The Android app is up and functioning, and I am able to view the record of those who participate in meditation or prayer. We also have downloadable, printable fliers available on the web site. After sending some 300 letters to local churches, it seems clear that no one responds to letters any better than to e-mails. Face-to-face communication, or phone calls seem to be the only way to reach people about a project like this. It is slow going, but now that the app is working, there is something to actually demonstrate! I have hesitated till now to begin the newsletter and Twitter campaign. Now these can begin, as well as the flier campaign, and soon a YouTube channel. Now is the time for all who believe in this project to please pitch in and help! The summer will be a memory before you know it. Let’s do something that we can speak of with pride in the future: something that will really make a difference. Let’s begin the spiritual revolution that will usher in the New Age of Peace.
I have been busy this month, yet only added one new group to the honor roll. I have been preoccupied with Mother’s Day, and with my own birthday (I just turned 49 – seven times seven – the number of years the Buddha is said to have taught). I have been in the doldrums as I awaited the appearance of the app, and then its full functionality. This Sunday, I attended services at Seattle Unity, and Rev. Karen made the sermon based entirely around the Seattle Peace Project. Thanks again, Karen. Many in the congregation thanked me for what I am doing. Actually, thank all of you who are going to make this dream a reality by participating! Now I feel like a spring that has been coiled for years, waiting for all its potential energy to be released. I recently heard the song “White Flag” by the group called Joseph, and it has a great “never surrender” theme that resonates with me right now. Whatever happens, there is no turning back, no giving up.
We must make this project the golden thread that binds together the believers of all the world’s disparate religions, emphasizing our common quest for peace and harmony. Our leaders obviously do not know how to achieve this, but if we the people all work together, world peace and the brotherhood of man is within our grasp – right here, right now.