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May peace
radiate

in the sky
as well as in the vast ethereal
space
everywhere.

Hindu Prayer for Peace

May peace radiate in the sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere.

May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees, and creepers.

May peace flow over the whole universe.

May peace be in the Absolute Reality.

And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone.

Aum! May our environment be peaceful. May the external forces be peaceful.  May we all have inner peace.

Aum! May the Absolute protect all

May the Absolute nourish all
May we work together with great energy,
May our studies be vigorous and effective;
May we not not hate one another
Aum! May our environment be peaceful. May the external forces be peaceful.  May we all have inner peace.

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Hindu Resources on Ahimsa or Non-Hurting

Ahimsa by Swami Sivananda

Ahimsa – the Cosmic Law of Non-Hurting

Well-Wishers of the Fallen

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha on Ahimsa

Swami Chinmayananda – The Three Principles: Self-control, Non-Hurting, and Truthfulness

EVENT IDEAS

Sermon & Education
Deliver a Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath sermon or reading, invite reporters to attend, and provide gun violence prevention information/activities to congregants.

Shoes we can never fill
Provide the visual of empty shoes or clothes on a clothesline outside place of worship and invite media to vigil. See examples of the powerful imagery of shoes here.

Points of Light
Light thousands of tealight candles depicting the number of people who have been lost to gun violence since Newtown or light candles representing the number of local gun violence victims. 

Vigil & Vocals
Hold a vigil or worship service with choir outside member of Congress's office. While choir is singing, have names of gun violence victims read. Intersperse lines of psalms with names of gun violence victims.

Fasting for Action
A communal fast – have a continuous 2,000 hour fast (12 weeks) where people commit to fasting for one day outside elected officials’ office for gun violence victims.

Acts of Kindness
Perform a specific number of acts of kindness to honor the number lost to gun violence in your community since Newtown.

 

The Fall 2016 National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend is December 14-18

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