To The Daily Sun,
"There are alternatives to violence" wrote Rev. Jed Rardin, pastor of South Congregational Church in Concord, in a recent op-ed. I pick out especially, "Good peacemaking rests on the ability to imagine something good." This ties well to an upcoming New Hampshire Peace Action event, for which the public is needed, and perhaps the public will feel they need the event. On Saturday, September 21st, International Day of Peace, we have reserved the Statehouse's front lawn for "Art for Peace." From 11 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., New Hampshire Peace Action provides the opportunity to display art that shows what the artist imagines a world at peace looks like.
Any media is welcome, with artists bringing their work to the lawn for display. Our website has a registration form. Lunch will be for sale near the street, front sidewalk. Art supplies will be on hand for spontaneous renditions of "a world at peace looks like this." Every age participant is welcome. School will have just started — maybe art teachers and Sunday school teachers can work this into their plans. Retirement communities may have art to enter. This is not a contest. This is a come-together time and elevate peace time.
Please look at www.nhpeaceaction.org, and see there, too, our August 8th Hiroshima / Nagasaki Day remembrance event.
Lynn Rudmin Chong, Chair,
N.H. Peace Action Education Fund Board