International Day of Peace 2012 Posted September 29, 2012 by ifpadmin


The United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21st) has become a signature day for all those concerned with world peace and the contribution the Faith Traditions of humankind can make to such an endeavor. The International Day of Peace invites all people to practice peace in every thought, word, and deed of the day. If we can consciously practice peace in all our endeavors for a day, then why not practice peace for a lifetime. East Contra Costa County celebrated the International Day of Peace at 2 churches, The East County Shared Ministry on September 21, 2012, and The Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church on September 22, 2012.

East County Shared Ministry
(Community Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg
First Congregational Church of Antioch
Dedication of The Peace Pole

Rev. Will Mc Garvey

Lonnie Bristow, M.D.,lnterfaith Peace Proiect
Why we are here: The History of The Peace Pole

Dr. Karen Hastings-Flegel
The Languages of the Earth & The Languages of
The Peace Pole: “May Peace Prevail on Earth”

Rev. Chrisy Parks—Ramage
Let This Water Be a Symbol of our common humanity..
Let this salt be a symbol of the sorrow and tears
in our broken world.

Sharing Our Homes & Dreams
Sending Prayers Out to the Universe

The Children
Procession Around The Peace Pole

Father Thomas P Bonacci. C.P.
Dedicatory Prayer

Interfaith Prayer Service

Prelude: What a Wonderful World – Weiss and Thiele

Welcome : Rev. Christy Parks—Ramage &
Father Tom Bonaccii,C.P.

Fanga Alafiaz Call & Response — Traditional Yoruba Chant
Michael Miller

As-salaamu Lakum & Hineh Ma Tov – Traditional Hebrew
Chant – New Way

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-lbig (Because God is Love)
Crossroads Christian Center
Dave Magalong/Bong Imperial

Canto de Esperanza (Song of Hope) – All Participants

Testify to Love – Jane Fish, soloist, New Way

This is my Song – All Participants

Sikh Shabad – Sukhdev Singh & Jasvear Kaur

One Tin Soldier by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
Lindsey Arms, soloist

Chant de paix (Song of Peace) – Jean Langlais

Moment of Silence

Blowin’ in The Wind by Bob Dylan

Make Me a Channel of Your Peace – ECSM Choir

Don Pearson, Organ

Imagine by John Lennon

If the War Goes On by John Bell and Graham Maule
Will McGarvey, soloist

Go Make A Difference — New Way

Let There Be Peace on Earth — All participants