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Honolulu, HI Takes Action for a Culture of Peace

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.25.14

The Queen Liliuokalani International Day of Peace event held on Sunday 9.21.14, highlighted Campaign Nonviolence with about 350 participants from several peace, church, and community groups and organizations in Honolulu, related to issues including Climate Change in the Pacific, Poverty and Houselessness, Medical Mercy, Prison Reform, Native Hawaiian Religious Freedom, Hawaiian Sovereignty. Woman against Violence, and Anti-War. The event was held at the historic Iolani Palace, and included Photo Art, Solidarity building, and music. The event launched a week of activities that will continue until Saturday 9.27.14.

Wally Inglis one of the lead organizers gave a rousing speech on Sunday and reminded us all of our connectedness to many of the events across the country. He mentioned Fr. John Dear and held up the book ‘The Nonviolent Life‘ to the crowd reminding us of the many men and women who are spearheading the way to raise our awareness, to make a pledge to nonviolence and to lead others in this necessary journey.

Many of the attendees were representing groups from as far away as the Micronesian and Marshall islands – some of the places where the effects of nuclear testing have ravaged their communities and where climate change is already threatening the very existence of some of the islands.

Iolani Palace, sacred land in Hawaii, was a beautiful venue to gather under a warm Hawaiian afternoon. Food, song, faith and expression was shared by all. It was a perfect reminder that in a land where militarism has destroyed the aina, where climate change may erode the lands, that we all need to hear the voice of truth and take a stand for peace in a world destroying itself through conflict.

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