29th Anniversary of the New England Peace Pagoda


NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO
The 29th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
of the NEW ENGLAND PEACE PAGODA
Sunday, October 5, 2014
11 am
11:00 am: SACRED CEREMONY BEGINS
Nipponzan Myohoji Ceremony
Interfaith Prayers for World Peace
12:20 pm LUNCH OFFERED
1:10 pm MUSIC
1:20 pm: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: David Hartsough, Peace and Justice Activist
co-founder: Non-Violent Peace Force;
co-author: Waging Peace, Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist
1:50 pm SONGS
2:00 pm: BRIEF SHARINGS:ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITIES AROUND THE WORLD
POSITIVE NEWS IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Pagoda Walks 2014 Past and Future
Climate Change Mass Rally in NYC
Okinawa: Demilitarization Walk, Japan
Jeju Island, Korea
“Springfield: No-One Leaves”
Mass Slavery Apology
2:20 DANCE for Gathered Company
2:50 CLOSING PRAYER AND SNAKE DANCE – LED BY WAMPANOAG FRIENDS,
at the Stupa honoring the Spirits of the Indigenous People’s Ancestors.
From Most Venerable Nichidatsu Fujii:
“Religious faith is not (merely) a personal matter…It is a great beacon that illuminates the darkness of the modern civilization. In religion, purification through the transformation of evil transcends any merits found in competing doctrines. It is the cardinal prohibition against the greatest tragedy of all tragedies in the human world: murder. The absolute and fundamental prohibition against murder is humanity’s ultimate civilization, which is yet to be heeded by science, economics, or politics. The cardinal prohibition of murder is the paramount issue that extends throughout and beyond politics, economics, and science. It is the imperative of all times, one that must be unequivocally embraced in order to liberate humankind from extinction. Na Mu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo.” (1956)
“To protect and emancipate humanity from the terror caused by the conflagration, war and bloodshed of the non-virtuous modern age, and to bring tranquility, every person must be taught of the presence that is to be intrinsically venerated…People are the very ones who are intrinsically sacred.” (1975 )
New England Peace Pagoda from the front terrace of the New Temple

Walk for Peace and Non-Violence

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The  New  England  Peace  Pagoda  invites  you  to  join
Walking  for  Peace  and  Non‐Violence
July  30  thru  August  9
Remembering  –  Transforming  -­  Healing
Hiroshima  and  Nagasaki
And  the Contemporary  Culture  of  War
Plainfield,  MA  to  Boston,  MA

 

Wed  –  July  30  Plainfield   Earthdance

Thurs.  –  July  31  Earthdance   New  Salem

Fri.  –  Aug  1   Seeds  of  Solidarity –  West  Springfield

Sat.  -­  Aug  2   West  Springfield  – Springfield

Sun.  –  Aug  3   Springfield  – Gardner

Mon.  –  Aug  4   Gardner  – Worcester

Tues.  –  Aug  5   Worcester  – Boston

Wed.    -­   Aug  6  First  Church  Boston
Hiroshima  Commemoration
Boston  City  Hall

Fri.  –  Aug  8   Leverett  Center
5:30  pm  Peace  Pagoda  Nagasaki  Commemoration

Sat.  –  Aug  9   Northampton
Nuclear  Free  Future
Campaign  and  Western  Mass  AFSC

Walk  begins  at  Court  House  to  Smith  College  –Paradise  Pond

For  more  information  regarding  the  walks  or  events  please  call      Tim  Bullock    -­ 413­‐485‐8469
Email  -­ walk4newspring@gmail.com