The Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s programming around Peace Literacy is a combination of both education and service, so we have included this page of information here.
THE PEACE HEROES TRAIL IS COMING TO THE MVUUF CAMPUS THIS AUGUST!
SOME GREAT NEWS! More than $13,000 has already been pledged toward the installation of a Peace Heroes Meditative Trail on the campus of MVUUF this August!
As many of you know, this project began as a continuation of the annual Peace Heroes Walks that have been taking place in the Miami Valley for the past five years. In the midst of the pandemic it has been reinvented to meet the challenges of these present times we are living in and through.
FIRST IN THE NATION. Celebrating its status as the first Peace Heroes Trail in the nation, this event will raise funds to help support local peace literacy work right here in the Miami Valley. More specifically, this year’s local designee of the funds will be Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 100% of the funds after event expenses will be designated for the peace literacy work conducted by MVUUF in collaboration with many community partners (see list of activities here).
The project will feature attractive trail marker signs on the MVUUF campus plus a Virtual Peace Heroes Trail that can be accessed while touring the site. Teams are selecting Peace Heroes to honor and providing summary info that is placed on the markers. Each team has their own page online that also provides opportunity to post a video or photo that helps the public-at-large get better acquainted with their Peace Hero.
START A STIMULUS TEAM. To make our goal we still need to recruit 15 Team Captains who will select a Peace Hero and help their team raise $1,200 to stimulate peace literacy in the Miami Valley. To get started take a look at the project website: peaceheroeswalk.org.
IT’S SIMPLE … CALL JERRY!. You are welcome to call or email Jerry Leggett who will guide you through the process of signing up and answer any questions you may have about participation. His mobile number is (937) 999-7314.
SPREAD THE INSPIRATION. For a little inspiration, take a listen to the song written by project coordinators, Rev. Kellie Kelly and Jerry Leggett, Be a Hero Now.
CELEBRATE THE POWER OF THE WE! More than ever, our world and the Miami Valley needs Peace Heroes to light our way! Please join this community-wide effort to lift up the everyday people around the block and around the world who inspire the power of the “we” to help Miami Valley better thrive!
SOURCES OF MORE INFORMATION:
21st Century Peace Literacy Foundation
Postal address –
Jerry Douglas Leggett, Casa de Peacebuilder, P.O. Box 4024, Tubac, Arizona 85646