Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

Pinwheels for Peace in Corvallis,OR

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.26.16

By Elizabeth Nielsen with First United Methodist Church Alternatives to Violence Team

9/24 – Pinwheels for Peace — the 11th annual Corvallis (Oregon) community celebration of the International Day of Peace — surrounded the Benton County Courthouse on Saturday morning.  Children and adults decorated pinwheels with symbols of peace while listening to the music of Ancient Ways – Nhimbe Marimba band.  Hundreds of pinwheels were placed along all the sidewalks around the courthouse.  The pinwheels will be on display through Monday, September 26th.  Earlier in the week, the Corvallis Mayor and City Council and the Benton County Commissioners proclaimed International Days of Peace for Corvallis and Benton County and encouraged the people of Corvallis and Benton County to engage in activities that promote peace and international understanding within and among nations.

See photos and a brief video below of the Ancient Ways music being played in front of the courthouse!

 


Photos and video by Ryan Hall

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

Raleigh, NC Takes on Affordable Housing

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Sue Woodling // Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions  We had our first CNV event last night. We had cancelled our Monday event because of the hurricane. Our event was on how affordable housing is a nonviolent way … read more

Read More

Tucson Protests for Peace, Against Raytheon

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Felice Cohen-Joppa // Part of the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions  Tucson peace activists vigiled at Raytheon Missile Systems on September 18 from 7 – 8 a.m. to say YES to peace and NO to war profiteering. They held signs … read more

Read More

A Reflection on Pope Francis’ Visit to Ireland

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate   Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Ireland on August 25-26th comes at a time when people need hope. The Irish Church has been devastated by the abuse scandals, which have never been properly dealt with. … read more

Read More
Image 01 Image 02