Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations Sally!

Sally Peck, our Inner Peace Director, was presented with the Annual Purple Ribbon for Peace Award at the Pax Christi Conference on Saturday, March 26th! Sally is a life-long peace activist who worked to eliminate the death penalty. Her acceptance speech was very powerful. She mentioned Martin Luther King Jr.'s quote "A country that spends more on its military than programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." What an inspiration and example to all of your grandchildren who were there!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live
~ Sarah Breathnach

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart, from thought to your authenticity

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Citizens for Peace and Madonna University Present a Nonviolent Film Festival

“Peacemaking is not for wimps”, someone once said. The Citizens for Peace Nonviolent Film Series which begins Wednesday, April 6th at Madonna University, clearly illustrates that.

These films will be shown to the public – one each Wednesday for 3 weeks- and will highlight unique and powerful methods of bringing about Peace in nonviolent ways.

On April 6th “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, will be aired. It is a riveting account of how brave, relentless women prevented rival tribal warlords and a cruel dictator from tearing apart the West African nation of Liberia. Fed up with years of internal strife that threatened the existence of that nation, these visionary women used nonviolent tactics to bring about the rebuilding of Liberia after decades of civil strife.

Special guest speaker Barbara Tally, Executive Director of the Detroit West District Peace Center, will facilitate a discussion afterwards and share her experiences in Liberia.

Next, on April 13th, “The Singing Revolution” celebrates how the people of tiny Estonia (population 1.3 million) threw off the shackles of the Soviet Union, not with weapons, but with song! Yes, using song, a million people came together on the brink of extinction to fulfill a dream.

Finally, on April 20th, Hollywood actor & United Nations Messenger for Peace, Michael Douglas, narrates “Soldiers of Peace”. This film illustrates how some of the worlds’ problems can be dealt with in positive ways. People working creatively for peace in Columbia, Ireland, England, Liberia, Nigeria, USA, & Kenya will be featured.

All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Madonna University’s new Franciscan Center. Turn right on Bridget Drive, off Schoolcraft, west of Levan. Free parking in West lots A & B. Refreshments are available. Donations: $5.00 per event. Students: free.

For additional information, phone or email Colleen Mills 734-425-0079/

Friday, March 11, 2011

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.

Kate D. Wiggins

Peace to You and Yours with Love