- As part of the 27th Annual Meditation For World Peace, the Rime Buddhist Center, 700 W. Pennway, Kansas City, Mo., will host an interfaith peace gathering on Monday, Dec. 31 at 5:30 a.m. The program will consist of religious observances from various faith traditions. Prayers for peace will be offered by each of the 15 faith traditions represented on the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Bodhisattva Award to the Ira Harrit. For 26 years, Ira Harritt has been the program coordinator of the Kansas City Office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). In that capacity he has organized programs on conflict resolution, social and economic justice, opposition to war and promotion of peace. His work has addressed personal, intergroup, institutional and global conflict resolution, including community violence, the struggle for a non-racial democracy in South Africa, opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and efforts for peace in the Middle East. He has helped organize exhibits, displays and actions exposing the economic and human cost of war and campaigns to replace U.S. military interventions with nonviolent and preventative actions. State greetings will be given by The Honorable Dr. Charles B. Wheeler, former Missouri State Senator. Former Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks will give community greetings. The keynote speaker this year will be Rev. Sam Mann, who for 40 years, served as the beloved pastor of St. Marks church and as an advocate for his community, working tirelessly to feed the hungry, house the homeless, train the unskilled and help minority entrepreneurs open businesses. This year’s event is endorsed and co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, and the American Friends Service Committee - Kansas City Program. The event is free and open to the public. Please arrive by 5:30 a.m. (starting at 6:00 a.m.) and bring canned goods for Harvester.
Rime Buddhist Center
Kansas City MO
- Bring canned goods for Harvesters.
- Religion & Spirituality
- Monday, December 31 @ 6:00 am
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