Dona Nobis Pacem Wednesday, Jun 4 2008 

Blog Blast For Peace ~ June 4, 2008

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Mimi’s Blog Blast for Peace Meme Tuesday, May 27 2008 

Mimi began this wonderful movement almost two years ago. It has become a phenomenon, awing me from the onset. Here are Mimi’s thoughts on BlogBlast for Peace:
Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn’t use the word “tag” ….but that’s what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It’s a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It’s about unity. We have that in spades. It’s about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We’ve done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not – yet – have the power in numbers behind the message.


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BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story. Copy this into a post, ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list and tag as many people as you’d like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe – Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) – branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world – from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all
across the globe will blog for peace.
We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.
Won’t you join us?
June 4, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

  1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs in this post. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.
  2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.
  3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com – Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery . Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.
  4. Here’s the most important part — On June 4, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post “Dona Nobis Pacem”. This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe.Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.

(Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

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Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from
the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.


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From the “pencils” of babes :-D Thursday, Nov 8 2007 

In continuing with the peace movement…

In my classroom I do a Quote of the Day; where I write a quote and my students write what the quote means to them. Over the last twelve weeks of school I have included several peace quotes. These are four and their responses– enjoy!

Peace Talk

From Room 8

Our interpretations in our 4th grade classroom of some famous peace quotes:

Nothing will bring you peace but yourself.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

* I think it means that peace is in my body.

* It means your self can bring you peace.

* I think it’s about bringing yourself peace. Like when you go home and sit in the tub- that you bring peace to yourself.

* You can’t let anyone give you peace. You give yourself peace.

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

~ Gandhi

* You cannot shake hands if they are balled up because you can’t shake with a fist.

* You cannot shake hands if you are about to fight.

* You cannot shake hands with a fist. I feel like that too because you can’t shake a fist. If you try to shake a fist you can’t do it.

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.

~ Malcolm X

* If you are not nice and the next day you want to be nice you will not get peace.

* I think it means that you can’t have freedom without peace.

* I think it means that you have to have freedom before you can have peace.

* If you are mean, you can’t get freedom or peace.

* You can’t separate freedom from peace, first you have to have freedom before you have peace.

* You can’t break peace from freedom.

* A man must have been a good man that people must have never had freedom.


All we are saying is give peace a chance.

~John Lennon

* Peace is good for life it would be very good but give it a try. Give peace a try.

* Don’t do anything to change the peace.

* Have peace and take a chance. That’s why you need peace.

* Give peace a chance. You might like it.

* It means that you can give peace a chance to try it.

 

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Thursday Thirteen #18- The Peace Continues… Wednesday, Nov 7 2007 

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In continuing with the Peace theme this week…

 

My Thirteen Favorite Peace Quotes

 

 

  1. There was never a good war or a bad peace. Benjamin Franklin
  2. You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. Gandhi
  3. When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix
  4. All we are saying is give peace a chance. John Lennon
  5. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom. Malcolm X
  7. If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. Moshe Dayan
  8. Let no one ever come to you without leaving feeling happier and better. Mother Teresa
  9. For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. Eleanor Roosevelt
  10. Peace is not God’s gift to his creatures. It is our gift to each other. Elie Wiesel
  11. Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
  12. How wonderful is it that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
  13. ….And from the mouths of babes…. my kids’ favorite saying…. Peace out!

 

Get the TT information here.

THE PURPOSE BEHIND THE THURSDAY THIRTEEN:
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? Write Thirteen things about yourself, summarize your week in one entry, make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well!

See more TT particpants.

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Dona Nobis Pacem ~ November 7, 2007 Wednesday, Nov 7 2007 

 

Let there be Peace on Earth!

 

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Thanks Mimi for all your hard work!

 

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Wordless Wednesday #20- Peace Out Tuesday, Nov 6 2007 

In honor of today’s Blog Blast for Peace, a photo of kids sharing PEACE.

Image from www.cartercenter.org. See how you can Wage Peace there!

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See other WW participants here.


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Bloggin’ for Peace and I got a t-shirt!! Friday, Oct 19 2007 

Most people are disappointed when they get a t-shirt… I’m thrilled by mine 🙂 Thanks Mimi! I’ll be flying my globe proudly on November 7th. Find out how to participate in Blog Blast for Peace at Mimi‘s and maybe get your own lovely tee!

Since you can’t “see” Mimi’s lovely slideshow per se… here are my two contributions. (Psst! Can you tell I don’t have my Paintshop anymore and did it with Paint?) 😀

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