"Every Child - a Christmas Child, Every Day - a Christmas Day"
Molly Hickey, our child leader in Cork City during our World Peace Day celebration on 21st September this year, is now again leading us. This time it is in a spiritual way of celebrating Christmas that will last a whole year. Click the image above to go to the video that Molly has recorded. It is the song composed by Kurt Bestor in the aftermath of the Bosnian war, "The Prayer of the Children". Just weeks ago, Molly learned this song on her own and recorded it with Gemma Sugrue of Voiceworks, with the intention to send a copy of the DVD as a gift to every child on this planet who she can reach with a message of Peace. Rosemarie Lucero, our Executive Director, will assist Molly in fulfilling this dream, Molly's Peace Project for the year 2014. It is a project that will last for 365 days beginning on the 1st of January 2014, the World Day of Prayer for Peace initiated by the popes for many years. This year, the first 24 hours of 2014 will be dedicated as a time of prayer and silence by Instruments of Peace. If anyone wants to join in this global observance of the World Day of Prayer for Peace, they are very welcome to contact us. Through Molly's project of reaching her fellow children around the world to ask for their Prayers for Peace, Instruments of Peace, will launch in 2014 a global community of children praying for World Peace. Please contact us if you wish to help in building a global community of children as peacemakers. We welcome parents from all corners of the globe to join us in our new initiative beginning on New Year's Day. We will provide all the support we can to all individuals and groups. This year, Christmas will be a time of reflection, not just jubilation. We wish you all the blessings of Peace that Christmas brings!
Instruments of Peace, through the services of its implementing arm, Four Seasons of Peace, will launch this year their EDUCATION FOR PEACE PROJECTS in Secondary Schools. The Gorey Community School in Gorey, County Wexford, with a population of 1,555 students will serve as a pilot school for the Peace Projects of Instruments of Peace. Through the school's chaplain, Grainne Mulcahy, with the full support of the Principal, Mr. Michael Finn, Gorey Community School and Instruments of Peace will showcase in the school year 2013 - 2014 creative and innovative ways to introduce Peace Education into the classrooms and integrate it into the overall life of their teenage students. At the end of the school year, a team of students who participated in the year-long Peace Education Project will travel to the United Nations in New York in September 2014 to represent Ireland at the 2014 Student Observance of the U.N. International Day of Peace. This is an exciting year for Gorey Community School and for Instruments of Peace.