ad the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper account of the 2008 Peace Fence, Mothers Day, 2008, written by Susan Aaronson – http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0512/stories/0512_panel.php
View the YouTube film clip of the Peace Fence organizers meeting and mounting panels on the fence – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPtlPrlpXK0 – If the sound doesn’t start, search YouTube for “Peace Fence”.
Here is a beautiful video of the Peace Fence. We don’t know who created and uploaded it, but it’ll take your breath away. Turn your speaker volume up. And to this artist – MANY THANKS! http://www.watchlocalvideos.com/watch-193991.htm
Listen to Kay Stein’s Interview at the Peace Fence on Jefferson Public Radio, May 13, 2007 –
Another mention of the Peace Fence. http://therandomblue.blogspot.com/2007/07/peace-dogs-and-berries.html
Read reporter John Darling’s Article from Medford Mail Tribune, May 22, 2007 – http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070522/NEWS/705220306
Another video of the Fence. Turn up your speaker volume and enjoy. And many thanks to this artist! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74XJQgSCWJI
View Debi Smith’s photos of organizers putting up panels – May 12, 2007 – http://www.flickr.com/gp/39747692@N00/Qr3mB0
Read Common Dreams reprint of Debi Smith’s Interview with Organizer Jean Bakewell – http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/23/1403/
Mother’s Day was originally instituted as a National Day of Peace. Read the original Mother’s Day Proclamation – http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/0000/1870_howe_mothers-day.htm
The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering by Sharon Mehdi – http://www.grandmotherbook.com
Women Standing All Over The World for Peace – http://www.standingwomen.org
Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – http://rvuuf.org
The Equilibrium Project – http://www.eq.tv – In the style of YouTube, this intriguing site is devoted to information and videos illustrating sustainability projects around the globe. Lots of videos to watch, including one about Ashland’s Peace Fence.
Peace Poles – http://www.peacepoles.com – Learn how Peace Poles are springing up all around the country and the world. Create one in your town.
The Dali Lama Foundation – http://www.dalailamafoundation.org/dlf/en/youthPeaceWall.jsp – hosts a traveling Peace Wall of banners and posters.
Pathways to Peace – http://www.pathwaystopeace.org – helping to build a consciousness of peace in the everyday lives of people in communities around the country.
Culture of Peace – http://www.cultureofpeace.org – the organization that oversees and sponsors International Peace Day around the world.
Here’s a photo and web site quoting one of the Peace Fence panels: http://www.pbase.com/mightaswell/image/88739694
Create Peace Now – http://www.createpeacenow.com – Susan Bame Hoover’s beautiful site focusing on how to create peace in our hearts and lives through mediation, visualization and personal growth. Very moving and worth visiting.
Authentic Buddhist Prayer Flags – http://www.westwindflags.com – Local Ashland entrepreneur France Robinson designs and imports beautiful Buddhist prayer flags that are silk-screened and hand-crafted by a family of Buddhists in Katmandu, Nepal. Over the past year, France has contributed many flags and banners to the Peace Fence. Visit her prayer flag website or phone her at 1-888-388-6467.
Code Pink – http://www.codepink4peace.org/ – A women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities….With an emphasis on joy and humor, CODEPINK women and men seek to activate, amplify and inspire a community of peacemakers through creative campaigns and a commitment to non-violence.
Prayers for Peace – http://www.angelfire.com/md/elanmichaels/peace.html – Prayers for peace from many of the world’s religions – from Native American to Zorastrian, Buddhist, Sikh, Shinto, Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and Jewish.
US Department of Peace – http://www.thepeacealliance.org – The Peace Alliance campaign to establish a Department of Peace in the US.
The Student Peace Alliance – http: www.thepeacealliance.org/content/blogcategory/72/190/ – unites youth from across the country around the common goal of establishing a Department of Peace. The Student Peace Alliance advocates for the creation of a Department of Peace through education and grassroots action.
Kids Create Peace – http://www.kidscreatepeace.org – is an organization committed to bringing peace into the world through art and dialogue. Our mission is to produce a variety of artistic projects, created by children, that stimulate discussion and ideas with peace, interfaith and intercultural themes. We believe that this art and dialogue creates leadership in children, and can therefore greatly influence the generation to come.
Peace Through Gratitude – http://www.gratefulness.org/p/worldpeace.cfm – “How can I create peace in our world through gratefulness?” Steps and practices for creating peace.
Cost of War – http://www.costofwar.com – Find out what the current cost of the Iraq war is, up to the minute. As of October 18, 2007, it is $460,957,560,000 and growing. Enter your City and State and discover how much it’s costing your community. Ashland, Oregon’s cost (population around 25,000) is $16,912,070, and growing…