The 10th annual event. New location…
at the Historic Methodist Campground in Des Plaines. Download a PDF of the Earth Day Fair flyer.
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Historic Methodist Campground will be host to a global Peace Gathering. All are welcome to explore how we can manifest peace in ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world.
The “Opening Space for Peace” will begin at 10:00 am at which time The Sacred Fire will be lit and an opening ancient song and the Ossinagon Directional Prayers will be sung. After that, we will let the day flow and see how we are guided to organize the WATER AND TREE PLANTING Ceremony. The larger, global program will invite people around the world to light sacred fires, host open conversations, and post news of what happens in various ways online.
It will be for families, scouts, and schools. It is for everyone to come and participate and enjoy the day. There are many pieces to this day. The Peace and Water Ceremony is just one. Exhibits will also take place at the Epworth Dining Hall. This is a day of inclusion for ALL people, ALL cultures, ALL faiths, ALL languages, and ALL children… and will be from now on.
We are honored to have the Wisdom Keepers establish a Peace Fire Circle at the Methodist Campground, to provide a safe space for the next generation to experience the wisdom of the elders.
We hope you will join us! To read more about this year’s Earth Day Fair events , visit our website.