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Posts Tagged ‘PEACE’
Clear sky, cool breezes: and hundreds of students and their teachers gathered to dedicate a peace pole at Longfellow School in Bridgeport in honor of International Peace Day, Tuesday, September 21st.
Mayor Finch and students around the peace pole.
Peg Mullen’s first-born son, Michael, was killed by friendly fire in Vietnam in 1970. From that moment on, she protested the Vietnam War and supported other families whose sons died there or returned damaged beyond repair. She lived long enough to protest both Iraq wars. We are all mothers. Why are we not protesting? Read the full New York Times article here.
You don’t need a reason to pause and recite this beautiful aspiration for all beings…
And now as long as space endures
And as long as there are beings to be found
May I continue likewise to remain.
To drive away the sorrows of the world
As taught to us by Pema Chodron at our Tonglen retreat in June.
My Peace Pal students at Black Rock Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT were honored this past fall by having six of their poems selected for publication by Fairfield University. (more…)