Double Down On Peace In 2020 | You Can Fuel The Peace Train
Please don't wait! Our board and good friends have once again agreed to match every dollar donated before midnight on December 1st.
Covid-19 tried to run our Peace Train off the track. George Floyd’s murder put our nation’s structural racism in the headlights. And deep divides grew deeper still. But Zoom was there, with the tracks to ride on and the space to help healing happen. Peace heroine Pema Chodron says, “When things fall apart it is not the end of the story. It may be just the beginning of a great adventure.”
We are circling up virtually with people of all ages and all callings around this planet!
Virtual Circles have provided a safe place for us all to experience community, learn to use peace tools, and restore our spirits. Some 470 people took part in 55 circles, most of them continuing over weeks and months. They came from 18 states and 8 countries: retirees, young leaders in Afghanistan, returning citizens at the Father McKenna Center, refugee families at TASSC, and our UN fellows from Kazakhstan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Sudan, as well as our official Peace Ambassador in Mexico. More than 100 interns and volunteers helped staff trainings, workshops, and summertime Peace Camps, so we could serve 1,220 children and adults, including both old friends and many new ones who found us online.
I hope you can feel our excitement. It’s been a remarkable ride, truly a “great adventure.” We have promising plans for 2021, including training and mentoring for students, teachers, and coaches. But in an ordinary year, Peace Camp provides 45% of our program income. This year, 80% of our Camps were provided without charge, and our Circles brought in only small donations. As 2020 draws to a close, we are running out of fuel. You have been immeasurably generous with your time and talent in past years, and we need you now.
Moving at the pace of grace,
MJ, Jerry, Caity & the LFFP Family
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sponsors one hour of mentoring students in our after-school program.
sponsors one Virtual Peace Circle for DCPS students.
sponsors one Virtual Peace Circle for adults in the Arlington Jail.
sponsors one Virtual Training in Conflict Resolution and Nonviolence Practices.
sponsors one four-week Virtual Peace Course for Parents.