Peace Tapestries

 

Our first 13 years, we attended festivals, events and programs with our Peace Tapestries materials and invited the attendees to stop, contemplate our given question for that particular event and let the spirit move from their hear to their hand and draw it on a 12X12 Tapestry peice. We brought it home, sewed it into a Tapestry and presented it to an organization as an expression of our appreciation for their work in the world. We encouraged them to use that Tapestry as an instrument of peace and pass it on in the same spirit we gave it to them.

 

Our Peace Tapestry Recipients 

  • Crop Walk 2001 "What does interfaith peace mean to you?"

  • Crop Walk 2002

  • Walk for Hope 2002

  • Love Is Not Suppose to Hurt 2002 'What does freedom mean to you"

  • From Our Heart to Yours 

  • Walk For Hope II

  • Soka University’s Interfaith Dialogue Club

  • The United Religions Initiative

  • The Joyful Child Foundation & Erin Runnion Children’s Art Festival

  • Be The Cause 2006

  • Interfaith Gathering of Women 2007

  • Peace Tapestry 2007

  • The Mayor of Garden Grove’s Annual Prayer Breakfast

  • Women Transcending Boundaries in Syracuse, New York

  • Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

  • The Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment "What does a healthy environment mean to you?"

  • Bishop Samuel Lubogo of Uganda

  • 8 Regions of the URI each received a Tapestry made at the Global Assembly in Mayapur

  • First Lady Michelle Obama

  • Ellen DeGeneres

  • The Canon Reverend Gwynne Guibord

 

"One of my favorite memories of any tapestry experience was at the Soka University International Festival. While a man was patiently waiting by as his daughter was drawing, Linda suggested that he take a square and draw. He said, “No, I cannot draw”. He was very reluctant but Linda is very persuasive and he finally picked up a pen. 

His piece had only 2 colors, red and black. It was not symmetrical or particularly “artistic” but it’s one of my favorite pieces so far. In black pen he drew a circle (Earth) with stick figures as people standing on the circumference  and with black letters he wrote, “Interfaith Peace Knows No Colors” 

 

 

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