WPI PEACE LUNCH, Noon TO 2:00 PM, FRIDAYS...
May 22, 2015, "TOLERANCE NOW" at the Village Inn Restaurant 1621 NE 10th St. Portland NE, Oregon
How must we respond to Baltimore, Ferguson, and intolerable situations within our communities?
Featuring: The Rev. Victoria Etchemendy, Pastor of The Unity World Healing Center and Ms. Roseann A. Kennett, Advisor and Chairman of the Diversity Committee at Mt. Hood Community College.
Rev. Victoria leads the Unity Center, a positive path for spiritual living, now located in West Linn, Oregon. The Unity Center vision is that of healing the world, one life at a time, including our own and raising consciousness. "Our intention is to be a blessing to our community ineverything we do", says Rev Victoria. Ms. Roseann A. Kennett, Academic Advisor at TrioSSS Mt. Hood Community College. She is a Board member of the Women's Federation for World Peace USA and a life coach and a parent of four with over 20 years social work and career counseling experience working with teens.
The 2015 Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Peace Awards are now available for schools, teachers, educators, etc.
To apply for the awards for their student and school peace, human rights, civil rights, conflict resolution programs, mediation programs, peace prizes, and any peace initiatives which they are working on or for which they wish to start. Also church schools or religious education programs that focus on peace are also eligible and can apply.
The awards will be presented in the fall by a Nobel Peace Laureate at Athey Creek Middle School in Tualatin. Please let any teachers; administrators; counselors; etc know of these awards and they can apply. Peace, Gary Alan Spanovich, Education for Peace.
Above: Arun Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi at a Wholistic Peace Institute Student Peace Summit
The Wholistic Peace Institute (WPI) Announces the 7th Annual Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Awards - Deadline For Submittal Is June 15, 2015!
“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the worlds in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies”. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
The Spirit of Unity $500 Award Is Given To: Elementary, Middle & High School Peace, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution Clubs at Oregon middle and high schools for the outstanding work of their students in initiating peace and service projects in their schools and their communities-to make our world both a safer and a better place for all.
Please Submit; No Later Than June 15, 2015 the following in a Narrative Report:
• Name Of The Oregon School:
• Teacher & School Contact Information:
a. Teacher/Counselor Name:
b. Teacher/Counselor Phone: Work Phone; Cell Phone; FAX
c. Teacher/Counselor Email:
d. School Address:
• Name of the Student Peace Leader:
• Names of Peace Club Members:
• What Your Project Intends To Accomplish (Goals):
• Budget for Your Project (Specify General Categories Such As Printing, Event Costs (what type); etc.
• What Will Be Your Final Product/Program/Report Or Event:
• How Will You Evaluate Whether You Accomplished Your Goals?
• If your Program exists - When Did It Start? How Many Students Are Involved? Please provide some photos.
• If Your Program Is A New Program: How Many Students Will Be Involved? Will It Last More Than One School Year?
Please Note: Award Recipients Must Be A School. However church Religious Education classes do qualify; also program associated with schools also would apply but if selected the Award check will be written to the school. No individual students will be eligible; this is for school peace education efforts.
Winners must attend and describe their project at a fall, 2015 Student Peace Summit where a Nobel Peace Laureate will present the award.
PAST HAROLD SCHNITZER SPIRIT OF UNITY AWARD WINNERS
See EVENTS PAGE For more Info
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Members who renew now or new members will receive a monthly email about our efforts to end the conflicts we are working on and also to prevent war from occurring. They will also receive a DVD of the speeches at our November 20th GALA: Educating for Peace.