Peace Begins With Me!
After the doves were completed, we took the class on a short walk from the school to the front of the Maryknoll Mission House where we recently "planted" a peace pole. We gathered in a circle around the pole and talked about what it represents and what the neighbors might think about as they walk by and see the pole. We then prayed a prayer for peace and sang a song, accompanied by Dennise on the guitar and Susan Schaeffer keeping us all on key! Children can be inspiring promoters of peace when given the chance to step up to the challenge and I am often amazed at their wisdom.
If you work at a school in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know of one that would like this type of lesson for their students, just give us a call at (510) 276-5021 or email me at keast@Maryknoll.org