The International Day of Peace provided an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
Heather Chase, an author, model, and former Maharishi School alum, spoke at the International Day of Peace.
by Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment, Fairfield, Iowa, USA website
4 October 2010
Maharishi School recently hosted an International Day of Peace, an event that included a variety of fun cultural activities, international food and crafts, parade of flags, entertainment, workshops and activities.The guest speakers included alum Heather Chase, a model and coauthor of two books.
Ms. Chase and her husband, Ken Beller, are the authors of Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World, and are recipients of the 2007 International Peace Writing Award. The book has endorsements from three Presidents and three Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Ms. Chase, Heather Chase, formerly of Fairfield and a Maharishi School alum, is also the author of Beauty Without the Beasts: A Guide to Cruelty-Free Personal Care. And she has established Models with Conscience, an international group of models dedicated to promoting animal-friendly and environmentally conscious products and causes.
During the day, Maharishi School students participated in multi-cultural and peace-building workshops and activities. They also met with Heather Chase and Ken Beller for a discussion about the inspiring true life stories of great peacemakers and insights into creating peace in their own lives.
Also speaking was Kemlyn Tan Bappe, who works with a cultural organization that nurtures inter-cultural relations in youth. Her art can be found in collections nationally and internationally.
The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. The United Nations Resolution established the International Day of Peace to:
“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. . . . This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples. . . as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace."
Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world, and each year events are organized to commemorate and celebrate this day. The impact of millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense. See www.internationaldayofpeace.org for more.
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