10th ANNIVERSARY REFLECTION BY
The Interfaith Peace Project
I was a teen ager when John Lennon wrote his famous song, ‘Imagine’. I would lie on the couch and put the phonograph (yes I used a phonograph) on replay and listen over and over trying so hard to Imagine…
to feel something outside my box.
“Imagine there’s no heaven, it’s easy if you try.
No hell below us Above us only sky.
Imagine all the people living for today.
Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for and no religion too.
Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I’m a dreamer, But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us,
And the world will be as one…”
© Downtown Music Publishing
I wonder if John could – or would have conceived it a bit differently has he known of the Interfaith Peace Project. Imagine there is a place where women and men gather to share, their lives their hopes their dreams woven in and through the tapestry of their lives and religions. Imagine a place where genuine enthusiasm tempered with immense respect for the sanctity and diversity of life greet each morning and bless each night with peace.
Well IMAGINE this: Today, here and now there has been a birth! And the creation grows as we speak! IMAGINE bringing, ‘what we may be’ out of shadows, out of fear and separation into the light! Into the holy sharing, the blessing and enriching of diversity and spiritual enlightenment…and a good cup of coffee!
IMAGINE NO MORE; COME SHARE.
The Interfaith Peace Project.