Monday, June 15, 2009

Local Event: World Peace Village at Saint Gregory Parish

I got invited to this on Facebook, but I think it is important and would like to share it with everyone. It goes with our blog's belief that multiculturalism is important. While I often take the liberal view on multiculturalism (which says states should promote it), I am always open to the conservative viewpoint (which states private sector should promote it). Since a church is a private organization, this would be a great example of how the private sector can be of good use on the issue of multiculturalism:
With the goal of promoting world peace through mutual understanding and respect for the major religions of the world, we are pleased to offer The World Peace Village to the community at large on June 22 - 26, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. each day.

At The World Peace Village, children, teens, and adults will have a simple introduction to each of the following religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Native American traditions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The presentation will include a brief synopsis of each religion, and hands-on activities, crafts, games, songs, stories, and a simple supper that reflects each faith’s unique traditions. Practicing peace and the Golden Rule are the main focus for the week. It is our sincere hope to have representatives present for each religion featured. Please contact me if you or someone you know is interested in making a presentation.

We hope people of all traditions will feel comfortable attending in this non-judgmental environment of mutual respect through understanding. There is no fee for attending, but donations to offset expenses are appreciated. Please e-mail, phone, or mail the following information to register each participant: name; faith practiced (if any); mailing address; phone number and/or email address; and, for children, their ages.

For more information about The World Peace Village, you may visit For more information about St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, visit our web site at

You can view the event on Facebook here. I strongly encourage everyone who can to attend.