There is time to plan for next year... Jan30-Apr4/2006 I'll post more resources later, please post what you find in the way of events or events you will take part in... 64 ways for 64 days coming up... United Nations Appeal for Non-Violence The United Nations has recognized the Association of Unity Churches for the impact its youth groups have had working toward world peace. Through a special U.N. event, the youth of the world joined to make their vision for global peace a reality. The International Youth of Unity (Y.O.U.) recently presented the program "A New Generation for Peace" among dignitaries such as Arun Ghandi (Grandson of Mohandas Ghandi), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gillian Martin Sorensen (U.N. Assistant Secretary General) and numerous others. Entitled "Ghandi & King: A Season for NonViolence", this United Nations session convened on January 30, 1998 with a mandate to positively affect this community as well as the entire world. For those not familiar with "Ghandi & King: A Season for Nonviolence"...it is the 64-day period declared by the Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence and the Association for Global New Thought, as the "season" which occurs each year between the anniversaries of the assassinations of Mohandas Ghandi on January 30 and Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4. The International Y.O.U. has compiled for these 64 days, 64 ways to practice nonviolence in everyday life. The visit to the United Nations was a superb start for the Season for Nonviolence global peace program. Presenting to the United Nations were International Youth of Unity Co-Presidents Nathan Miller from Overland Park, KS; Stacy Moscow from Mesa, AZ; Mariah Landers from Merced, CA; and Andrew Griffin from Cork, Ireland, as well as International Y.O.U. Director, Cherie Larkin from the Association of Unity Churches in Lee's Summit, MO. Their presentation convincingly illustrated the need to consciously reduce violence, abuse and feelings of aggression globally, as well as increase the need for the acceptance and understanding of different cultures, religions, customs and beliefs. Through this season, one is encouraged to truly understand the beauty of diversity and honor the inherent worth in every human being. Cherie Larkin adds, "It is with Christ in heart and mind that these young sentinels of peace carry the mantel of Unity's message of nonviolence throughout the world."