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Participating Congregations and Organizations
  • American Muslim Voice
  • Bahá'í Community of Palo Alto
  • Beyt Tikkun Synagogue
  • First Baptist Church Palo Alto
  • First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Palo Alto
  • First Evangelical Lutheran Church Palo Alto
  • First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto
  • First United Methodist Church Palo Alto
  • Network of Spiritual Progressives
  • Palo Alto Friends Meeting
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Palo Alto (Catholic)
  • Social Action Committee of the Redwood City Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship
  • Trinity Church in Menlo Park (Episcopal)
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos
  • West Bay Chapter, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

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Prayers and Meditations for Peace Project

Read about and get your faith community (or small group within your community) involved in this exciting and fun project to express peace with the richness and diversity of our many faith traditions.

Purpose

To provide a collection of pictures and prayers that will help foster healing and peace in this troubled world, heighten awareness of the desire for peace shared by all faith communities, and inspire action in working for peace and justice.

This project results in an ever expanding collection of prayers, meditations, and children's illustrations visualizing peace from faith communities worldwide. These are displayed as a collection of web pages accessible through the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice website (www.multifaithpeace.org). Portions of this collection will also be available for purchase as a CD-ROM.

To submit a prayer and illustration to this project is a simple process...
  1. Get your faith community (or a small group within your community) together to compose a prayer or meditation and the children of your community to create an illustration of peace on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper. The prayer or meditation should be a maximum of 300 words. If the prayer is written in a language other than English, please include an English translation. (Both the prayer and illustration should be original work that does not infringe upon copyrights.)
  2. Follow these submission instructions
  3. Wait a maximum of 8 to 10 days for your contribution to the project to become part of the project. You will be emailed with a confirmation that your prayer/meditation has been posted and the URL (web address) that you can use to view it.
A few simple rules...

Although every attempt is made to broadly and inclusively accept as many contributions as possible, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice nevertheless maintains final editorial approval for content posted through this project. To ensure the very greatest probability that your entry will be accepted into the project, consider the following simple rules below:

  • No individual entries. The prayer/meditation should come from a faith community group or organization.
  • No commercials or advertising.
  • No statements for or against a specific political party or named public figures.
  • No infringement of copyrights.
  • No wording unsuitable for children to read.

Our promises to you in return:

  • All the rules above apply to us.
  • No commercials or advertising. Links to the project sponsor websites are permitted.
  • We won't send you email except as it specifically applies to getting your entry successfully posted.
  • We won't give out your email address or other provided contact information.
  • Upon your request, we will gladly add you to the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice e-mail list should you desire to obtain more information about this organization and its events.
Project Costs...

There is no charge or cost to you or your faith community to enter a prayer/meditation and illustration in this project's website. No donation will be solicited for this project from the faith communities contributing content. Development and support costs will be recovered in subsequent sale of a CD-ROM of the content in this website and will be available for purchase through ReachAndTeach.com.

Submission Instructions...

Email the following information to peaceprayer@multifaithpeace.org:

  • Name of the faith community, city, state, country (other address information may also be included)
  • Contact name, e-mail and/or phone number for any questions that may arise regarding your entry (not for publication)
  • First name(s) and ages(s) of child or children crediting the illustration
  • (Optional) Name of the prayer or meditation's author if desired
  • Acknowledgment that your faith community understands and accepts that Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice and ReachAndTeach will become co-owners of the submitted prayer/meditation and illustration
  • Text of the prayer or meditation (300 words maximum)

The illustration may also be sent electronically as part of the email. JPG or PNG are desirable formats although EPS and TIF (compressed using PKZIP) can also be used. Recommended resolution is 200 to 300 dpi.

Prayers and illustrations may also be sent by postal mail to:

Prayers and Meditations for Peace
c/o Reach and Teach
29 Mira Vista Court
Daly City, CA 94014-1414

If you require that the illustration be returned to you, please include a self-addressed envelope of appropriate size and affixed with adequate postage.

Any questions that you have about this project may be emailed to: peaceprayer@multifaithpeace.org

About Us

Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice (www.multifaithpeace.org) gathers together representatives from more than 36 diverse faith communities and traditions in the San Francisco Peninsula to put our convictions into action by saying NO to war and YES to peace and justice.

Reach And Teach (www.reachandteach.com), a social enterprise, is an educational consulting company that bridges the gap between non-profit organizations and K-12 teachers searching for alternative curriculum materials. Reach And Teach provides educational products as catalysts for a more peaceful and just tomorrow



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