group name: Second Church of Christ, Scientist
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Marilyn McPherson
Phone: 
Email:
 
 USA
 California
Group name: Second Church of Christ, Scientist
Group size: 40
Website: http://www.christianscience.com 
Contact person: Marilyn McPherson
Phone: 510-524-5323
Email: blessloveheal@juno.com
  During our regular one-hour Wednesday testimony meeting at 7:30 PM, we will have readings based on the theme of Peace from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, prayer, hymns and sharing of gratitude, inspiration and healing. All are welcome. "When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: 'Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.'" (Science & Health, p. 276)
 USA
 Charlotte, N C
Group name: Charlotte CC
Group size: 35
Website: 
Contact person: John and Pat Moore
Phone: 704-333-9054
Email: jpmoore@carolina.rr.com
 Two-hour celebration on UN International Peace Day, in collaboration with Mecklenburg Ministries (Local interfaith grp, and NCCJ) Music, readings from holy scriptures, remarks on the theme, Pathways to Peace. Panel discussion on local radio a week ahead. Refreshments.
 USA
 Charlotte, NC
Group name: St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity - SFO
Group size: 20
Website: No 
Contact person: Jennye Taylor Johnson, SFO
Phone: 
Email: JennyeSFO@msn.com
 We will gather at 7:00 pm on September 21, 2004 at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Charlotte NC to pray a Rosary for Peace, along with Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. We have sent News Releases of our event to the Catholic Churches in the Charlotte area and also the the local newspaper, The Charlotte Observer. This is our 2nd year participating the UN International Day of Peace.
 USA
 Chicago, IL
Group name: University of Chicago Religion on the Quads
Group size: 8
Website: www.rockefeller.uchicago.edu 
Contact person: Laura Hollinger
Phone: 773-702-7111
Email: laurahollinger@hotmail.com
 12:30pm on the 21st-prayer, poem, and song sharing at the central flagpole on University of Chicago campus: event lasted for 20 minutes
 USA
 Clarks Summit, PA
Group name: Amma Clarks Summit Satsang
Group size: 5
Website: www.ammachi.org 
Contact person: 
Phone: 
Email:
  At Mata Amritanandamayi Devi's request, devotees chanted the 108 names of Amma, the Lalita Sahasranama, and also prayed for peace.
 USA
 Cleveland, OH
Group name: Catholic Sisters for Justice and Peace
Group size: to be determined
Website: www.csjcleveland.org 
Contact person: Brian Fry
Phone: 216.252.0440
Email: justice@csjcleveland.org
 This group is publicizing and encouraging churches, schools, and organizations all over Northeast Ohio to recognize and honor the UN International Day of Peace and refers people to the idpvigil website. So far 7 different groups have contacted us to say they are planning their own observations.
 USA
 Cleveland, OH
Group name: Conte Family
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Allison Conte
Phone: 
Email:
 Prayer, moment of silence, fire and drumming ceremony
 USA
 Coralville, IA -52241
Group name: Iowa City/Coralville Satsang Group
Group size: 15
Website: 
Contact person: Nisha Mittal
Phone: 
Email: mittal@act.org
 Everyone in the group observed 1 minute of silence at 12:00 Noon, irrespective of where they were. Some did meditation, archana and chanting of "Lokaha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu." We could not meet as a group because of work commitments. However, we will meet this Sunday – September 26 from 4:00 PM to 5:30PM to offer our group prayers for world peace.
 usa
 corpus christi, texas
Group name: 
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: M. DiClemente
Phone: 
Email: swizzleincorpus@yahoo.com
 1 hour evening vigil at Del Mar College
 USA
 Darrington, WA
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: www.participation.blogspot.com 
Contact person: Deb
Phone: 
Email:
 5 minutes of silent meditation during mylunch break at work; and 1 hour prayer and meditation for peace in the evening.
 USA
 Davis, CA 95616 C
Group name: Sacramento Satsung
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Lakshmanan & Chithra
Phone: (530) 756-0416
Email: lchithra@hotmail.com
 The peace message has been distributed to members of the Davis Rotary club, Soroptomist International, Kiwnis Club, Chaamber of commerce and to teachers of the Davis school District. Planning to keep a quiet time between 12noon and 1;00 pM.
 USA
 De Pere, Wisconsin
Group name: Peace and Justice Center
Group size: 50+
Website: www.snc.edu/pjc 
Contact person: Sister Sally Ann Brickner
Phone: 920-403-3978
Email: sally.brickner@snc.edu
 
 USA
 Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Group name: Christ Episcopal Church
Group size: 
Website: www.christchurchdearborn.org 
Contact person: The Rev. Daniel S. Appleyard
Phone: 313-565-8450
Email: dan@christchurchdearborn.org
 Chapel open 7 am to 9pm, simple vigil prayer services at 7 am, noon and 6 pm, Holy Eucharist at 11 am.
 USA
 Detroit, MI
Group name: Metropolitan Christian Council Detroit-Windsor
Group size: 2,700 churches
Website: http://members.aol.com/councilweb/ 
Contact person: Rev. Richard Singleton
Phone: 
Email: Councilweb@aol.com
  Through our Newsletter we are informing 2,700 Southeast Michigan and Windsor, Ontario area churches about the 2004 IDP Vigil. Many are committing the Day to spiritual observance, celebration of Peace and nonviolence education. We expect city and state government officials to issue proclamations relative to the International Day of Peace.
 USA
 Detroit, MI
Group name: Marygrove College
Group size: 25
Website: www.marygrove.edu 
Contact person: Jesse Cox
Phone: 313-927-1404
Email: JCox@marygrove.edu
 We are a small liberal arts Cathollic college. We will host a vigil less than 24 hours beginning at noon on the 21 of September by tolling the bells and then having a brief prayer service. Throughout the rest of the school day we will invite members of our community to individually or in groups gather in the chapel and pray for peace in the world, in our country and in their own hearts.
 USA
 Detroit, MI
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Rasheda Williams
Phone: 
Email: carmellajones@hotmail.com
 I will forward this information along to co-workers and hold a moment of prayer this evening with my family. Those member unable to attend in person will be connected via telephone. I also will take responsibility today to discover the possibilities of inner peace and healing.
 USA
 Edinboro, Pennsylvania
Group name: 
Group size: 45
Website: 
Contact person: Werner Lange
Phone: 
Email: Werlange@aol.com
 "Poems for Peace", Noon, Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at the Peace Pole on the Campus of Edinboro University of Pennysylvania in NW Pennsylvania, featuring a dramatic reading of Mark Twain's "War Prayer" and other protest poems and scripture messages.
 USA
 Encinitas, California
Group name: Center for Global Awareness
Group size: 30
Website: 
Contact person: Dianne Nichols
Phone: 
Email: globalawareness3@hotmail.com
 An awareness event, including a gathering of prayer, silence and viewing of the video "Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines", which was advocated to be shown by a group at the Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona. The group will have an Interfaith composition
 USA
 Endicott , New York
Group name: Central U. Methodist Missions/Social Concerns Coun
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: MaryBelle Mitten
Phone: 
Email:
 
 USA
 Endwell, NY
Group name: Social Justice Committee, Christ the King Roman Ca
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: 
Phone: 
Email: kingskids_endwell@catholicweb.
 Candlelight Prayer Service 30 minutes in length.
 USA
 Eugene ORegon
Group name: Amma's Eugene Satsang
Group size: 35
Website: 
Contact person: Chava Kronen
Phone: 
Email: evachava@hotmail.com
 Special evening program and chanting throughout the day. Individual members have alerted their worksites about this special day as well.
 USA
 Evanston, IL
Group name: First United methodist Church
Group size: 25
Website: www.firstumc-evanston.org 
Contact person: Sara Webb Phillips
Phone: 847.864.6181
Email: sara@firstumc-evanston.org
 A Eucharist service after our 19:30 am worship on Sunday, Sept. 19, as a way to pray for peace and anticipate remembering the UN International Day of Peace
 USA
 Fairfax, VA
Group name: Aromatherapy-Center, Healing Center
Group size: 
Website: aromatherapy-center.com 
Contact person: Mireille Nedelec
Phone: 571-723-5015
Email: mireille.nedelec@wanadoo.fr
  Our key-words: prayers, meditation, love in thoughts and in action, vegetarism, work on ourselves on the path toward the Light. We give a minimum of one hour of you time every week to meditate in the spiritual growth of Humanity and reactivation of love in all heart, in group or personnaly. We give several hours of our time every month to help every one who wants to be in this love energy by making some changes. To pray is not enough if action does not go with it. We do not succeed asking God for success or peace, but asking him to give us the strenght to grow at his image and to serve the Divine Light. The commandment: -You shall not kill- means that we should respect life in all aspects. I will help personnally people to eat more properly, without eating meat. As all real masters say, I repeat it: everytime an animal is killed with no reason, a man will be killed in vilolence. it is time to stop this river of blood.
 USA
 Fairfield, IA
Group name: Amma Fairfield Satsang
Group size: 70-80
Website: www.amma-fairfield.org 
Contact person: Vaju Moorthy
Phone: 641/472/8563
Email: ammasvaju@yahoo.com
  From 5:30 AM TO 8:30 PM Our local devotees are chanting prayer as well as meditation. 15 hours of prayerand meditation.
 USA
 Fairfield, IA & nationwide
Group name: Humanity In Unity
Group size: 2500
Website: www.HumanityInUnity.org 
Contact person: Michael Newman
Phone: 866-468-6489
Email: Info@HumanityInUnity.org
 Join Global Humanitarian and Spiritual Master Chalanda Sai Ma for a conference call on Sunday, September 19 at 2pm Eastern time as we have a live teleconference vigil/meditation for peace. Open to all. 646-519-5800 or 212-461-5800 with a PIN of 1008#. Those outside of NY only responsible for long distance charges.
 USA
 Ferdinand, Indiana
Group name: Sisters of St. Benedict
Group size: 202
Website: www.thedome.org 
Contact person: Sister Paulette Seng
Phone: 
Email: pseng@thedome.org
 Sunrise prayer service for peace to be held around our Peace Pole on September 21. Prayer intentions for peace/non-violence to be included in our community prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) during the day.
 usa
 gladwyne, pennsylvania 19096
Group name: Gladwyne Montessori School
Group size: 400
Website: gladwyne montessori school 
Contact person: Denise Sati
Phone: 610-649-1761
Email: dsati@juno.com
 our whole year is dedicated to sudy and practice of peace. On 21 we have a peace parade with entire school. we do silent centering before classes and we will coordinate many clss projects to reflect the peace we want to be.
 USA
 Greenville, SC
Group name: St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Group size: 15
Website: 
Contact person: Steven Pavignano o.f.m.
Phone: 
Email: anthonyofm@yahoo.com
 Noon Mass; 1p- 7p Church available for quiet prayer; 7p-8p Community Praeyr
 USA
 Greenville, SC
Group name: St Anthony of Padua Church
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Steven Pavignano o.f.m.
Phone: 864-233-7717
Email: anthonyofm@yahoo.com
 Open to all people. Begins at 7pm continues to 8pm
 USA
 Harrisonburg,VA
Group name: 
Group size: 4
Website: 
Contact person: Stewart - Pellegrino Family
Phone: 
Email: stewaral@jmu.edu
 We will say a prayer for peace for all the families in the world every hour during our waking hours.
 USA
 Kansas City, Missouri
Group name: Unity Temple Peacemakers
Group size: 25
Website: 
Contact person: James Kunce
Phone: 913-385-0900
Email: jameskunce@aol.com
 6PM to 9PM, Tues. Sept 21, 2004: Sharing of peace through personal thoughts, meditations, music and other expressions. Open Microphone.
 USA
 Kenosha, WI
Group name: 
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: Carla Vargas
Phone: 
Email: carla.vargas@abbott.com
 We plan to prepare our vigil with prayer and insence. We will light 3 candles for the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. We will light a candle for all of the children in the world. On this day as with all days I will love my enemies and give kindness in all that I do. We will together look for ways to show love and appreciation for all people. We will remain in constant thought and meditation on peace and harmony in the world. We will also present flowers to passing nieghbors and new friends while talking about our mission of peace and love for all. Thank you and peace be with you all.
 USA
 Kihei
Group name: Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique
Group size: 6,000,000,000
Website: http://creativity.net/KidCast/ 
Contact person: Peter H. Rosen
Phone: 808 875-4747
Email: kidcast@maui.net
 KidCast for Peace; Solutions for a Better World facilitates the expression of young leaders and their SOLUTIONS. Now is the time to share YOURS and to participate! Let's create a peer to peer network of young people to answer the question, "How can we bring more peace, love and prosperity to our world and its peoples?" We invite participants around the world to join in a multi-node videoconference. Through creating a "space bridge and open "network" to transcend space, time and social moires (so to allow children of all ages contact with peers regardless of country lines, color lines or cultural conditioning), KidCast for Peace motivates young people to shape the world they will inherit and learn about cooperation, self expression, ecological sanity and conflict resolution. Details can be found here at http://creativity.net/KidCast/.
 USA
 La Grange Park, IL
Group name: Sisters of St. Joseph
Group size: 150
Website: www.csjlagrange.org 
Contact person: Joellen Sbrissa, CSJ
Phone: 
Email:
 
 USA
 Linwood,NJ
Group name: 
Group size: 15+++
Website: 
Contact person: Barbara Woolley
Phone: 919-451-4045 (c
Email: barbjwoolley@aol.com
 On Tuesday, September 21st, in Linwood,NJ, The documentary, filmed by Peace X Peace & titled "Women on the Frontlines" will be shown. Following will be a healing circle which will, using the Ama Deus healing method, focus on wartorn areas of the planet. The evening program will run from 7--9PM. Folks are surely welcome to participate!
 USA
 Lompoc, California
Group name: Lompoc Coalition for Peace and Justice
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: Judy Clifford
Phone: (805) 742-0042
Email: lompocpeace@yahoo.com
 At 7:00 pm on the 21st we will receive a proclamation from the Mayor and City Council declaring it Peace Day in Lompoc. We will have a candlelit peace walk to Centennial Square where we will hold a two hour vigil with music and sharing commemorating the day. We also have youth coloring projects being done by the library, Boys and Girls Club, schools, and local churches.
 USA
 Lompoc, California
Group name: Lompoc Coalition for Peace and Justice
Group size: 50
Website: 
Contact person: Mary AlKhaja
Phone: 
Email: magdaline131@aol.com
 A two hour evening observance. We will have a candlelight walk and vigil. At the vigil music and poetry will be shared.
 USA
 Long Island, NY
Group name: IDP Vigil 2004 Celebration for Peace
Group size: Large
Website: http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/ 
Contact person: Karen K. Serota
Phone: 
Email: kks36@aol.com
 
 USA
 Los Angeles
Group name: Church of Scientology International - Human Rights
Group size: 724
Website: www.scientology.org/humanrights 
Contact person: Leisa Goodman
Phone: 
Email: humanrightsdir@scientology.net
 A 24 Hour vigil will be held on L. Ron Hubbard Way, Los Angeles. This will include an interfaith service in conmmemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
 USA
 Madison, WI
Group name: AmmaMadi
Group size: 45 on list
Website: 
Contact person: Kenna del Sol
Phone: 
Email: ammamadi@charter.net
 Peace chanting and meditation at 7 am, noon and 7 pm. Group meditation at 7 pm. Om Lokaha Samastaha Sukinho Bhavantu
 USA
 Marine City MI
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Barbara Susan
Phone: 
Email: barbarasusan@comcast.net
 individual awareness through prayer and meditation
 USA
 Marquette, Michigan
Group name: Puzzles with a Purpose/"Global Peace(s)"
Group size: 3
Website: www.puzzleswithapurpose.com 
Contact person: Susan Belanger
Phone: 906 345-9391
Email: sbeli59@aol.com
 In private home, using "Global Peace(s)" as ameditation tool, we will pray peace and meditate upon the Earth as one peaceful planet.
 USA
 Maryland
Group name: Annapolis Fiends Meeting
Group size: 100
Website: www.quaker.org/annapolis 
Contact person: Lee Lougee
Phone: 410 647 7012
Email: lelougee@aol.com
 Our Quaker group invites the community of Annapolis to silent worship with us for the evening on Tues., Sept 21, from 7-10.
 USA
 Maryland
Group name: The McMahon Family
Group size: 10
Website: http://www.mcpuzzle.com 
Contact person: Joe McMahon
Phone: 
Email: joe@mcmahon.com
 There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace. Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
 USA
 McMinnville OR
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Mary Margaret Benson
Phone: 
Email: mbenson@linfield.edu
 
 USA
 Milwaukee, WI
Group name: Metro Milwaukee
Group size: 30 - ?
Website: 
Contact person: Shell Balek, OSF
Phone: 
Email: shellbalek@mailaka.net
 Public is invited to any/all: Morning Prayer service around Peace pole (School Srs of Notre Dame); noontime prayer in downtown St Ben's church; afternoon Peace Walk (Srs of St Francis); evening prayer at Prince of Peace church.
 USA
 Milwaukee, WI
Group name: Candlelight Coalition
Group size: 100+
Website: www.candlelightcoalition.org 
Contact person: Mike Walker
Phone: 
Email: info@candlelightcoalition.org
 A celebration of community, our event includes a participatory drum circle, a unity walk and a candlelight vigil. Begins Tuesday 6:30pm in Wauwatosa village center, at Wauwatosa Avenue and Harwood. See our website for more details.
 USA
 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Group name: Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
Group size: 100-300
Website: lhsc.org 
Contact person: Karen Johnson
Phone: 763-439-3104
Email: shewalkswithbear@aol.com
 Lake Harriet Spiritual Community will host a 24 hour Peace Vigil from 12:01am to 11:59pm. Participants can pray, sing, meditate, tell stories, etc. Ecumenical opening ceremonies. Classes on Teach Meditation/Teach Peace, etc. in building during vigil
 USA
 Montpelier and Central Vermont
Group name: Coalition of Vermont Peace Academy,Unitarian Chruc
Group size: 50 to 100 perhaps wi
Website: 
Contact person: Harris Webster
Phone: 
Email: hewebster@surfglobal.net
 From 6 PM to 9 PM there will be a series of events called "Convergng on Peace" celebrating IDP in fourlocations (3 churches and the public library): a meditation, an examination of non violent languge; presentions by the Vermont Peace Academy and Norwich Univesity , a military school, and a candlelight walk to to a final celebration of music, prayers, and IDP information.
 USA
 Nashua, NH
Group name: Sally and three other women Friends
Group size: 4
Website: www.sistersofholycross.org 
Contact person: Sally Stearns CSC
Phone: 
Email: sallie40@yahoo.com
 We are gathering in my house to pray the International Day of Prayer for Peace today at 5:30 PM
 USA
 New York
Group name: Central Park International Day of Peace Vigil
Group size: 1000
Website: www.worldpeace.org 
Contact person: Nickolai Parker
Phone: +1-212-697-1691
Email: nickolai@worldpeace.org
 The Central Park International Day of Peace Vigil will take place in New York City at the Central Park Bandshell. There will be a World Peace Prayer Ceremony with the flags of all nations. Prayers for Peace will be presented by many religious and spiritual traditions.
 USA
 New York
Group name: Chaplain's office, World Council of Churches, Reli
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Chaplain's office for the Church Center for the Un
Phone: 212-661-1764
Email: chaplain@gbgm-umc.org
 From 4-5 p.m., 777 UN Plaza, in the Chapel -- multiple peoples from various religions and peoples, languages and cultures will come together to honor those who have lost their lives through war and pray that that we will more fervently commit to that commitment which the world has already made -- found in the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations. We will drum, chant, pray, sing and hear one another into the peace which we desire.
 USA
 New York
Group name: InterSpiritual Dialogue
Group size: 100
Website: www.isdac.com 
Contact person: Dr. Kurt Johnson, Member, Service Council
Phone: 
Email: ISDialogue@aol.com
 InterSpiritual Ceremony for Peace: As part of the celebration of 2004’s International Day of Peace, and InterSpiritual Dialogue’s role as a “Partner” for “Eleven Days of Global Unity”, The Second Annual InterSpiritual Ceremony for Peace will be held at Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, in the James Chapel from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, on International Day of Peace, Tuesday, September 21st.
 USA
 New York NY
Group name: 
Group size: 1- 10
Website: 
Contact person: Wayne Alfred
Phone: 
Email: winnah@earthlink.net
 I will start with meditation from 4am. and break for Breakfast and exercise at 6am until 8 am.I will then resume meditation to 10am.I hope to insire other to continue from 10am onwards.
 USA
 New York, New York
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Lucille Souza
Phone: 
Email:
 I will keep this vigil in prayer and use the Peache them in my meditation for 24 hours.
 USA
 Newport, KY
Group name: World Peace Bell Center
Group size: TBD
Website: www.worldpeacebell.com 
Contact person: Debbie Kayse
Phone: 859-581-2971
Email: dkayse@verdin.com
 in hopes of ringing Peace throughout the World the world's largest swinging bell will swing at 10:00 AM at Noon and 2:00 PM.
 USA
 North Carolina
Group name: FaithAction International House
Group size: 25-30
Website: www.faithaction.com 
Contact person: Dr. Mark Sills
Phone: 336-379-0037
Email: faithaction@earthlink.net
 We will conduct an interfaith prayer hour at noon, involving prayers for peace from 8 different world religions. We will involve refugees and immigrants from all parts of the world.
 USA
 NY, NY
Group name: A MILLION VOICES ONE PEACE
Group size: 1,000.000
Website: www.amillionvoices.org 
Contact person: Gemma Bulos
Phone: 917.497.1094
Email: gemma@werise.us
 A MILLION VOICE CHOIR will be singing "WE RISE", a rousing anthem calling for World Peace, from over 80 countries all over the globe at every hour of the day. Please join us and add "WE RISE" to your festivities. Download the "WE RISE" MP3 FREE online and join the choir at www.amillionvoices.org.
 USA
 Nyack, NY
Group name: St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Group size: 12 to 200
Website: 
Contact person: Rev. Frederick Boyle
Phone: 845 358-1481
Email: pastorFKB@GodHq.net
 St. Paul's UMC in Nyack, NY will maintain a 24-hour prayer vigil and gather for a special 1-hour prayer service in the evening of September 21, 2004 (7:30-8:30 pm EDT)
 USA
 NYC
Group name: MA Math- Amma's organization
Group size: 50
Website: amma.org 
Contact person: Bob Wiener
Phone: 
Email: bob@qedresources.com
 chanting, meditation and prayer for one hour on noon, sept 21
 USA
 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Group name: Oklahoma City Satsang
Group size: 25
Website: www.divine-mother.org 
Contact person: Ethan Walker
Phone: 405-447-4955
Email: ethan@devipress.com
 Our satsang is meeting at 10:30 AM to chant the 1,008 names, sing bhajans and then pray for world peace at noon.
 USA
 PA, Pittsburgh (South Park)
Group name: Winidover Hills United Methodist Church
Group size: 30
Website: www.windoverhills.org 
Contact person: Dale Reese
Phone: 412-653-6899
Email: sydale@stargate.net
 24 Hours: Windover Hills UMC will host a 12 hour Peace Prayer Vigil in our sanctuary on Tuesday, September 21. Members will sign up for 30-minute time slots. The other 12 hours of Vigil will be conducted by our missionaries in Latvia and Australia to ensure a continuous 24 hour Vigil.. The vigil in our santuary will begin at noon on September 21 and conclude at midnight. If you cannot come to the sanctuary but want to pray for world peace, know that you may join us in prayer from wherever you happen to
 USA
 Philadelphia
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Kyra Atterbury
Phone: 
Email: Katterbury@aol.com
 I pledge to observe the International Day of Peace in prayer and hope that they peoples of the world can come together with the realization that differences only make the world brighter.
 USA
 Pittsburgh, PA
Group name: Interfaith Center at Carlow College
Group size: 500
Website: 
Contact person: Sister Barbara Finch
Phone: 412 849-3600
Email: gadangelo2@aol.com
 A 24-hour interfaith observation featuring rituals from Islam, Christian, Jewish, Bhuddist and Hindo traditions
 USA
 Poughkeepsie, NY
Group name: Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Group size: 35
Website: 
Contact person: Dana Barnett
Phone: 845-471-7213
Email: barnettdana29@aol.com
 We will inviting all of the people in our building, the Family Partnership center of Dutchess County to participate in a moment of silence for peace, and will personally be holding a vigil for prayer and meditaion throughout the day.
 USA
 Randolph, NJ
Group name: New Jersey Satsang
Group size: 35
Website: 
Contact person: Sulekha Das
Phone: 973-361-8084
Email: sulekhadas@aol.com
 2 hrs duration: Prayer meeting; chanting of 1001 names, Lokah Samasta.., Arati
 USA
 Redlands, CA
Group name: Headwaters Productions
Group size: 1
Website: www. headwatersproductions.com 
Contact person: Sharon Rodgers Simone
Phone: 909-798-9992
Email: sharon@headwatersproductions.c
 24 hours - day of retreat, prayer, music, showing the film Peace by Peace: Women on the Frontlines in my community (still confirming a venue).
 USA
 Rockford, IL
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: JASprinkle
Phone: 
Email: Sprinkle49j@peoplepc.com
 5 minutes, meditation
 USA
 Roseburg OR
Group name: United Methodist Church & Gathering of Many Faiths
Group size: 200
Website: www.fumcrbrg.org 
Contact person: Robert Flaherty
Phone: 541-672-1629
Email: pastor@fumcrbrg.org
 We will have an interfaith prayer service for one hour and encourage people to keep the vigil at home or in their place of worship. We will have a sign up sheet in an attempt to verify that all 24 hourse are covered. First United Methodist Church of Roseburg will have its chapel open for peole to come to pray througout the day.
 USA
 Salt Lake City, Utah
Group name: Inner Light Center
Group size: 
Website: www.peacewalkinternational.com 
Contact person: Ned Nerdin
Phone: 
Email: ned@peacewalkinternational.com
 The "PeaceWalk International" is a Permanent Peace Demonstration at the mediation garden of the Inner Light Center at 4408 South 500 East in Salt Lake City, Utah. We have lined the PeaceWalk with the word "peace" in numerous foreign languages thus making it a truly "International" peace walk. We have laid the stones and finished construction of the PeaceWalk International Radiant pathway, dedicating it to world peace. Encounter "peace in every step" as you meditate upon the path of peace. We will be supporting the International Day of Peace with an ongoing link to the web site and through prayers and meditations going on through out the summer until the International Day of Peace and beyond. Please visit us at www.peacewalkinternational.com
 USA
 San Diego, CA
Group name: Church of Scientology of San Diego
Group size: 
Website: www.scientology.org/humanrights/ 
Contact person: Veronica Albano
Phone: 
Email: veronica_albano@cox.net
 This will take place in the San Diego Concourse/Civic Center in Downtown from 12pm-1pm on Sept 21t. The theme of the event is "Human Rights Lead to Peace" in commemoration of this day. This is gathering is to get the word out that groups and people of faith are working together to create peace. We also want to bring awareness to the people of the San Diego community of the importance of knowing what their human rights are through awareness of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and how having the knowledge and application of these principles set forth in this document can bring about peace. Representatives from various religious traditions will speak, pray, and sing.
 USA
 San Diego, CA
Group name: San Diego Amma Satsang
Group size: 50
Website: 
Contact person: Eric Nelson
Phone: 760-745-0219
Email: enelson200@aol.com
 less than 24 hours. The group members have been asked to pray for a minute at noon. Also there was a small gathering at 11am to chant the 1000 names of the Divine Mother dedicated to world peace, followed by prayer. That evening a small group gathered to sing and pray for world peace.
 USA
 San Jose, California
Group name: MA Center
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: bhaskar babu
Phone: 
Email:
 A minute of silence and prayer was observed at mid-day on 09/21/2004.
 USA
 Santa Clara, California
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: www.amma.org 
Contact person: Prasad
Phone: 
Email:
 1 hour - prayer, meditation and chanting the peace prayer - lokaha samstaha sukhino bavanthu
 USA
 Santa Cruz, CA
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Evan A. Sugden
Phone: 
Email:
 10 minute meditation
 USA
 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Group name: Amma Center of New Mexico
Group size: 60
Website: www.ammacenter.org 
Contact person: Karthika Flora
Phone: 505-982-9801
Email: ashram@ammacenter.org
 15 hours: 6:00 am to 21:00 (9 pm) Method: chants (1,000 names of the Divine Mother, from the Vedas of India); meditation; singing of sacred songs of India
 USA
 Santa Monica CA
Group name: Santa Monica Yoga & Yoga Path
Group size: 20-40 tbd
Website: Yogapath.org & Santamonicayoga.com 
Contact person: Daniel Stewart
Phone: 
Email: info@yogapath.org
 Ahimsa = Nonviolence. Candle lit yoga flow and meditation. Setting an intention for peace in the world through our inner pratice of Ahimsa and loving kindness meditation.
 USA
 Seal Beach, CA
Group name: 
Group size: One
Website: 
Contact person: Holly Kinner
Phone: 
Email:
 On the beach, Meditation, candle lighting, Prayer,Releasing Flowers into the Ocean in Memory of all here and Gone.
 USA
 Seattle, Wa
Group name: Seattle Amma Satsang
Group size: 50
Website: www.amma.org/seattlesatsang 
Contact person: Karuna Poole
Phone: 
Email: karunap@oz.net
 We are all doing the one minute of prayer at noon and then will meet from 7-10 pm to pray and sing.
 USA
 Severna Park, MD
Group name: Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, PA
Group size: 5
Website: ssjphila.org 
Contact person: Sister Mary Jane Daily
Phone: 
Email:
 Less than 24 hours; Prayer
 USA
 Southfield, MI
Group name: In The Light
Group size: many
Website: www.in-the-light.org 
Contact person: Dave Capraro
Phone: 
Email: idpvigil@in-the-light.org
 Many of our members are holding activities in their various places of worship and homes. We are also active in promoting the Vigil locally and internationally.
 USA
 Southlake, Texas
Group name: PrePaid Legal Services Independent Associates
Group size: Thousands
Website: www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/carrera 
Contact person: Roberto Carrera
Phone: 
Email: carrera@prepaidlegal.com
 I will e-mail friends and acquaintances throughout the U.S. not only today (when I first heard about the Peace Vigil), but, each and every day of the year, to inform them about World Day of Peace and invite them to organize prayer vigils in their communities with people of all faiths, on September 21 of each year.
 USA
 Spokane Washington
Group name: Interfaith Council
Group size: 1000
Website: www.interfaithnw.org 
Contact person: Kateri Caron
Phone: 509-329-1410
Email: interfaithnw.org
  Our three hour vigil on September 21 includes an evening meal, multi-cultural dances, candle lighting, singing and prayers for peace. Our celebration brings together Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Native American, Sufi, Unitarian and Unity. Interfaith Council, founded on International Peace Day, create peace within our families and community.
 USA
 Spring, TX
Group name: Creative Life Spiritual Center
Group size: open
Website: www.creativelife.org 
Contact person: Tomi Phillips
Phone: 281-292-1652
Email: tomig@houston.rr.com
 Our vigil will begin at 7 pm, We will assemble around a Peace Pole, with "May Peace Prevail on Earth" printed in English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Japanese and Cherokee. As darkness falls, we will light candles and visualize the world as One, at peace, perfect and healthy.
 USA
 Springfield, IL
Group name: Hospital Sisters of St. Francis
Group size: 150
Website: springfieldfranciscans.org 
Contact person: Maureen Irvin, OSF
Phone: 
Email: mirvin@hsosf-usa.org
 We will be having a prayer service and procession to our peace pole during which every country of the world will be mentioned and prayed for.
 USA
 Springfield, OH
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Nancy Flinchbaugh
Phone: 937-390-8833
Email: nancfbaugh@aol.com
 We are having mediation training today. We will have a moment of silence and brainstorm ways to work for peacebuilding during our session today.
 USA
 St. Charles, Illinois
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: H. Lamar Gibble
Phone: 
Email: nhlgibble@aol.com
 I am arranging to have our church open all day for prayer and meditation and all of our Sunday School groups will be having study sessions during September with a focus on peace and non-violence.
 USA
 St. Louis, Missouri
Group name: Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St.Louis Prov
Group size: 20
Website: www.csjsl.org 
Contact person: Diana Oleskevich
Phone: 314-678-0317
Email: justice@csjsl.org
  we will gather around the peace pole at 6:30 pm, then enter the chapel and listenn to silence, Native American flute, readings from a variety of traditions, and participate in Universal Dances of Peace. All are welcome!
 USA
 sunnyvale , california
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: www.amma.org 
Contact person: harshavardhan kuntur
Phone: 
Email: hkuntur@cup.hp.com
 
 USA
 Sunnyvale, CA
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Ramesh Bhakthavatchalu
Phone: 408 736 6857
Email: rameshus@hotmail.com
 24 hours vigil for peace on sep 21. doing prayer all the day and one minute silence prayer as said by Amma.
 USA
 Toledo,Ohio
Group name: St. Paschal Fraternity S.F.O./Toledo Friends of St
Group size: 25
Website: 
Contact person: Jerry Mazuchowski,s.f.o.
Phone: 419 7293370
Email: paschalmarie@yahoo.com
 We will gather for a holy hour of prayer at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for an ecumennical service.
 USA
 Trenton, Michigan
Group name: St. Joseph Parish, Trenton
Group size: 1200 families
Website: 
Contact person: Sister Helen Sohn
Phone: 
Email:
 24-hour Prayer Vigil with special prayers services at 12:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m; 10:30 a.m., l:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m
 USA
 Tucson, Arizona
Group name: Hope International
Group size: ?
Website: www.openpersonalchange.org 
Contact person: Rev. John B. Brown
Phone: (520) 400-0650
Email: open_personal_change@earthlink
 
 USA
 Tucson, Arizona
Group name: Amma's Tucson Satsang Group
Group size: ten
Website: 
Contact person: Jessi Williams
Phone: 520-750-9531
Email: jessilina@cox.net
 The group vigil will be held for three hours in which there will be prayer, meditation and chanting (Singing devotional music). Individuals in the group are fasting and taking time to meditate and pray for world peace.
 USA
 Ukiah, California
Group name: Developing Virtue Secondary School, City of Ten Th
Group size: 70
Website: www.drba.org/education 
Contact person: Heng Yin
Phone: 707 468-3896
Email: hengyin@drba.org
 Instilling Goodness and Developing Virtue Schools at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be making several peace doves which will be ¡§flown¡¨ in the Mendocino County Fair Parade in Boonville at noon on Sunday, September 19, and also in Ukiah on Tuesday, September 21, between the Courthouse and Alex Thomas Plaza from noon till 1 p.m. We will be singing peace songs, chanting a peace mantra, and speaking about peace. All those who support peace are welcome to join us. Please contact Heng Yin at hengyin@drba.org or 468-3896 for more information.
 USA
 Union City, CA
Group name: Sudha Jagannathan/Ratnam Nair
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: Sudha Jagannathan
Phone: 
Email: sudhaj@sbcglobal.net
 Ratnam Nair prayed all day, reciting the Lalita Sahasra Namam and Amma's 108 names and the Lokaha Samastaha chant all day, including the noon time silent prayer. Sudha J. recited the Lalita Sahasra namam and Amma's 108 names a few times during the day.
 USA
 Vermont
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Linda Laundry
Phone: 8022229013
Email: linda_laundry@yahoo.com
 less than 24 hours prayer and meditation
 USA
 WA - Port Townsend
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: margaret dolit
Phone: 360 344-3364
Email: margaretdolit@yahoo.com
 Joining in purpose of peace in prayer with my husband, Alan (with Jesus too), all day long.
 USA
 Warwick, R.I.
Group name: Alphabetize-It
Group size: 120
Website: 
Contact person: C J Racinski
Phone: 
Email: wjcjarts@cox.net
 #-6pm our time an afternnon of peace activities and projects for youth and their families. Theatre performances, music and youth choirs will sing peace songs. Peace Dove Kite and Peace parade at 5 pm and we will end the afternoon with a final peace vigil circle and readings of peace prayers from around the world.
 USA
 Whiting IN
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Nancie Tharp
Phone: 
Email: n.tharp@sbcglobal.net
 At 12:00 noon CST I will stop what I am doing, light a white candle, pray and meditate for world peace... let there be peace and let it begin with me. Namaste'
 USA
 Winston Salem, NC
Group name: St. Anne's Episcopal Church
Group size: 30
Website: http://stannes-ws.org 
Contact person: The Rev. Hal Hayek
Phone: 336-768-0174
Email: stannes@stannes-ws.org
 Join us for a celebration to honor this Day of Peace at 7:00 pm at St. Anne's Episcopal Church Peace Pole. The Peace Pole was dedicated last year and is a hand-crafted monument displaying the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth." In addition to English, it also displays five plaques in languages which represent the five major religions of the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. This year, plaques in Spanish and Cherokee will be dedicated to honor our local community.
 USA
 Wisconsin
Group name: A Course In Miracles International
Group size: 500
Website:www.themiracletimes.com/IDP/International_Day_of_Peace.htm
Contact person: Sue Maybury
Phone: 608 253 HEAL
Email: sue@themiracletimes.com
 "There is no peace except the peace of God." You are welcome to join us for a seven day celebration of peace we are hosting at our Miracles Healing Center. Our focus will be on sharing and extending the LIGHT of God through prayer, music and celebration. We have individuals from 25 countries dedicated to one purpose..the single desire of the Son for the Father. Nothing real can be threatened, nothing unreal exists, herein lies the peace of God. THIS IS A DREAM! It is time to AWAKEN!

Africa

Location Group Information Vigil Description
  Worldwide
 
Group name: UNANIMA International
Group size: 
Website: www.unanima-international.org 
Contact person: Catherine Ferguson
Phone: 
Email: fergcf@earthlink.net
 Our organization is nine different congregations with more than 10,000 members throughout the world. We will be asking each of the congregations to sponsor some prayer activity wherever they are located in the world. Some of these will be very simple and short prayer services and some will be longer commemorations for peace. Most will be less than 24 hours.
 Benin
 Cotonou
Group name: Africa Peace
Group size: 17
Website: www.africa-peace.org 
Contact person: Daniel Edah
Phone: +229 07 64 08
Email: africa_peace@yahoo.fr
 Our organization will organize a half of day (less than 24 hours) conference to raise public awareness with emphasis on journalists and artists on the need to preserve peace through Media and Art productions. The conference will start by peace prayers led by religious leaders.
 Benin
 COTONOU - Littoral
Group name: Interreligious and International Ferderation for W
Group size: more than 2000
Website: www.iifwp.org 
Contact person: Paterne Sosie Lin ZINSOU
Phone: 229 907461
Email: paternalpho@yahoo.com
 1-Prayers, speeches and meditation for peace in 40 Church from 10 to 12PM 2-Press conference for Culture for Peace 3- Press Massage to send to 30 Newspapers, radio and TV. 4- Conference with Benin and Togo Ambassadors for Peace
 Democratic Republic of Congo
 Kinshasa
Group name: Pastors for Peace RDCongo
Group size: 400
Website:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pastorsforpeacerdcon
Contact person: Reverend Dona Kabamba Kantolue
Phone: 00243814052759
Email: donapastorofpeace@yahoo.fr
  -Organisation d'une vigile pour la journée internationale de la Paix à Kinshasa, Lubumbashi;Bukavu; Kananga et Ituri. -Organisation d'un concert de la Paix "Worship Together", Samedi 20 septembre2004 avec la musique populaire, et le Dimanche avec la musique chrétienne. -Organisation d'une conférence en faveur de la Paix:"la jeunesse pour un Congo meilleur dans un monde meilleur". -La remise du trophée "KIMIA" au Président de la République démocratique du Congo, son Excellence Général Major Joseph Kabila Kabange par Pastors for Peace RDCongo.
 Guinée
 Conakry
Group name: Brothers of the Sacred Heart Community of Guinea
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Jean Daniel Barboza
Phone: 00 224 54 75 91
Email: danybarboza@hotmail.com
 
 Liberia
 monrovia
Group name: 
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Rodney Antoine
Phone: 538768
Email: santoined1@yahoo.com
 I wii always share the spirit of peace
 Liberia
 Monrovia
Group name: World Peace Prayer Society Members, Youth For Peac
Group size: 50-150
Website: 
Contact person: Netugba Wesseh
Phone: 
Email: netugbawesseh@yahoo.com
  Less then 24 hrs to be followed by soccer match
 Nigeria
 Ebonyi State
Group name: Individual-Okpara Akum Godwin
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: Amb. Norris Nwansi
Phone: 08037084992
Email: rysnigeria@yahoo.com
 We are in a sort of far off place from Rivers state, but we concluding arrangement to form an axis of peace with Religious Youth service which contacted us for this laudable progress in the world. In addition we are going to have our prayer band team pray through the night of the 21st specifically for this purpose.
 NIGERIA
 FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY/ abuja
Group name: NIGERIAN CHILDREN'S PARLIAMENT
Group size: 148
Website: www.nigeriachildrensparliament.8k.com 
Contact person: SENATOR HENRY ILABIEGHA ABBEY, LP.
Phone: +234-805-560501
Email: postmaster@nigeriachildrenspar
 We are oragnizing a WEST AFRICAN YOUNG PARLIAMENTARIANS PEACE SUMMIT IN ABUJA. Bringing together young parliamentarians and other young advocates from arround the world to come up with A DECLARATION ON GLOBAL CEASEFIRE AND NON-VIOLENCE AND TO OBSERVE A TTHE DAYS WITH A PEACE MARCH AND INTERNATIONAL VIGIL, VISITS TO REFUGEE CAMPS MINISTER OF DEFENCE WORKSHOP on how we can be peace keepers aven as the values of peace are best and should be first taught at childhood
 Nigeria
 Imo State
Group name: Ind.
Group size: 10
Website: 
Contact person: Amb. Norris Nwansi
Phone: 08037084992, 08
Email: diafav@yahoo.com
 A very wonderful "man of Peace", contacted us as part of a speech he gave in Our anniversary in Nigeria-Imo State in particular. We will under his guidiance observe the day accordingly in the state.this is our first time of doing this and I must comment here and now that this is a loudable initiative by the United Nations.
 NIGERIA
 KANO/ KANO
Group name: CHILD DEV.FOCUS OF NIGERIA WEST AFRICA
Group size: 138
Website: nil 
Contact person: shem shehu
Phone: +234 - -314228
Email: cdfonkano98@yahoo.com
 we are oganising a night vigil for all the members of our church and the non-christian who promise to attend the vigil.
 nigeria
 Lagos
Group name: Annointed world&PROPHETIC Ministries
Group size: 150
Website: 
Contact person: pastor julius ayodele
Phone: 234 1 8904369
Email: annointedword@yahoo.com
 By Gods grace we shall observe 24hours vigil and will mobilise other christians in NIGERIA
 Nigeria
 Lagos
Group name: Global Peace & Development Initiatives
Group size: Lagos, Ibadan,Oshogb
Website: 
Contact person: Pastor Olu Ayo Oguntola
Phone: 234-8033183643
Email: globalpeace@fastermail.com
 Regnising the power of prayer as the most viable option towards enduring peace in Africa and the world at large, our organization is fully set for the inter day of peace vigil. In this regards, we have started mobilising people and organizations for adequate participation in this global event. As at moment a number of organizations have given us their support and assurance to observe the day. Among the organizatons are: Christian Association of nigeria, PFM, Christian Missionary Alliance(Africa),Agape Baptist Church(Nigeria) Evangelical Youth Fellowship of Nigeria. Others we are contacting are; Islamic Council of Nigeria, Ministry of Integration in Africa Bible Schools and Seminaries, Universities and Schools
 Nigeria
 Owerri
Group name: RYS Imo State Chapter
Group size: 5
Website: religiousyouthservice@yahoo.com 
Contact person: Norris Nwansi U.N.
Phone: 08036717247
Email: brightemma@yahoo.com
 As RYS shows, we in Imo State will join with the head of RYS Admin in our area to pray for Peace that 21st Night which our Oga here in Nigeria -Rev. Norris Nwansi tags "the P-Day". We are most delighted with the Guild Of Peace Induction which they are planning as the most wonderful means to reach out to the local communities on the UN initiative of spiritual observance for Peace.
 Nigeria
 Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Group name: Family Federation for World Peace & Unification -
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Rev. John Ipuole Oko
Phone: 
Email: familyfedrivers@yahoo.com
 We shall observe prayers for peace in all members homes in the morning. Also, series of awareness programs about the IDP has been set out including the mobilization of peace ambassadors for planting trees of peace and rally on the role of the family in building a culture of peace
 Nigeria
 Rivers State
Group name: Pure Love Alliance
Group size: 7
Website: 
Contact person: Rev. Norris Nwansi
Phone: 08037084992
Email: ebitimis@yahoo.com
 We are joining ranks for Peace with the Religious Youth Service to induct few organisations into the Guild Of Peace which was initiated by the RYS Rep and the UN_IDPV Project in Nigeria Norris Nwansi. This is part of our ideas in Recognition of good performace. There are also other progreammes which we are planinig as part of activities to mark the day in Nigeria because beyound pretence is the fact that we are bedeviled with near genocidal conflict in this country. We are committed in the pursuit.
 Nigeria
 Rivers State
Group name: Nigeria Coalition of NGOs
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Norris
Phone: 08037084992,080
Email: rysnigeria@yahoo.com
 
 Nigeria
 Rivers,and Imo States
Group name: Religious Youth Service
Group size: 70
Website: www.religiousyouthservice.org 
Contact person: Norris Nwansi
Phone: 08037084992
Email: rysnigeria@yahoo.com
 In preparation for the Day, we are planning to induct a media,an educational,and a religious institution that scaled through our criteria based on the support we received during last years' IDPV in Nigeria.We are equally planning for Peace March, Peace Conference/ Seminar which will culminate on that day which I describe as P-Day
 South Africa
 Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal
Group name: Gandhi Development Trust/Satyagraha/WCRP Durban
Group size: 40 total
Website: www.satyagraha.org.za 
Contact person: ela Gandhi
Phone: 27 031 2012067
Email: egandhi@anc.org.za
 We are hosting a Gandhi King Ikeda -Legacy of peacebuilders exhibition. During the 13 days we have a number of programmes dwelling on issues of peace including a vigil on the steps of the City Hall on the 21st, where there will be an interfaith prayer service and lighting of candles for those who have lost theoir lives in conflicts all over the world.
 South Africa
 Gauteng
Group name: South African Youth Minsters Project
Group size: 90
Website: 
Contact person: Shakir Baker
Phone: 0735612328
Email: shakirbaker@yahoo.com
 we would wish to bring meditation for peace in all the school on the day
 TOGO
 Lomé, Golfe/Région Maritime
Group name: 
Group size: 25
Website: www.cooperationtogo.net/paul 
Contact person: ANGES MESSAGERS
Phone: +228 227 93 66
Email: viglopaul@yahoo.fr
  We will have 20 Hours of Prayer, Meditation and Conference about PEACE in LOME - TOGO with our partners. Blessed are those who work for PEACE, for they shall be called Son of GOD. Let's work together for peace in the world. When gether, we are more strong ! SHALOM ! ! !
 Uganda
 KAMPALA
Group name: Inter-religious Dialogue Programme (INTERDIP - UGA
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Sr. Mary Goretti Kisaakye
Phone: 256-77603488, 2
Email: interreligiousd@yahoo.co.uk
 INTERDIP working together with Faith Based Communities around Kampala , we are committed to sensitize people of Uganda about the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE during the Peace Month of September 2004. 2004 we are committed to educate School Children about Peace and how they can be agents of Peace. We shall mobilize Youth, Women and Children to participate in the International Day of Peace 2004. In our planning we are going to organize INTER-FAITH PEACE PRAYERS and these prayers will be focused World Peace and the Northern part of Uganda where our fellow Ugandans have experienced war for many years.
 USA
 Seattle, WA
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Noreen Wedman
Phone: 
Email: healingwords@onebox.com
 5 minutes Prayer
 World wide
 
Group name: Devotees of Ammachi (informal)
Group size: 
Website:http://www.ammachi.org/teachings/ammas-message.html 
Contact person: 
Phone: 
Email:
 Amma has asked all her children to participate in the collective minute of silence and prayer at 12:00 noon (your local time) on 21st September. Amma said, "It doesn't matter where you are--whether at work, at home, traveling, or even in the bathroom--you can participate in this prayer. Just stop whatever you are doing at that time and spend one minute praying for the peace of the world. We should encourage as many people as possible to take part in this prayer."

Asia

Location Group Information Vigil Description
 Bangladesh
 Dhaka
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Kakoli Chakravarty
Phone: 0189297156(T&T)
Email: kakoli
 
 Bangladesh
 Dhaka
Group name: Dept. of Peace and Conflict Studies
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Md. Golam Mostofa
Phone: 880-2-9883998,
Email: mostofa17@yahoo.com
 Very soon we will decide what to do and how to observe IDP.Thanks.
 Burma
 border areas of Thailand, Burma, Bangladesh, Inida
Group name: Women as Peacebuilders Project, Women's League of
Group size: 12,000
Website: www.womenofburma.org 
Contact person: Ms. Khin Ohmar
Phone: 
Email: freeburm@loxinfo.co.th
 We will be having vigils, prayers, public forums and wall journals where drawing of children will be posted. There will be short articles and poems also be posted. Visit to schools to disseminate peace will be arranged as well.
 Commonwealth of the N. Mariana
 Saipan, MP
Group name: Maturana House of Prayer & Mercedarian Sisters
Group size: est. 50+
Website: 
Contact person: Sr. MaryAnn Hartmann, MMB
Phone: (670) 322-6373
Email: mhprayer@itecnmi.com
  At an outside multi-pupose building on site we are inviting anyone on island to come and pray for peace for any length of time during the vigil. They may place a bottled candle in the middle of the space,if they desire. After sunset quiet prayer will continue with only the light of the candles.
 INDIA
 Bellary, Karnataka
Group name: Holy Angels Mission
Group size: 1000
Website: 
Contact person: 
Phone: 
Email: Angels@amruthavarshini.co.uk
  24 HOURS AWAKENING THE FORCE FOR WORLD PEACE IN THE INDIVIDUAL MINDS THROUGH AMRUTHAVARSHINI WORLD LIGHT MEDITATION HOISTING THE GLOBAL PEACE FLAG OF AMRUTHAVARSHINI, LIGHTING THE HOLY LAMPS OF ANGELS.
 India
 Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Group name: Isha Foundation
Group size: 100,000
Website: www.ishafoundation.org 
Contact person: Linda Wright
Phone: 91 422 2615345
Email: info@ishafoundation.org
 Isha Fest on Sept 19 includes peace meditations and discourses by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev interspersed with stage performances to raise awareness of the need for individual transformation and unity as the basis for world peace. “Melodies of Peace” concert by vocalist Vani Jayaram culminates daylong festivities and begins 2-day individual meditation vigil.
 INDIA
 KOLLAM DISTRICT, KERALA
Group name: M.A. MATH, AMRITAPURI
Group size: 2,000
Website: www.amritapuri.org 
Contact person: INFORMATION CENTRE
Phone: 
Email: inform@amritapuri.org
 Amma will join Her children for meditation. She will also give a short message about world peace. Tuesday is Meditation Day. The 2,000 Amritapuri residents will gather in the temple for silent meditation and japa throughout the day. Pujas/homas will be held for world peace. There will also be a special ceremony involving the peepal tree sapling from Amritavarsham50, which Amma and President Of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam watered with sacred waters from 191nations.
 Japan
 Kobe
Group name: Carmelite Sisters of Charity, Vedruna,
Group size: 50
Website: 
Contact person: Maria Isabel Kato
Phone: 81-78-707-3116
Email: mikamdg@yahoo.co.jp
 In our Parish of Sano, wefll offer prayer and sacrifice for the Peace Vigil. It is as follows: 1.Mass and exposition 2.Personal sacrifice (fasting, penance, alms, etc.) 3.Invite the people who live near by to the prayer meeting for peace vigil. 4.Copy the Peace Prayer of St. Francis on card or post-card praying, and send it to friends and acquaintances asking to do something for the peace. 5.Attend to our attitude and words that obstruct the peace and recognize the necessity of our own liberation to accept sincerely other person.
 Japan
 Osaka
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: MH
Phone: 
Email: jepance@hotmail.com
 
 Nepal
 Kathmandu
Group name: youth Initiative
Group size: 150
Website: 
Contact person: Sujata Thapa
Phone: 977-1-4480308
Email: sujata_thapa@hotmail.com
 24 hours Prayer.
 Pakistan
 Islamabad
Group name: Peace Council of Pakistan
Group size: 60
Website: 
Contact person: M. Moazzam Warraich
Phone: +923005189765
Email: mmwar@hotmail.com
 We will conduct an awareness event from sunrise to sunset on the 21st of september this year incluse a receprtion, a walk. an public We will read the declaration for all life on earth and do other works to bring the international day of peace to the attention of by-passers, tourists, and other people that visit the peace palace that day. We celebrate our way towards a global ceasefire! May Peace Prevail on Earth.
 Philippines
 Cebu City
Group name: SSpS Sisters and Staff
Group size: 20
Website: 
Contact person: Sr. Estela
Phone: 2318512
Email: eparmisano@yahoo.com
 We had to stop work at 11:45 a.m. We gathered at the chapel and prayed for peace for 20 minutes including songs and meditation
 Philippines
 Manila
Group name: JPICC-AMRSP
Group size: 13,000
Website: 
Contact person: Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Ph
Phone: 436-2561
Email: jpicc_amrsp@yahoo.com
 IDP 2004 Celebration This year, the AMRSP-Shalom in dialogue with other groups and individuals representing a variety of religious, spiritual and political beliefs, has again committed to the task of creating and celebrating an awareness of September 21 as UN International Day of Peace (IDP). It unites itself to the UN objective: “To encourage the observation of a worldwide, 24-hour vigil for peace and non-violence on the International Day of Peace, September 21, in every home, house of worship and communities in our nation and throughout the world by all religious and spirituality-based groups and individuals, and by all men, women and children who seek peace in our country and in the world.” ‘IDP-Philippines’ 24-hours for Peace is meant to demonstrate the power of a united Filipino people in prayer and struggle for Peace and non-violence. 2:00 P.M. ASSEMBLY-QUEZON CITY MEMORIAL CIRCLE 2:30 P.M. PEACE PRAYERS, PEACE POETRY RECITAL, PEACE SONGS, PEACE DIALOGUE, PEACE POSTCARDS 5:30 P.M. PILGRIMAGE FOR PEACE FROM QUEZON CITY CIRCLE-PHILCOA-Q.C.CIRCLE) 6:30 P.M. CANDLE-LIGHTING FOR PEACE NOTE 1. Celebration Dress Code White 2. Bring Along Candles 3. Caps, Vizors, Hats Decorated With Peace Symbols 4. Religious Habit/Dress/Cassock etc….
 Philippines
 Quezon City
Group name: RMCHS Scouting Unit
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: Christopher F. Ragudo
Phone: 0632-527-5104
Email: sircris68@yahoo.com
 We would be conducting a 24 hour vigil with prayers and reflection about the importance of peace and being a friend to all
 Sri Lanka
 Colombo
Group name: Sri Lanka-United Nations Friendship Organisation (
Group size: 35,000
Website: www.sunfo.8m.com 
Contact person: Peace Ambassador Dr.Deshapriya S. Wijetunge
Phone: 94 11 2688606
Email: sunfo@webstation.lk
  SUNFO will organize a special meeting at CCF Hall, 48, Vajira Road, Colombo 4 on 21 Sep at 3.00PM for youth and advisory leaders from various parts of the country. This will followed by a 75 Peace & Global Understanding meetings in provinces in Sri Lanka from October 2004 to September,2005.
 Sri Lanka
 Countrywide
Group name: Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
Group size: 1,000,000+
Website:http://www.sarvodaya.lk/News/2004/Latest/news.htm
Contact person: Sarvodaya Peace Secretariat
Phone: 94-11-2655404
Email: ahimsanow@hotmail.com
 Sarvodaya expects two million people in Sri Lanka to participate in "Ahimsa Now" - a 60-day program of peace and nonviolence activites throughout thousands of villages, from August 21 to October 21. On September 21 we expect approx. 200,000 people to gather in Colombo for a program including a world peace Meditation led by Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Sarvodaya's Founder-President.
 Taiwan
 Hsinchu
Group name: Shu Guang High School
Group size: 287
Website: www.sggs.hc.edu.tw 
Contact person: Sr. Frances Chang SSpS -
Phone: 
Email: chin@sggs.hc.edu.tw
 Awareness activity during 3 days. Prayer service with the students on September 21.
 Taiwan
 Hsinchu
Group name: Shu Guang Senior High School
Group size: 400
Website: www.sggs.hc.edu.tw 
Contact person: Sr. Josephine Chen SSpS
Phone: 
Email: josephine@sggs.hc.edu.tw
 Awareness activity for 3 days. Prayer service on 9/21,2004
 Taiwan
 Hsinchu
Group name: Convent of the Holy Spirit - SSpS
Group size: 17
Website: 
Contact person: Sr. Carmen Elisa Bandeo SSpS
Phone: 
Email: sspstpv@ms41.hinet.net
 Fasting-awareness-prayer service for peace.
 Taiwan
 Hsinchu
Group name: Shu Guang Primary School
Group size: 692
Website: 
Contact person: Huang Yuh Mei, Principal
Phone: 
Email: sgps01@webmail.hceb.edu.tw
 Awareness and prayer: Each class will have a time for a dialogue about the meaning of Peace. After they will receive a symbol that will remind them to pray for peace every time they see it.
 Taiwan
 Kaohsiung City
Group name: Kaohsiung Community Church
Group size: 90
Website: www.thedreamoftherood.com 
Contact person: Rev. Craig Clark
Phone: 07-335-5456
Email: cbc7craigclark@yahoo.com
 24 hours
 TAIWAN
 Taipei City
Group name: Friends of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (Taiwan)
Group size: 30 and radio radio a
Website: http://home.kimo.com.tw/assktw/ 
Contact person: Akexander Paichuan Tsai
Phone: 886(2)29734776
Email: paichuan@twt1.com.tw
 I, chairman of the Friends of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi-TAIWAN, will introduce the significance and activities of the International Day of Peace Virgil on my weekly programme of Human Rights Studies on September 21 at the Taiwan Nation-Building Radio for two hours.
 Thailand
 Bangkok
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Paul Martin
Phone: 
Email: pmafm@hotmail.com
 Reading texts on non-violence from Gandhi and Luther King at 12.00 noon local time - Bangkok, Lumpini Park, near the boats

Australia and New Zealand

Location Group Information Vigil Description
  Worldwide
 
Group name: International Presentation Association
Group size: 2,500 approx
Website: ipa.ozehosting.com 
Contact person: Annette Shears
Phone: 
Email: ipabrisbane@ozemail.com.au
 Our members, with friends and associates in each of the 23 countries, will light candles and spend some time in prayer during the day. As we have members from New Zealand to the West Coast of the USA, the 24 hours will be covered in this co-operative effort.
  Worldwide
 
Group name: UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative
Group size: 300+
Website: www.UNmeditation.org 
Contact person: Steve Nation
Phone: 
Email: info@intuition-in-service.org
 A global 24 hour Vigil of meditation, prayer & invocation for Sept. 21st 00:00 - 24:00 GMT. Participants register on the web for 15 minute periods, using a prayer or invocation for peace on the quarter hour. Please register and link in.
 Australia
 Adelaide
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Carolyn Hocking
Phone: 
Email: champakhandro@hotmail.com
 24 hour recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light
 Australia
 Brisbane City, Queensland
Group name: Multi-Faith Centre
Group size: 
Website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/cgi-bin/frameit?http://www.griffith.edu.au: 
Contact person: Prof. Toh Swee-Hin
Phone: 61-7-3875 7053
Email: s.toh@griffith.edu.au
 On 21.09.2004, a Multi-Faith Prayer Ceremony with readings from diverse faith and spirituality traditions is held to open a Documentary Photographic Exhibition called Aftermath at Queensland College of Arts, South Bank
 Australia
 Broadbeach, Queensland
Group name: World Peace Concert
Group size: 47
Website: 
Contact person: Ken Jacob Promotions
Phone: +61 7 5533 8960
Email: kenjacob@tpg.com.au
 This World Peace Concert from 4pm-9pm features 19 different all women performing groups/singers each doing 3 songs for peace.
 Australia
 Canberra
Group name: Marist Justice and Solidarity
Group size: 30
Website: www.maristc.act.edu.au 
Contact person: Brother Greg
Phone: 
Email: gregmcdonald@mcc.act.edu.au
 The students and staff of Marist College will observe a minute's silence during the day, followed by a candle vigil to pray for peace in the Asia Pacific Region and the wortorn countries of the world.
 AUSTRALIA
 New South Wales
Group name: St Joseph's Catholic College
Group size: up to 950
Website: 
Contact person: Nicole Harrison
Phone: 02 43244022
Email: nharrison@sjcc.dbb.catholic.ed
 We are an all girls' high school operating in the Josephite Tradition inspired by the charism of Blessed Mary MacKillop. At 8.20 am on the 21st Sept we shall be celebrating the Mass of the Day with a special emphasis on peace prepared by my Year 8 RE class. The whole school has been asked to hold a minute's silence at 12 noon.
 Australia
 Shorncliffe, Brisbane, Queensland
Group name: Members & Friends of World Peace Prayer Society
Group size: 7
Website: www.worldpeace.org 
Contact person: Kerry McCarthy
Phone: (07) 3269 4196
Email:
  A World Peace Flag Ceremony where a prayer for peace is recited for every nation in the world 2pm - 3pm
 New Zealand
 Auckland
Group name: Church of Scientology of New Zealand
Group size: 200
Website: www.scientology.net.nz 
Contact person: Rita Peters
Phone: 09 5745170
Email: cofsnewzealand@clear.net
 This is a combined religions event held in co-ordination with the Otara community on the Ngati Otara Marae with a tradional Maori welcome (powhiri) at 10am. It is a 24-hour event with several religious groups participating including Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Salvation Army, Falun Dafa, et al. Each will be commemorating the Day of Peace in their own tradition. All are welcome to attend this event.
 New Zealand
 Kapiti Coast
Group name: Kapiti Interfaith
Group size: 25
Website: 
Contact person: Norman Wilkins
Phone: 0064 4 9025807
Email: kapiti@paradise.net.nz
 7pm to 9pm with different faiths taking 15 minute slots - prayers, music, readings, silence, flowers, symbols. Baha'i, Buddhist, Society of Friends, Uniting Parish, Triangle Centre, Islam, Christian Scientist, Peace Action Kapiti involvement
 New Zealand
 Kerikeri
Group name: St James Church
Group size: 70
Website: 
Contact person: Pat Harris
Phone: 
Email: sjandpj@xtra.co.nz
 Church available to everyone through the day. 3 hour vigi 11am - 1pm. Prayer and meditation
 New Zealand
 Wanganui
Group name: Peace through Unity
Group size: 20??
Website: www.angelfire.com/journal/brooke2000/ 
Contact person: Gita Brooke
Phone: 
Email: optubrookiana@xtra.co.nz
 A Prayer Breakfast will be held for IDP in the Quiet Room of the Quaker Settlement from 8-9am on September 21. All welcome.
 New Zealand
 Wellington
Group name: Wellington World Service Meditation Group
Group size: 20
Website: 
Contact person: Steve Nation
Phone: 
Email: sjnation@paradise.net.nz
 2 hours noon to 2pm, Turnbull House, Wellington. Prayers and meditations for a culture of peace from different religions and spiritualities. All welcome
 New Zealand
 Wellington
Group name: Interfaith Vigil
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Sally Latham
Phone: 044991168
Email: cas
 
 New Zealand Aotearoa
 Nelson
Group name: Nelson Peace Group
Group size: 200
Website: 
Contact person: Anne FitzSimon
Phone: 
Email: anne.f@clear.net.nz
 The Nelson Peace Group invites the people of Nelson to the Church Steps on Tuesday 21st September between 5 and 6pm to acknowledge United Nations International Day of Peace. Both individuals and groups are welcome to share short songs, poems, prayers, etc and we encourage people to bring banners to wave.
 World wide
 
Group name: World Dreams Peace Bridge
Group size: 65
Website:http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/moonfestival.htm
Contact person: Victoria Quinton
Phone: 
Email: mermaid@alphalink.com.au
 Dear Dreamers, Each year, members of the World Dreams Peace Bridge conduct an eleven day dream event between September 11, the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York, and September 21, the United Nations' World Day of Peace. We will be doing DaFuMu dreaming (dreams of great good fortune) during this time, and we invite you to join us. Each day will focus on a different area of the world. This event is free, and all who dream of Peace are welcome to join us. To read more about DaFuMu dreaming go to http://worlddreamspeacebridge.org/dafumu.htm If you would like to share a dream with us during this time, you can post one in the prayer/dream bowl We would also like to extend to you the invitation to join the members of the Peace Bridge at the celebration of our third anniversary. The Bridge actually began on October 17, but this year we are celebrating a little early, with a DaFullMoon celebration at the Reservoir. For more on the celebration http://www.worlddreamspeacebridge.org/#celebration There can never be too many people dreaming of peace. Jean Campbell

Europe

Location Group Information Vigil Description
 Áåëàðóñü
 Áàðàíîâè÷è
Group name: Ïðèõîä Ôàòèìñêîé Ìàòåðè Áîæèåé
Group size: 100
Website: 
Contact person: 
Phone: 375163462595
Email: pfmb@tut.by
 24 ÷àñîâàÿ ìîëèòâà ïîêëîíåíèÿ Ñâÿòûì Äàðàì
 Belgium
 Aalst
Group name: Beweging voor Vrede
Group size: 2
Website: www.voorVrede.be 
Contact person: John Verschooten
Phone: 0486/762.660
Email: john@voorVrede.be
  We will begin our day with meditation in a chapel for Peace in ourselfs and the world. Then we will stand during the whole day still at some busy places in Belgium with a banner which marks: "more attention for peace" and at the bottom "International day of Peace" both in Dutch ofcourse. Every 15 min. we will sound a bell to get the focus of the people, to get their attention on Peace. We will end the day in meditation for Peace in ourselfs and the world. During the day our minds and our actions will be focussed on Peace!!
 Denmark
 Copenhagen
Group name: Forening før Menneskerettigheder og Tolerance
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Ad Vulto
Phone: (0045) 33 73 73
Email: advulto@gawab.com
  We are the Association for Human Rights and Tolerance in Denmark We are a group participating in the campaign by the Church of Scientology in Denmark and Friends of the United Nations to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and so create peace. We are planning a pray meeting in Copenhagen with all religions involved, on the 21 September. New update on the prayer arrangment will soon follow. Please feel free to communicate to the e-mail address on the left for your ideas and participation as far as Denmark is concerned.
 England
 Leeds West Yorkshire
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Linda Strickler
Phone: 0113-293-8748
Email: lindastrickler@onetel.com
 I commit myself to personal meditation and awareness during the 24 hour period (subject to sleep and other necessary activities) by thinking of peace and acting in peace. I will also promote the day at a Picnic for Peace on the 8 August 2004 (whereby people around the world will think/discuss/be at peace from 11a.m. to 3p.m. as a WorldWide wave of peace energy. This event is a time not a place and is being celebrated in many countries around the world. Love and Peace to all. Linda
 England
 London
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Julie Mair
Phone: 00442088863890
Email: juliefmair@hotmail.com
 Meditation with prayer
 England
 Nailsworth Stroud
Group name: 2nd Nailsworth Brownies
Group size: 24
Website: 
Contact person: debbie Powell
Phone: 01453 832628
Email: debbiepowell@tiscali.co.uk
 1 hour 15 minutes during a Brownie Meeting about World peace
 England
 Peterborough
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Dawn McLean
Phone: 
Email: dawn@mclean60.freeserve.co.uk
 24 hours - prayer, meditation and mindfulness throughout day
 England
 Stafford
Group name: Private Meditation Group
Group size: 5
Website: 
Contact person: Karen Haycock
Phone: 
Email: karen.haycock@valco.co.uk
  We are a private meditation group who sit each week for self development and for world peace. We are sitting for the whole 24 hours with prayers, readings and meditations. May the light that emanates from us all unite with that of others for a wonderful healing and peaceful 24 hours. Love to you all.
 España
 Zaragoza
Group name: Iglesia Reformada de Aragón
Group size: 30
Website: 
Contact person: Augusto G. Milián
Phone: +34 (976) 35 35
Email: iglesiareformada@lycos.com
 less then 24 hours Prayers, meditation, etc
 España
 Zaragoza - Aragón
Group name: Canonesas del Santo Sepulcro
Group size: 400
Website: 
Contact person: Comunidad
Phone: (0034) 976.293.
Email: canonesas@hotmail.com
 CAMPANAS PARA LA PAZ. Encuentro donde se combinaran toques de campana y reflexiones sobre la Paz. Los toques serán a cargo de Francesc Llop i Bayo, antropólogo valenciano. Los textos para la paz preparados por la comunidad del Monasterio de la Resurrección. Sábado 18 de septiembre, 19h, Plaza de san Nicolás - EUCARISTIAS PARA LA PAZ: dia 19, 12h - día 20, 19,30h, iglesia de san Nicolás - ABIERTOS POR LA PAZ. Dia 21 10h a 13h abiertos los siguientes lugares para orar: Iglesia Reformada de Aragón, Calle Supervía; Parroquia Ortodoxa Rumana, Alcalde Saínz de Varanda y la Iglesia de san Nicolás de Bari - VIGILIA PARA LA PAZ. Organiza; Un grupo de personas de diferentes tradiciones religiosas con sensibilidad por la Paz y el Diálogo Interreligioso -Mesa de la Paz- Día: 21. 19h (con posibilidad de incorporarse o salir). Lugar: Monasterio de la Resurrección, Don Teobaldo
 Finland
 Joensuu, North Carelia
Group name: ENO Programme
Group size: 5 000
Website: http://eno.joensuu.fi 
Contact person: Mika Vanhanen
Phone: 
Email: vanhanen@cc.joensuu.fi
 ENO schools around the world will plant a tree for environment and peace, in 68 countries at 12.00 local time.
 finland
 tampere
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: rebekka roininen
Phone: 
Email: rebzie@wildmail.com
 I will organize an interreligous open peace event in Tampere. I will distribute flyers asking people to keep one minute silence at 12 noon and pray for peace. I will work hard to transform myself to find inner peace so that I can be a better example to others and have a positive effect on my environment.
 France
 Eure et Loir
Group name: Amma's devotees
Group size: 150
Website: www.amma-france.org 
Contact person: Brahmacharini Dipamrita Chaitanya
Phone: 0033237374430
Email: centreamma@wanadoo.fr
 6am-8am Prayer and meditation 11h Arcana: prayer 12h Une minute de silence et prière pour la Paix suivi de 18 Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu (que tous les êtres trouvent le bonheur et la paix). 18h puja 18h 30 à 20h bhajans (singing) Nous aurons également une petite fontaine avec l'eau des 191 nations, eau qui avait été ramenée d'Amritavarsham, pour la Paix et l’harmonie dans le monde. Nous projetterons une courte vidéo de l’appel d’Amma du 7 septembre, et les images de l'observance à Amritapuri, si nous les avons reçues.
 France
 Vitrolles
Group name: Massilia Cosmopolitaine
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Jessica Moustier
Phone: 0033615744427
Email: massiliaco@hotmail.com
 - Expositions / exhibitions - Concerts (5 heures / hours) - Ateliers / workshops - Travail avec les écoles / Work with schools
 Germany
 Amberg, Bavaria
Group name: European Branch of SSND SHALOM
Group size: ca. 200
Website: www.schulschwestern.de 
Contact person: M. Margrit Höpfler
Phone: 
Email: margrit@schulschwestern.de
 We had a special website section about "faces of peace" (address see above, only in German), all School Sisters of Notre Dame all over the world (there are about 4000) were invited to join the observance of International Peace Day.
 Germany
 Monreal
Group name: UNITHEUM e.V.
Group size: 100
Website: www.unitheum.de 
Contact person: Zamyat Gramann
Phone: 0049-2651-90369
Email: service@unitheum.de
 "Universal Worship" for the Unity of Religious Ideals - with the intention to promote peace beweeen the various faiths & meditation, prayers
 Germany
 Warburg
Group name: 
Group size: maybe 20
Website: 
Contact person: Sabine Seinbach-Baziraake
Phone: 
Email: sabinebaziraake@yahoo.com
 meeting around peace pole with prayers, songs,poems at 18:00 local time, diuration aprox. 30 minutes. event has been announced in the local print media
 Hungary
 Budapest
Group name: Church of Scientology Budapest
Group size: 10000
Website: www.szcientologia.lap.hu 
Contact person: Marika Szamper
Phone: +36 1 268 9920
Email: szcientologia.bp@freemail.hu
  On 21 September Church of Scientology will do human rights events on 2 diferent place. 1. There will be an event in front of the VIIth District of Budapest, Erzsebet square 40-42. where is a pavilon and we will distribute our human rigths booklets (A Guidebook to Peace Through Human Rights and What Are Human Rights?), we will ask from the people what they think about the peace and human rights and there will be a proclamation what will sign by the all people who come for the pavilon. 2. There will be an other event in the Church of Scientology Budapest (VIIth District of Budapest, Erzsebet square 5.)where we will distribute our human rigths booklets (A Guidebook to Peace Through Human Rights and What Are Human Rights?), we will ask from the people what they think about the peace and human rights and there will be a proclamation what will sign by the all people who come in the church. And on 18:30 and 20:00 o'clock will services what will be done by our Chaplain and he will speak about the peace from viewpoint of Scientology. We invite everybody and opinion leaders from the government, other churches, police departments to these services. And end of the day we will give the proclamations to the person from the government who has responsibility on the human rigts.
 Italia
 Roma
Group name: Figlie di Maria Santissima dell'Orto - Casa genera
Group size: 25
Website: www.gianelline.org 
Contact person: Sr. Terezinha Maria Petry
Phone: 
Email: missionefmh@pcn.net
 Preghiera durante 24 ore, assunta dai membri della Comunità.
 Italia
 Rome
Group name: Suore Missionarie Comboniane
Group size: 120
Website: www.comboni.pcn.net 
Contact person: madre Adele Brambilla
Phone: 
Email:
 Siamo riunite nel nostro Capitolo Generale; la nostra vigilia sarà di 3 ore di contemplazione.
 Italy
 Rome
Group name: Brothers of the Sacred Heart
Group size: 1200
Website: www.coindre.org 
Contact person: Bernard Couvillion, S.C., superior general
Phone: 
Email: bcouvillion@coindre.org
 The superior general of this Catholic congregation devoted to education has written a letter about formation to justice and peace for distribution, on September 21, to its members and colleagues in 100 schools and centers. The distribution will take place in connect with Prayer observances for peace.
 Italy
 Torino
Group name: sacerdoti lavoratori sposati
Group size: 100
Website: http://utenti.lycos.it/sacerdotisposati/ 
Contact person: Giuseppe Serrone
Phone: 
Email: sacerdoti.sposati@aliceposta.i
  Inserirò l'iniziativa inviandola con una newsletter a un gruppo di 1200 persone ed enti collegati al nostro sito Web. Invierò comunicati stampa. Mi unirò nella preghiera dalla vigilia, la sera del 20. Cercherò di organizzare un incontro pubblico a Torino.
 Netherlands
 The Hague
Group name: World Peace Prayer Society - Silence for Peace - B
Group size: 10-50
Website: http://www.voordekinderenvandewereld.nl
Contact person: Irene van Schagen
Phone: 31703604510
Email: info@voordekinderenvandewereld
  We will conduct a vigil/awareness event from sunrise until sunset, in front of the Peace Palace in the Hague. We will read the declaration for all life on earth and do other works to bring the international day of peace to the attention of by-passers, tourists, and other people that visit the peace palace that day. We celebrate our way towards a global ceasefire! May Peace Prevail on Earth.
 Netherlands
 Zutphen Gelderland
Group name: Vredesnetwerk Zutphen
Group size: 150
Website: www.vredesnetwerk.nl 
Contact person: Bart Mendelson
Phone: 0575-546087
Email: mendelson@mendelson.nl
 We work together with people form churches, the mosque, political groups, NGO's and individuals to have a 24 hours vigil with prayer, discussion, meditation, silence and music
 PORTUGAL
 CASCAIS - LISBON
Group name: THE LISBON GROUP OF THE AETHERIUS SOCIETY
Group size: +- 7
Website: 
Contact person: ISABEL FERNANDES
Phone: 00351938305533
Email: isabelfernandes@tribase.org
 OBSERVANCE OF THE 1ST HOUR WITH PRAYER AND MANTRA. A DIVINE SERVICE WITH PRAYER AND MANTRA AT MIDDAY AND OBSERVANCE OF THE LAST HOUR.
 Scotland,UK
 Edinburgh
Group name: 
Group size: open
Website: 
Contact person: Mark Hamilton
Phone: 
Email: mark_edinburgh2004@yahoo.com
 We will come together to celebrate peace through silence,poems,singing,music and dance.There will be a Peace Tree which will "grow"peace pledges as we write them and they will hang on its branches.Meeting at the foot of the Mound beside the Royal Scottish Academy,at 9pm for an hour.All are welcome to join us.Church bells in the Westend will ring at twelve mid-day to mark the day and another vigil will be held at St.Johns Church(Princes St/Lothian Road)through the day.
 Slovakia
 Bratislava
Group name: Interreligious International Fed. for World Peace
Group size: 70
Website: 
Contact person: Milos Klas
Phone: 
Email: iifwpsk@conilguk.sk
  Only few days after returning from Israel where members of IIFWP and many other personalities participated in peace projects and peace activities to bring peace and reconcilation to the Holy land, we will organise together with other NGOs Interfaith meeting to reflect on peace and to inspire to peace activities and commitments.
 Slovakia
 Bratislava
Group name: Womens Federation for World Peace
Group size: 20
Website: 
Contact person: Ester Calovkova
Phone: 
Email: calovka@slovak.sk
 Our monthly interfaith prayer meeting for peace organised on every 21st day of a month will this time remember the victims of recent acts of violance and terrorism. We pray that women of the world will more engage for peace.
 slovakia
 martin
Group name: *
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: martina jelinkova
Phone: 
Email:
 
 Spain
 Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
Group name: Familias de Nuestra Señora del Val
Group size: 12
Website: 
Contact person: josé ángel gómez carrasco
Phone: 918828487
Email: joseangel.gomez@uah.es
 Our colaboration in the Vigil will be in a meditation framework, with activity in acts that are developing in our city
 Spain
 Barcelona-Catalunya
Group name: Grupos jóvenes parroquia franciscanos BCN
Group size: 30
Website: www.pazybien.org 
Contact person: Montse Vives Valero
Phone: 
Email: monvivaes@yahoo.es
 The weekly group prayer will be dedicated to world peace, trough a Franciscan prayer for peace.
 SPAIN
 CORDOBA
Group name: Avalon Project (Initiative for a Culture of Peace)
Group size: 200
Website: www.avalonproject.org 
Contact person: James Kilgarriff
Phone: +34 652954133
Email: james@avalonproject.org
 The Avalon Project (Inititative for a Culture of Peace) will be hosting a round table dialogue with the media in Spain on how we can enable a Culture of Peace in the World.
 Switzerland
 Geneva
Group name: Decade to Overcome Violence
Group size: 
Website: www.overcomingviolence.org 
Contact person: Hansulrich Gerber
Phone: +41 22 791 6074
Email: dov@wcc-coe.org
 Calling on member churches of the WCC to observe an International Day of Prayer for Peace on Sept 21, by including prayers in their services and/or arranging for a 24-hour vigil in their places of worship.
 UK
 Clitheroe, Lancs
Group name: lighted service in Ribble Valley
Group size: 3
Website: 
Contact person: Sheila Fish
Phone: 01254825976
Email: sheila@triangles.freeserve.co.
 Great Invocation 5 times in the hour from 12noon to 3pm
 UK
 London
Group name: 
Group size: 1
Website: 
Contact person: Brian Tully
Phone: 
Email: brian_tully@yahoo.com
 Meditation and reflection throughout the day adding to the positive energy for peace.
 UK
 London
Group name: 
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Website: 
Contact person: Caroline Stedman
Phone: 
Email:
 24 hours. I commit to conscious thought and spiritual energy for peace as often as possible during this period.
 UK
 London
Group name: 
Group size: ?
Website: 
Contact person: Janie Wickham
Phone: 
Email: deejanie@hotmail.com
 meeting with Rev Nagasi at The Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park at 10am to organise a meeting of people from all backgrounds,religions, cultures to join hands, talk, come up with ideas for peace and events that encourage peace. Bringing people together to talk. The rest of the day I will spend in meditation and prayer for peace until about 3.30pm when I must collect my daughter from school. Then I would like to do something with her that is significant.
 UK
 London
Group name: 
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: R Murray
Phone: 
Email: robertamurray@hotmail.com
 thought prayer at noon ...however will try to do it on an ongoing basis..
 USA
 Southlake, Texas
Group name: EurExcel International Representatives
Group size: Thousands
Website: www.excelnow.com/soho 
Contact person: Roberto Carrera
Phone: 210-269-5084
Email: millonariosexcel@aol.com
 I will e-mail friends and acquaintances in countries throughout the world not only today (when I first heard about the Peace Vigil), but, each and every day of the year, to inform them about World Day of Peace and invite them to organize prayer vigils in their communities with people of all faiths, on September 21 of each year.

Middle East

Location Group Information Vigil Description
 Israel
 
Group name: 
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Website: 
Contact person: Hagit Ra'anan
Phone: 
Email: h-raanan@zahav.net.il
 As I will not be home this time, I will celebrate One Day in Peace in wherever I will be. Back home, I invite the people of Israel and Palestine to light candle for peace on that day! May Peace Prevail on Earth!
 Israel
 Jerusalem
Group name: Peace & Light workers
Group size: 
Website: www.union-of-light.co.il 
Contact person: Dvora Pearlman
Phone: 052-3923359
Email: meclil@myway.com
 We will gather in the evening, facing the Old City of Jerusalem, and will work through meditation, praying and singing for opening the Gate of Mercy. WELCOME.
 Lebanon
 Beirut
Group name: 
Group size: so far 50
Website: thaliaarawi.com (will be launched soon) 
Contact person: Thalia Arawi
Phone: 03256189
Email: tarawi@ic.edu.lb
 
 United States
 Downingtown, PA
Group name: Sacred Connections
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: Carolyn Seager
Phone: 
Email: sacredlife1995@yahoo.com
 The length of our vigil will be one hour. Our vigil will be done through meditation, prayer and the sending of healing energies to the Middle East.
 World wide
 
Group name: Devotees of Ammachi (informal)
Group size: hundreds of thousand
Website:http://www.ammachi.org/teachings/ammas-message.html 
Contact person: 
Phone: 
Email:
 Amma has asked all her children to participate in the collective minute of silence and prayer at 12:00 noon (your local time) on 21st September. Amma said, "It doesn't matter where you are--whether at work, at home, traveling, or even in the bathroom--you can participate in this prayer. Just stop whatever you are doing at that time and spend one minute praying for the peace of the world. We should encourage as many people as possible to take part in this prayer."

South America

Location Group Information Vigil Description
 Argentina
 
Group name: 
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Website: 
Contact person: María Piedad Galeano
Phone: 
Email:
 
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires
Group name: The Camino / Cambios Planetarios
Group size: 168
Website: http://www.thecamino.com.ar 
Contact person: Kristen von Neiling
Phone: 54(11)4718-1055
Email: neiling@netizen.com.ar
 Meditation will we held every 2 hours during the day
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires
Group name: El zoRRino Scout
Group size: 136
Website: http://ar.geocities.com/elzorrino 
Contact person: Castinet
Phone: 
Email: castinet@ciudad.com.ar
  La paz no solo significa ausencia de guerras. Es todo un arte en ejercicio de la tolerancia, la solidaridad y el respeto entre las clases sociales, las razas y su religión. Esto debería estar presente en los medios de comunicación que utilice el ser humano. En eso estamos trabajando.
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires
Group name: Red de Coordinacion entre ONGs
Group size: 
Website: 
Contact person: Ariel Sosa
Phone: 15-5461-0790
Email: rcd_ongs@yahoo.com.ar
 La Paz es el espiritu de la Vida, la evolucion humana en una verdadera vida comunitaria con el objetivo claro de crecer, aprender y desarrollar un mundo justo, sin pobreza, sin hambre, sin dolor. Si la Paz no fuera una utopia, no seria el tesoro mas preciado de la humanidad...
 Argentina
 Buenos Aires
Group name: TWC Helping Youth
Group size: 5
Website:http://www.webspawner.com/users/maalmeida 
Contact person: Maria Almeida
Phone: 
Email: maalmeida@speedy.com.ar
 It will take less than 24 hours, but all of us will get together and we will reflect upon the reason for the world to be so violent. We will come to a conclusion. Then, we will pray to God for peace and non-violence in the world.
 Bolivia
 All Departments
Group name: Franciscans International Bolivia and El Movimient
Group size: 200
Website: WWW.FI-Bolivia.ORG 
Contact person: Brother Ignacio Harding OFM
Phone: 591.715.55384
Email: IHardingOFM@FI-Bolivia.ORG
 The teams of Franciscans in each Department of Bolivia will adapt their celebrations to the possibilities or their region. FO instance, in the Department of La Paz there will be awards given in the Saint Francisc Plaza to children in elementary schools who present and explain their drawings and paintings to ptomote peace in Bolivia and the world.
 Brasil
 Santiago - RS
Group name: Centro de Treinamento do Sistema Devocional
Group size: 6
Website: 
Contact person: Delci
Phone: (55) 251 9013
Email: ctsd@santiagonet.com.br
 meditation
 Colombia
 Bogota
Group name: Curso de Milagros Internacional Bogota
Group size: 50
Website: www.endeavoracademy.net 
Contact person: Alejandro Valderruten or Maria Fernanda Cotillo
Phone: 091 2570403
Email: centrodemilagrosbogota@uncurso
  September 21 we are goimg to have a short Vigil,from 12 p.m to 12.am , religous groups will participate with us in our Centre with meditation, music and prayers of gratitude and forgiveness
 Ecuador
 Guayaquil
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 Peru
 Lima
Group name: Brahma Kumaris
Group size: 35
Website: www.bkperu.org 
Contact person: Nico
Phone: 
Email: bkperu@bkperu.org
 We will be sendind vibrations of deep peace through pure desires from the hearth, keeping God, as the Ocean of Peace, the Source of Peace, in front of us, and being lighthouses of peace spreading His light and waves as angels to the wolrd.
 Uruguay
 Parque del Plata, Canelones
Group name: 
Group size: 2
Website: 
Contact person: David & Lucy Clark-Burton
Phone: 598-37-53315
Email: normacarello7@hotmail.com
 By way of prayers and meditation. In our home we meditate and pray regularly. Under the circumstances, we firmly believe that owing to the planets condition, this commitment should be extended by all concerned "ad infinitum", if not possible, then at least pray. Prayer is a wonderful thing, and the world needs it desperately.
 worldwide
 
Group name: MA Math
Group size: tens of thousands
Website: www.amritapuri.org 
Contact person: MA Math
Phone: 
Email: inform@amritapuri.org
 AT M.A. MATH BRANCH ASHRAMS AND SATSANG GROUPS WORLDWIDE: The daytime program will begin by 11:00 am with chanting for world peace. A period of silence will follow until 12 noon. At 12 noon everyone will spend one minute silently praying for world peace. After this, each person will light a candle and chant aloud “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” for the peace and happiness of all beings 18 times. The program will conclude with Aum Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Many of the groups will also hold an evening program, which will include the above, as well as other spiritual practices dedicated to world peace. Pujas and homas will be held for world peace at every Brahmasthanam Temple in India (18) and Mauritius.

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