One Peace Presents Detroit Days of Peace

300,000 in Peace Meditation Sept.21, 2004:

This year One Peace presents many local events with special guest Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee from Sri Lanka, a Gandhi Peace Prize winner and a founder of the Sarvodaya peace movement. 

There will be prayers offered by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus, as well as music, liturgical dancing and lighting of candles for peace. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ariyaratne has led peace marches and meditation with millions of poor people. The program is in conjunction with ONE PEACE, celebrating International Day of Peace, 1-5 p.m., Sept. 21 at Eastern Michigan University. For more info, contact the Detroit West Peace Center, the program sponsors at 248 -356-1020, ext. 137.

Please join us at these free seminars and talks with Dr. Ariyaratne before the main event to be held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center from 1-5 PM on the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21st.  This will be one of the largest gatherings held in the United States. All are welcome.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Citizens for Peace welcome Dr. Ariyaratne to speak on his approach to peace and nonviolence at Unity of Livonia located at 28660 5 Mile Rd., @ 7 pm.

Wed.,Sept. 10 –  Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  @ 12 noon

Thurs., Sept. 11 – Remembering 9/11 at Hope United Methodist Church located at 26275 Northwestern Hwy. @ 7 pm.

Saturday,Sept. 13 – Visit to the Great Lakes Buddhist Temple located at 21491 Beech Rd., Southfield, 48033 @ 10 am.

Saturday, Sept. 13 – Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center, Oxford, MI @ 6 pm.

Sunday, Sept 14 – Renaissance Unity Church, Warren, MI @ 9 am & 11 am

Sunday, Sept. 14 – The Aetherius Society, Royal Oak, MI @ 1 pm

Sunday, Sept 14  – “I Lift Detroit in Prayer.” A simple, moving ceremony will unite us all in song and prayer.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – “A Better World Is Possible: Integrated Approach to Peace” Seminar at Schoolcraft College with Dr. Ari & Rick Brooks from 1 – 4 pm. in the Presentation Room of The Vista Tech Center, located at 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, 48152.

Wed.,Sept. 17 –”Grassroots Empowerment: From Community to Global Awakening” Seminar from 1 – 4 pm. at EMU Student Center Auditorium located at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, 48197

Wed., Sept. 17 – ChildHelp Dinner @ 6 pm. at Mac and Ray’s Restaurant located at
20675 N. River Rd., Harrison Township, 48045. Cost is $25.00.

Friday, Sept. 19 – Short Talk & Free Vegetarian Dinner with Dr. Ari @ 6:00 pm at the Fisher Mansion located at
383 Lenox Ave., Detroit, 48215

Sunday,Sept. 21 – ONE PEACE Event at EMU Convocation Center, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, from 1 – 5 pm.  Meditations & Dialogue with Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne, Michael Bernard Beckwith & Rickie Byars Beckwith.

There will be books available for purchase at all events. Donations appreciated.

One comment on “One Peace Presents Detroit Days of Peace
  1. Dear Friends,

    It is only a few more days until the International Day of Peace on Sunday, 21 September!

    CNN’s iReport, a news-oriented kind of youtube, just launched a special page for the International Day of Peace –! Just get registered and put your calls for world leaders and personal peace stories in videos, photos and texts online to everyone to see. We would love to know about what YOU think and do for peace! And if you are lucky, your story will be broadcasted by CNN.

    Our TXT 4 PEACE campaign is getting bigger and bigger. We have received several hundred messages so far. Have a look at! Thanks so much for that!

    Please keep sending your text messages to world leaders with the word ‘PEACE’ and then your message to 69866 (in the US only) or send an online message from! We are trying to receive 10.000 text messages and many more online messages by Sunday, 21 September! So please help us to spread the word.

    Thank you so much for your support. All this would not happen without you!

    Best wishes from UN Headquarters in New York,

    The UN International Day of Peace Team

    By sending a message you give permission to the United Nations to publish it in any media. See for the terms and conditions of the participation in the campaign.

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