More news from the peace booth we’re sharing with Project Peace.
Wow! I can hardly believe the crowds of children and adults who come to our peace booths this year. On this day we had 232 children and adults combined. For the 4 days we’ve had 704 visitors so far. All this visiting surely takes a lot of energy! Hail and hardy we must be! And though the tattoos are running out, the headbands and “Pops for Peace” are going strong.
One of the general lovely things I’ve noticed again this year is how encouraging most of the families are toward their children when they linger at our booths. I want to think that
it’s the HOPE our booths on peacemaking inspire within the adults. A couple from Knoxville, Tennessee underlined with their knowledge and their support all our efforts toward eventually eliminating WAR.
I am so thankful for all the support received.
Much peace to each of you. sr. Paulette
We’re co-hosting the Project Peace booth at the fair this week. Here’s a great story from one of the volunteers!
Yvonne is a volunteer at our Pax Christi and Project Peace almost every day this fair week. She shares this story:
Upon inviting a grandmother and her 17 yr. old granddaughter to explore the Peace Booth, I found a captivating story unfold.
Grandmother, “Carolyn Faith,” had been the Host Family to 17 yr. old “Robie’s” father, some 20 years ago from the Netherlands. He was not only incorporated into the “Faith” family for that school but became a son of their heart for life. Soon after, they traveled to the Netherlands to attend his wedding. When Robie was born, Carolyn became their granddaughter. History repeats itself. Robie visited the family with her parents at age 8 and became their exchange student in high school, immersing herself into a new culture and language.
As we three spoke of the importance of pursuing peace through love and respect, honoring the differences in…
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Pax Christi will be helping Project Peace with their booth at the Seneca County Fair at the end of July. We’re excited to welcome the efforts of Project Peace’s new intern!
Good afternoon, everyone.
My name is Scott Williams, and I am currently working as an intern for Sister Paulette and Project Peace. The majority of my duties here involve social media and creative assignments, but today, I wanted to share with you one of Project Peace’s bigger projects that I have been tackling lately.
Each year, Project Peace holds a booth at the Seneca County Fair, side-by-side with the Pax Christi group, another peaceful advocate here at the Sisters of St. Francis.
This year, the booth is centering around “Steps to Peace.” My main task for the booth was to come up with an archetypal figure of peace and then create a life-sized cut-out of them. After some deliberation, we decided on Malala Yousafzai. For those of you who are not familiar with Malala, let me share some of her major accomplishments:
Since 2009, Malala has worked tirelessly at evening the…
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We were pleased to help staff this booth! Thanks, Sr. Paulette, for all your efforts to reach the children of our community! This is the column she wrote for the Advertiser-Tribune. Enjoy!
It seems almost impossible, but it’s true! The Seneca County Fair with all its amazing preparations and hype to lure people to “come and see”—is all in the past now. What loud applause we need to extend to the many workers and planners of this well -organized week!
Project Peace and Pax Christi set up booths to share with all passers-by the efforts each organization makes to promote a culture of peace here and beyond. Children were excited when they saw the huge mysterious spider web covering the back wall of our booths. They looked with curious eyes and then wrote their own message, telling other visitors how they want to be a part of this “web” of peace. They got it! Every act of peacemaking spreads to others outside our circle. They received their peace tattoo and left with the admonition to believe in themselves, believe…
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Pax Christi members: You are invited to join this vigil. Then stay on for pizza and our meeting afterwards!
Actions will be happening around the world to commemorate the past; and to change the future! Join us on this historic 70th anniversary of the first use of an atomic weapon in war. Make your voice count for the abolition of all nuclear weapons throughout the world. Not only does this apply to Iran but to the United States which has the most nuclear weapons, then to Russia, Israel, India, Pakistan, China, etc….all nations with plenty of warheads to destroy the world many times over.
Please join us at the Courthouse Square corner, Tiffin, OH at 4:30- 5:00, Thursday, Aug. 6.
Tiffin Area Pax Christi is cosponsoring this booth with Project peace. Come on out to the Seneca County Fair this week and see us!
It’s working—people putting notes onto the web of peace–showing how we all can help make a difference by raising our voices and doing actions on behalf of peacemaking. Stop by our booth in the Old Merchants Building and add your voice to the collective voice of many. Much peace to each of you. sr. Paulette