It’s hard to forget Sept. 11, 2001. Eleven years later we still remember where we were and what we were doing when we first learned of the terrorist attacks.
Joan Broeckling, of One Peace, Many Paths and the Spokane Interfaith Council said people can use those memories to advocate for peace by joining in the Pathways to Peace project, which kicks off Wednesday at Chairs Coffee.
“We can acknowledge the sadness and loss of that day, and transform it into a positive,” she said. “We can turn things around and make a difference in creating peaceful situations in this world.”
Pathways to Peace, an 11-day series, begins with Peace Conversations Cafe: Exploring Interfaith Perspectives. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Chairs Coffee and will focus on four areas:
- Personal peace practices
- Human and spirit nature
- Peace and justice
- Compassion and service
“This is a unique opportunity to sit down with a diverse group who are going to be talking about meaningful things,” she said, adding that each topic focuses around world peace.
Peace Conversations Café will be broken into two sessions, one at 6 p.m. and the second at 7:15 p.m. Facilitators from the Interfaith Council, the Baraka Sufi community and Friends of Compassion will lead the discussions. Broeckling said the event is designed to be an open-ended dialogue.
Then second Pathways to Peace event is Sounds of Peace, a concert at Unity South Church at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Pathways to Peace Events:
- Peace Conversations Café, Chairs Coffee, 6 p.m., Wednesday
- Sounds of Peace, Unity South, 7 p.m., Saturday
- Peace Pole Pilgrimage, Center for Spiritual Living, 3:30 p.m., Sept. 16
- My Recipe for Peace, Unity South, 5:45 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. program, Sept. 19
- Honoring the Nations Ceremony, Center for Spiritual Living, 6 p.m., Sept. 21