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Blue Water Season for Nonviolence

Unity of Blue Water will coordinate local events for the
2018 Season for Peace and Nonviolence

The Season for Peace and Nonviolence was inspired globally by the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and carries their vision for a nonviolent world that honors the dignity and worth of all. The Season was introduced locally in 1998 by Rev. Julie Montague, then founding minister of Unity of Blue Water and currently serving as full time minister here. This year's local campaign will be coordinated by Unity of Blue Water and runs from Jan. 30 to April 4.

JOIN THE LOCAL CAMPAIGN
The Blue Water Area community is encouraged to participate in the 64-day Season.
It is an opportunity to join in generating a powerful wave of goodwill to make a difference in our world.
Area groups or individuals are invited to submit programs and projects in the spirit of the Season for Peace and Nonviolence. These will added to our local schedule of events and promoted to the public throughout the season. Your program can be presented at your location or at Unity of Blue Water if you wish.

To propose or announce an event, email urwelcome@unityofbluewater.org or call 810-982-2820.

 

64 DAILY AFFIRMATIONS FOR THE SEASON:  www.unityofbluewater.org/64days

 

2018 LOCAL SCHEDULE - NOTE: This year's season ended April 4, 2018
 

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. Opening Ceremony at Unity of Blue Water
A special one-hour service will celebrate the launch of this year’s exciting 64-day season with an inspiring program of special music, singing and prayers for peace from different religions.

TENTH ANNUAL BLUE WATER PAX CHRISTI FILM SERIES – FREE
Place: St. Stephens Parish Center, at 325 32nd St., Port Huron
Time: 7 p.m.

 
February 22   Fail Safe              
Classic full length feature film tells the story of the danger of nuclear war being launched because of error and machismo.  Still more than relevant today.  Stars Henry Fonda & Walter Matthau among others. 1964 B&W.  111 minutes
 
March 1   Two films:

Mighty Times
   
Rosa Parks sat down on the bus, the Montgomery bus boycott began, and racism began to be addressed in the South, and a new message of civil rights was proclaimed nationwide.  We continue to struggle with these issues today. 40 minutes

Arms for the Poor           
This Maryknoll film contrasts our ever increasing military budgets, with the needs of poor people throughout the world.  28 minutes
 
March 8   Men with Guns     
           
Full length feature film depicting Chiapas Mexico mountain highlands in a time when indigenous revolutionaries and the government’s military were in conflict, local villagers and medical volunteers often caught in between.  128 minutes
 
March 15   All Governments Lie      
The historical battle of “fake news” v.s. real investigative reporting, examined in detail, shedding some light on the current problems facing our democracy.  92 minutes
 
March 22   Into Great Silence          
A unique documentary that looks inside the spiritual lives of the monks of the Grand Chartreuse in the French Alps.  Little dialogue, no voice-overs, just the sounds of their prayerful routines, their chants and nature. 162 minutes                                                                                                                                                
            

 

Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27:  Human Flow
St. Clair County Community College is showing the movie Human Flow in the Fine Arts Building on Erie Street in Port Huron. The movie is about refugees and the worldwide problem of displaced people. Ai Weiwei is the director.  It was shown recently at the DIA. It is 2 hours and 20 minutes long.
The show times will be:
Feb. 26: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Feb. 27: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7 p.m.
A Season for Peace and Nonviolence Closing Ceremony at Unity of Blue Water

The Blue Water Season for Peace and Nonviolence will celebrate the completion of the 2018 Season
at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. A program of special music will be presented to honor this year’s 64-day season and to salute local efforts to promote peace and nonviolence in the Blue Water area.


 

 

BACKGROUND
The Gandhi King Season for Peace and Nonviolence (SNV) commences for the 21st consecutive year on January 30, 2018 in cities across the globe. The annual 64-day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign spanning the January 30th and April 4th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began in 1998.

 


RESOURCES FROM AGNT to put The Season into practice:

Daily Practices for Teens

Daily Practices for Children

Daily Curriculum Booklet

Peace Mandala

Practicing Nonviolence with Gandhi

Daily Comprehensive Reflections

Daily Commitments

52 Weekly Practices