Solstice Peace Project
To celebrate peace on the Dec. 22, the Winter Solstice, the day that heralds the return of the light in the Northern Hemisphere. The project would use the solstice to prompt linked actions worldwide that encourage peace.
There is a heaviness touching the hearts of people worldwide. It not just the wars in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s because we are connected on so many different levels and feel each other’s distress deeply. This is why we can lighten the world’s burden by praying for peace and performing actions – both symbolic and substantial in their hopefulness – to promote peace. We can emphasize the power of peace by focusing on peace and amplifying its impact by coming together to call for peace.
The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is traditionally a time for welcoming back the light. Winter Solstice: honoring the Return of Light.
It is also a time of specific observances in various religious traditions, including Hannukah (Dec. 7-15 2023), Christmas (Dec. 25, 2023), Bodhi Day (Dec. 8, 2023) and Yalda Night (Dec. 20-21) in Iran and other parts of Central Asia.
These actions would focus only on peace, eschewing politics and the taking of sides.
To reach out to religious community leaders to ask for their support. To request religious leaders to encourage their congregations to hold services for peace on Dec. 22, 2023. As it is a Friday, mosques and synagogues will be holding services anyway. We would encourage the addition of a special Friday service for Christians and the holding of special services in Hindu and Buddhist temples and Sikh gurdwaras.
To invite communities worldwide to hold an event promoting peace on Dec. 22, the day that heralds the return of the light in the Northern Hemisphere. The event could take be in any form – a religious service, a concert, a reading, a moment of communal silence,
To encourage people to place a candle in their window to promote peace on the night of Dec. 21-21 as a symbol of the presence of peace and to encourage the promotion of peace.
To ignite the light of peace in the hearts of participants and to encourage the spread of peace at a time of increasing conflict and violence.
Shining Heart Community Dances of Universal Peace
We will hold an evening of Dances of Universal Peace on the eve of the Winter Solstice December 21st, tuning to the increasing light and feeling and radiating God’s light, love and peace.
Laguan Madre Yoga, Meditation & Dance Center
We are hosting a Solstice Drumming Circle Thursday December 21 7:00-9:00 pm CT on South Padre Island, Texas
World Upshift Movement
We will invite our partners to meditate for peace and to sign up on this website directly.
The initiative resonates beautifully with our call for a worldwide meditation for peace which we launched in Assisi on 1 December 2023.
Enchantress of Bioluminosity
We will offer a Winter Solstice Dance Ritual to acknowledge Fall’s bow to Winter’s renewal, to acknowledge the Light’s increasing strength.
We offer this dance in Peace from our Hearts.
We will share the dance duet online on Instagram, Facebook & X
Interfaith Pray for Peace Circle
Please join like-hearted souls from various religious and spiritual traditions as we ignite the light of peace in our own hearts spread peace in our world at these challenging times. Together, we will join in:
Praying, Singing, Silence, Meditation, Sharing Hopes and Dreams, pains and sorrows…,
Soul Blossoms London
We will conduct a meditation for inner peace to effect outer peace, sending love & light to all beings in this day.
Soul Blossoms London
We will be meditating in the Love Peace Harmony Field at 6 pm UK time to set the intention of spreading peace to all people & beings. We light candles on this special day to commemorate the “Coming of the Light” as said in this “Solstice of Peace” Movement.
Christine Raschendorfer (Fareha)
Today i will meet the members of my choir and i like to sing with them
“dona nobis pacem” (oh Lord give us peace)/W.A. Mozart as kanon
Winter/Summer Solstice Blessings with Love, Dear Ones. The Light within us can be covered, but it can never be extinguished. Go now, sit quietly and heartfully look with the eyes of Light, inside and outside. “Verily, to possess such light is to be contemplated by the Light of lights.”
The message collective
Making music, sitting in silence, praying for peace and lighting candles
Global Ho’oponopono Alliance
I am teaching Forgiveness Technology, Hawaiian style in Kauai. I am see personal trainings and sessions to assist people to come to Peace with their human circumstances and suffering.
Ifrikya Center for Common Ground (ICCG)
An event in partnership with Tunisian ministry of education (Teachers) that aims to build the culture of peace and fight against violence
We invite you to practice peaceful intentions and contribute to your peace of mind, as well as creating harmony with your family members, friends, and in your communities. Imagine joining millions of people around the world to create peace for all. What a world that would create!
Bedford Council of Faiths
We are hosting online prayers for peace on the Solstice and asking our members and the wider community to join us and to light a candle in their front window for peace.
At 4:54pm pacific time on December 21, 2023, we will be in our newly renovated BANDALOOP VERTICAL STUDIOS in Oakland California. After rehearsals are concluded we will spill some wine, light a candle, turn in our intentions, release our worries and stare directly into the fate of evolution.
kings of london
TalkMatters – Jews and Arabs Together
On Friday 22nd December – at the beginning of Shabbat I usually light two candles. On this special Shabbat I shall light three candles. I shall also include this initiative in TalkMatters next newsletter with the hope that you will receive more support.
The Abrahamic Reunion will be holding an online Solstice of Peace program, with Peacemakers from the Holy Land and around the world, and a program TBA.
Lake Worth Interfaith Network
In Lake Worth, Florida, we are beginning to plan for a gathering at the local, interfaith Quaker Meetinghouse. Still deciding what we will do. Would like to do something creative.