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Placement of Public Art

Description of Public Art Placement Mohandas K. Gandhi Statue (Nine foot, Bronze) Placement: The Pacifist Memorial, Sherborn, MA (Original bronze statue proposed location: Dewey Square, Boston, MA, Harvard Divinity School, Museum of Fine Arts) Mohandas K. Gandhi Statue (Nine foot, Fiberglass) Placement: Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA Gandhi Statue at the Pacifist Memorial in Sherborn, MA. The Gandhi statue was unveiled at the Pacifist Memorial on October 2, 1994, the 125 birth anniversary of Mohandas K. Gandhi. Listed on the plaque below are the individuals that participated in the dedication ceremonies. (Included are Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Daniel […]

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The Dream

The Dream AN OPEN LETTER TO FRIENDS Dreams can have a most amazing effect on people, but to be honest, I rarely remember dreams long enough to consider any of them all that important. One, however, I cannot stop thinking about and it has changed the way I view reality. How long the substance of this dream will pervade my mind and spirit is anyone’s guess. I hope it lasts a lifetime. With each tragic and horrible bit of news these days, and there have been many, I have been struggling with the question that countless others struggle with as […]

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The Dream

The Dream AN OPEN LETTER TO FRIENDS Dreams can have a most amazing effect on people, but to be honest, I rarely remember dreams long enough to consider any of them all that important. One, however, I cannot stop thinking about and it has changed the way I view reality. How long the substance of this dream will pervade my mind and spirit is anyone’s guess. I hope it lasts a lifetime. With each tragic and horrible bit of news these days, and there have been many, I have been struggling with the question that countless others struggle with as […]

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The Dream

The Dream AN OPEN LETTER TO FRIENDS Dreams can have a most amazing effect on people, but to be honest, I rarely remember dreams long enough to consider any of them all that important. One, however, I cannot stop thinking about and it has changed the way I view reality. How long the substance of this dream will pervade my mind and spirit is anyone’s guess. I hope it lasts a lifetime. With each tragic and horrible bit of news these days, and there have been many, I have been struggling with the question that countless others struggle with as […]

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Recipients of the Courage of Conscience Award

INT’L COURAGE OF CONSCIENCE AWARD Listed in order of receiving the award 1988 – 2015 1. OXFAM AMERICA International humanitarian and hunger relief organization for its innovative self-help community programs assisting people in developing nations. Read More 2. ELLWOOD KIESER Priest and founding Producer of Paulist Productions for creating the films Romero – The Life of Archbishop Oscar Romero and Entertaining Angels – the Life of Dorothy Day. Read more. 3. DICK SCOBIE Quaker, pacifist, Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee for his work to expose human rights violations in El Salvador and to promote peace throughout Central […]

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InCity Times: The Peace Abbey: eighth wonder of the world

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 By Michael True “If there are Seven Wonders of the World, the eighth is the Peace Abbey,” according to one of its benefactors. Since Worcester admirers agree, a recent announcement that the Peace Abbey, based in Sherborn, may be closing was a sad moment hereabouts. Founded and directed by Lewis Randa, with Meg Randa and Dot Walsh, the Abbey has flourished since Mother Teresa visited there in 1988. In time, it has become a significant memorial for peacemakers throughout history, a resource for education and action by activists resisting war and injustice, and a major conference […]

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Wicked Local Dover-Sherborn: Magical Strings perform at Peace Abbey in Sherborn

By Theresa Knapp Wicked Local Dover-Sherborn Sherborn –Folks filled the Peace Abbey Coffeehouse on Saturday night to enjoy what could have been the last concert in that venue. “It may be the last time we assemble here to experience music in this space,” said Peace Abbey founder Lewis Randa at the start of the program that featured Philip and Pam Boulding of the Celtic ensemble, “Magical Strings.” Randa called the concert “fitting” since Philip’s mother, Elise Boulding (a world-renowned sociologist and peace activist who died in 2010 at age 89), was a long-time friend of the Abbey. Many of the […]

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St. John’s Prep: Spirit Workshop at the Peace Abbey

A small but intentional group of students and teachers from St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA traveled to the Peace Abbey, an interfaith center in Sherborn, recently to take part in a three-day SPIRIT workshop. The workshop focused on peacemaking and non-violence. During their stay, students devoted themselves to learning about the peace traditions of the twelve major world religions, and to working on a service project for the Abbey. The group also cooked their own meals, being careful to keep in concert with the Abbey’s commitment to vegetarianism. The Prep group included Adeeb Shaji ’14, John Newhall ’15, Bailey […]

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