Many thanks to everyone who organized an event and/or participated in the 25 events held during our Month of Peace in RI.

The Month of Peace in RI this September was a huge success thanks to the many organizations who created events and the many people who participated in the events. There were 25 peace events held all around RI throughout the month of September.  The month was off to a great start with a Peace Walk at WaterFire. Then all month long we had dances for peace, meditations,  performances by musicians, storytellers, spoken-word artists, singers for peace; thoughtful speakers for peace; a nonviolence training; art for peace — and last, but not least — the making of peace flags! Thank you all for your participation. It was wonderful to bring together programs that reflect the many aspects of peace, showing how much effort the people of RI put into peace and nonviolence. The traditions of our progressive founder Roger Williams continue to this day. Thank you. In peace and gratitude, Ginny Fox

Events at Slater Mill in October

Both events will be held on the second floor of Slater Mill Museum, in the Jencks Education Center. If you have any questions about these upcoming events, please contact Bernadette Vaughan at 401.725.8638, ext.108.



Berroco Trunk Show

  • October 24th
  • 6-8 pm

Meet Berroco designers Norah Gaughan and Amanda Keep.

View samples of their fall designs.
This is a great opportunity to try on the designs before you choose your next project.

Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

LaVoce: Theatre That Speaks presents

la voce


  • October 26
  • 7:00pm

Conceived and directed by Patricia Hawkridge, MFA, Featuring MILL GIRLS by Eliza Anderson, Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (

THE MILL PROJECT explores the life of female mill workers in a fictional New England mill city in the 1840s.

Through music, movement and text we learn about their hopes, dreams and inner thoughts while witnessing the struggle of their daily existence.

THE MILL PROJECT celebrates these women and children as the fight for the right to work in a safe environment; have regulated work hours and receive a decent wage for an honest days work.  Tickets: $10

Walking as Spiritual Practice Workshop

Sunday, September 30, 2012 1-3pm

Walking as Spiritual Practice Workshop

Santosha Holistic Center, 14 Bartlett Ave., Cranston

This workshop invites you to explore the variety of ways walking can be a spiritual practice. We will try a handful, and share conversation and poetry about walking with intention. We’ll practice Zen walking meditation, peace pilgrimage, and a t’ai chi vitality walk. We’ll synchronize breath with steps, and practice mindfulness and concentration while walking.

Day of Mindfulness, Wakefield

SATURDAY, SEPT 29, 10am – 2pm, South County Land Trust Barn, 17 Matanuck Beach Road, Wakefield, RI 02879

All ages are invited to join us for this wonderful opportunity to stop and enjoy being together in a beautiful setting as we learn practices for increasing peace within ourselves, our families and the world.

There will be singing and a children’s Dharma talk, followed by a talk for adults, and games and mindful activities for children. We will practice walking meditation, eating meditation and deep relaxation, ending our day with an informal tea ceremony. The facilitator for our day is Dharma Teacher Joanne Friday, a student of Buddhist Monk and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh and an ordained teacher in his Order of Interbeing.

A suggested registration donation of $15 for individuals, couples or families will help with rent and smaller expenses incurred in organizing this day. An offering for Joanne is not included in this donation. Joanne considers the Dharma to be the greatest gift she has received, and in gratitude offers her teachings freely as a practice of generosity. The Rhode Island Community of Mindfulness invites you to offer a donation to her in proportion of your means.

Please bring with you:

  • A vegetarian bagged lunch
  • One flower from the roadside or your garden for each child *
  • Pillows and blankets for floor sitting
  • A non-perishable food item for McAuley House, or a household item that is not covered by food stamps (i.e. toilet paper, diapers, pet food, etc.)*

* indicates optional


Please help us minimize waste by bringing your own cloth napkins, mugs, and a nametag. Please wear appropriate clothing for the walking meditation (rain or shine)

For more information about the Day of Mindfulness, please download this .pdf registration form.


Concordia Center for Spiritual Living hosts “Peace in My Heart” Mediation, Sept. 21, 7pm

The Concordia community will participate in the world-wide celebration of peace by hosting a

“Peace in My Heart” meditation on International Peace Day – Friday, September 21st at 7pm

“We envision an ever expanding global ministry that promotes global transformation through personal transformation. We see ourselves as the driving force that serves and connects one world family through the Science of Mind.” – Global Services Mission Statement ~ Centers for Spiritual Living

Join us at 292 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI as we celebrate peace with music, song and meditation – a sharing will conclude our celebration.

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