2012 Program Schedule

An Invitation to Make a Difference

A circle opportunity for you, your children, youth, and young adults to co-create community and ‘Be the Ones.’  Addressing the need for HOPE. 

WHAT:         The 20th Annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth

TIME:           All day starting Sunrise, Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 2012

WHERE:       Next to the Washington Monument at 15th Street and Constitution Ave NW 

Everyone is invited:  all families, people who love and enjoy the Earth, musical instruments, drums, meditation, prayer, dancing, ceremony, song, chanting, and  healing.

Free to the public:  Where the Native Indigenous tipis, Christian altar, Tibetan tent, Jewish Sukkoh, labyrinth, African traditions, and other religious and spiritual traditions gather in Circle.

We walk in prophetic times:  In response, the 2012 Program will be co-created by the community and focus on: 

formal and informal prayer

prayer around the fire

meditation & chanting



music and dance

 Sample Religious and Spiritual Traditions Offering Their Ways:

  • First Nation’s Pipe Ceremonies & the Sacred Drum, Ojibwey, MN
  • Jewish Sukkah & Music/Dance/Shofar, Amkolel, Rockville, MD
  • Shumei America, Shinto Based Traditions, NY, CA, & CO
  • Tibetan Buddhism, Kunzang Palyul Choling, Poolesville, Maryland
  • Tibetan Meditation Center, Fredrick, MD 
  • Sufi, Osmanli Naks-i'bendi Hakkani Dergahi, Sidney Center, NY
  • InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, DC
  • Labyrinth, Labyrinth Society, Washington, DC 
  • All Colors Celebration Ceremony
  • Taking a Stand Taking a Step, David Berry, Arlington, VA

 Other Organizations and Individuals

One Common Unity, DC,Youth, Musical contributions and volunteers

Spring of Light, Fairfax, VA

United Religions Initiative, Monica Willard, PA

The Peacemakers Center, Minneapolis, MN

         Mary Arpante, Cherokee


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