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Dept Of Peace

Terry Mason & Tory Haslinger wrote:

Agape Training Day Free! Space Still Available — Register Now!

From: Terry Mason & Tory Haslinger []

Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 3:01 PM


Subject: Agape Training Day Free! Space Still Available — Register Now!


Department Of Peace and Non Violence

Training Day at Agape

May 31st, 2008

Free! Register Now!



Department Of Peace



Dear Peacemakers,

Do you want to learn more about the movement behind this campaign?

Do you want to learn about lobbying at a grass roots level?

Do you want to meet with others who are interested in creating a more peaceful society, and devoting energy and resources to reduce violence?

Do you want to share what you know with someone else?

Wendy Greene, Managing Director of The Peace Alliance, will be joining all of the local area District Team Leads and State Coordinators on Saturday May 31, at Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway in Culver City, for a day co-sponsored by the Agape Peace Ministry, devoted to informing and inspiring!

If you’ve never attended a training day or a conference — this is your chance.

If you have, join us to rejuvenate your energy and inspire you to realize that peace does, in fact, have a chance — with willing, active and conscious citizens to stand up for peace.

Date: Saturday May 31, 2008

Time: 9:00 — check in; 9:30 am – 3:30 pm training (lunch break will be given midday)

Where:Agape International Spiritual Center, Main Sanctuary, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City

Register: please give your name, and full mailing address so we can associate you with your district group, and your district number if you know it, and your email address.

Bring a friend!


Register Now!

Join Our Mailing List

We look forward to seeing you there, and inspiring movement for peace!


Terry Mason & Tory Haslinger

Dept Of Peace





Peace One Day – Event wrote:


From: Peace One Day – Event []

Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 10:44 AM



Dear friend

As a valued Peace One Day supporter we wanted you to be the first to know that tickets for this year’s Peace One Day Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall, Londonon 21 September 2008 will go on sale at 9amtomorrow, Friday 23rd May.

Following the tremendous success of last year’sPeace One Day Concert, which featured Annie Lennox, Yusuf (formerly Cat Stevens), Corinne Bailey Rae, James Morrison, Marc Almond and Kate Nash,we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will featureanappearance fromAnnie Lennoxand several othervery special artists. We will be announcing more about this over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the website to see who will be joining us thisyear.We will also havecontributions fromsome terrificguests including Jude Law, plus a gala screening of ‘The Day After Peace‘, the acclaimed new documentary film from the director and founder of Peace One Day, Jeremy Gilley. The film, which received a rapturous reception at itsWorldPremier during the 61st Cannes Film Festival on Monday, features Kofi Annan, The Dalai Lama, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Annie Lennox and Jonny Lee Miller. I hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a very special evening. Please click on the following link to purchase tickets:

Wealso wanted to let you know that on SundayJeremy was awarded Campaigner of the Year in Britain’s Best 2008. Those of you in the UK will be able to see this show on ITV1 tomorrow, Friday 23rd at 9.00 pm.

So it really has been an amazing week.If youwould like to see some of thefantasticpress that has been generated as a result of all this activity, please click on the links below to read what the Guardian, the BBC andthe Sun have written about us.

Thank you for your continued support, which has helped make everything you have just read about become a reality!

With best wishes


The PeaceOne Dayteam


Britain’s Best Award

What will you do to make peace on 21 September?

Peace One Day
Block D, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
Tel: 020 7456 9180
Fax: 020 7375 2007


Join Us for a Department of Peace Workshop on May 31

The Peace Alliance wrote:

Join Us for a Department of Peace Workshop on May 31

From: The Peace Alliance []

Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:40 PM


Subject: Join Us for a Department of Peace Workshop on May 31

Department of Peace Workshop
California Campaign for a Department of Peace

State Campaigns for a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence

Don’t Miss This Exciting Free Event!

Reclaim Your Power and Make a Difference
Join Us and Learn How

Saturday, May 31, 2008
9:30am – 3:30pm
(sign in at 9:00am)

Agape International Spiritual Center (in the Sanctuary)
5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, CA 90230

Featuring Wendy Greene, Managing Director, The Peace Alliance

There is a federal bill now in Congress to establish a cabinet-level Department of Peace and Nonviolence whose fundamental purpose would be to reduce and prevent violence by addressing root causes and expanding our ability to resolve conflict before it erupts into violence. Internationally, the Department will provide the President with a full array of options for nonviolent resolution to conflict and sophisticated peacemaking strategies for post-war stabilization. Domestically, the Department will expand our ability to address and prevent drug and gang violence, school bullying, prison reform and domestic abuse.


  • Learn how to clearly communicate our commitment to peace to our Congressional Representatives
  • Find out the process for getting the Dept. of Peace bill passed
  • Connect with Dept. of Peace supporters in your Congressional District to build strength as a group force
  • Define your personal role in contributing your energy to getting the Bill passed


We will leave with a practical plan for implementing our “next steps” and receive a free packet of Department of Peace “advocacy” materials.

To register:


  • Sign up at Agape’s Common Unity/Peace Ministry Table or call 818.687.2942, or email us at
  • Please provide your name, address including street, city and zip code, congressional district number if you know it, and email address, (the information is strictly for this event and will not be distributed).



“The current crisis in our democracy has less to do with Congressional failure to express the will of the people and more to do with failure of people to express their will in a meaningful way.”
~ Marianne Williamson

Sponsored by the Agape Peace Ministry and the local area volunteers for the Department of Peace campaign


Peace Tour on Go Vegan Radio!

Click Here and Listen to GoVeganRadio’s May 17th, 2008 show featuring Alex Arndt and the Peace tour!

Peace Tour 2008! Hear the Music Be the Change!


Peace Tour 2008Once is not enough.“I am so happy and grateful to be embarking on a journey that will go down in history! “ Alex Arndt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE[May 13, 2008]Los Angeles- Last year a rising indie band, China Room, decided to make their first tour a Peace Tour in support of the Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence., garnering national and international attention. This year, the hear it, feel it, be it generation said that one Peace Tour was not enough and more independent musicians take this Peace thing into their own hands. Alex Arndt and Acoustic Minds join forces for Peace Tour 2008. This year, two sets of musicians, with a more extensive touring schedule, join a growing list of celebrity endorsers such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Willie Nelson, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frances Fisher, Amy Smart and Joaquin Phoenix, to bring this historic grassroots citizen initiative to the nation.

“To be able to creatively deliver a message of peace to all people who hear about this tour or come to see the concerts, is a true blessing.  Peace and love is the essence of my message, my music, and my life.  Hence, at this crucial time when Mother Earth and her residents are crying out for peace, I feel very privileged to be trailblazing this campaign using the talents bestowed upon me by the universe.” Alex Arndt has performed at such hot spots as Las Vegas’ House of Blues, The Key Club, The Viper Room, The Knitting Factory, Highland Grounds and Fais Do Do in Los Angeles, Whitlow’s on Wilson in DC, Boston’s Harpers Ferry, Eugene’s Cozmic Pizza and many more. He has been a featured Spotlight artist on and has been reviewed by Northeast In-Tune Magazine, Great American Song Contest, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Papercut Records, and Enfuse Magazine. Alex also was the recipient of an honorable mention in the Singer/Songwriter Awards for his song “Oh Well.” “This band is all around good rock songs with a lighter touch. Excellent songs from beginning to end.” A&R Select

“Support World Peace! We are honored to make our NW Ride Tour a Peace Tour – working with the Dept of Peace and Non-Violence to get this global message out!” Acoustic Minds began as a three-piece, with twins Jenni and Amanda Price sharing their love of singer-songwriters like Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell with acoustic guitar. They found like-minded artists around the Portland area, Nathan Milton (acoustic guitar, vocals), Franklin Gallwas (percussion), and Nathan Carver (bass) and eventually filled out their sound to a full band. Their first CD “Time” was released in 2005, and launched a national 59-city tour. Now, they have released their second CD, Live at Mississippi Studios and has already made a splash on’s Folk Rock charts as well their Blues, R&B, and Jazz top picks, described as “Amazing Harmonies, one of the best vocal blends in town..” by Jim Brunberg (SF’s “Box Set” & owner “Mississippi Studios”)

What has these artists so excited that they’re dedicating an entire tour to it? The Dept. of Peace Campaign, an historic citizen lobbying effort to create a U.S. Department of Peace, with a bill currently before the U.S. House of Representatives (HR 808) is a landmark measure that will augment our current problem-solving options, providing practical, nonviolent solutions to the problems of domestic and international conflict. Domestically, the Department of Peace will develop policies and allocate resources to effectively reduce the levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and various other forms of societal discord. Internationally, the Department will advise the President and Congress on the most sophisticated ideas and techniques regarding peace-creation among nations.

“I am so happy and grateful to be embarking on a journey that will go down in history!  I truly believe from the core of me, that the world desperately deserves a US Department of Peace.  Just saying it’s pure title sends chills down my spine.  As with “Strength Through Peace (1,2,3,4)”, a song I wrote and recorded in support of Dennis Kucinich’s HR 1234, I aim to also write an even more powerful song about HR 808 to engage and inspire congressmen and citizens across the nation.” Alex Arndt A grassroots alliance between musicians and awareness raising for the Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace is so natural and successful that the Los Angeles area campaign is putting together a Peace Tour Kit to enable musicians from around the entire country to make their own Peace Tours, with information, models, resources and contacts for advice, experience sharing and even training in how to talk about peace.Please check out

for information on the Peace Tour 2008 including a tour schedule that includes Eugene, Portland and Seattle, an Electronic Press Kit, and links to information on the Dept. of Peace Campaign, Acoustic Minds and Alex Arndt.For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact  

Peace Tour 2008

May 16   Borders Books and Music   Beaverton, Oregon

May 17   The Vogue                        Chelan, Washington

May 18   Borders Books and Music   Union Gap, Washington

May 18   Borders Books and Music   Tacoma, Washington

May 19   Faire Gallery                        Seattle, Washington

May 20   Cozmic Pizza           Eugene, Oregon

May 21   Edge of Belmont      Portland, Oregon

May 22   East Burn                 Portland, Oregon

May 23   Skyway w/Keegs      Rhododendron, Oregon

May 24   The Summit Saloon Lounge  Bend, Oregon