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Letter: A day for peace

‘There are alternatives to violence,” wrote the Rev. Jed Rardin (Monitor Forum, July 17). “Good peacemaking rests on the ability to imagine something good.”

This ties in well to an upcoming New Hampshire Peace Action event, for which the public is needed, and perhaps the public will feel it needs the event. On Sept. 21, International Day of Peace, we have reserved the State House’s front lawn for “Art for Peace.” From 11 a.m. through 3 p.m., New Hampshire Peace Action provides the opportunity to display art that shows what the artist imagines a world at peace looks like.

Media is welcome, with artists bringing their work to the lawn for display. Our website has a registration form. Lunch will be for sale, and 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.

Go to nhpeaceaction.org to also learn about our Aug. 8 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Day remembrance event.



(The writer is chairwoman of the New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund board.)

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