Monday, September 19, 2016

PEACE WEEK 2016: DAY 10: DISARMAMENT Casady Choir Performs

Disarmament:  Reduction or withdrawal of military forces and weapons.

A Peace Tool:  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In Upper Division Chapel, the Casady Choir Performed

MD International Club introduced the theme of the day and watched the below video
For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #10, reflect on yesterday's mission. What was it like to honor an experience of purpose in your life? Was the idea of "True North" a helpful metaphor for you in thinking about your purpose? How might you make decisions in your life to honor and live into your True North?  Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
“At the end of the day, love and compassion will win.”
-Terry Waite

Our tenth mission, Agents, is to unleash the unequivocal power of love.

Today, dear Agents, our friends Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg have something special in store for us. It is a story of such sweet, pure poetry and light that it can only speak for itself.

Agents, It's Your Turn!

Our mission today, Agents, is to contemplate all the types of love there are in your life, and then commit a compassionate act to honor them.

Although there is only one word for love, it takes many forms. There islove for a romantic partner, love for our children, and love for our parents. There is a type of love we have for our brothers, and a love for our sisters, and a love for our friends. There is even love for the natural world, and for animals and plants, and even a love for ourselves. Yet each of these loves have different hues and unique textures, and inspire us in uniquely beautiful ways.

Contemplate how these loves are similar to one another today, and also unique. Then, commit a compassionate act to honor as many of these types of love as you can!

As you reveal the power of love, remember to report your experiences on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others around the world!
Good luck, Agents!

P.S. If you wish to do so you can support the work of the Compassionate Louisville and their friends, our featured Champions of Compassion, to spread their remarkable work toward global unity with others!

View All Past Missions

It's never too late to revisit past or missed missions to find inspiration for igniting compassion and unity for the world!

UN's Sustainable Development Goal:

Sustainable Cities & Communities
More than half of the world’s population now live in urban areas. By 2050, that figure will have risen to 6.5 billion people – two-thirds of all humanity. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces. Making cities safe and sustainable means ensuring access to safe and affordable housing, and upgrading slum settlements. It also involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in a way that is both participatory and inclusive. 
Sustainable Cities & Communities is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve the global unity that we seek.

Learn more about the targets for this Goal here.

Peace Week 2016
“11 Days of Global Unity” September 11-21
Find peace within your hearts and share it with the community!
Peace Week Activities
Wednesday, September 21: Peace Walk. Chapel Pinwheel Blessing/Planting (6;30-7:50 am)
6:00 am Planting Pinwheels for Peace at Peace Sign in front of chapel
6:30 am Meditative Silent Peace Walk around the lake or Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden
7:00 am Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast
7:50 am Blessing of Peace Sign

Saturday, September 24: Oklahoma Standard Training at OKC Memorial (10:00-1:00)
#Oklahoma Standard at Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 10:30-1:00

10:30-11:00        Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with National Park Ranger
11:00-12:00        Museum Tour/Patrick will guide the students and emphasize the Oklahoma Standard.
12:00-12:30        First Person Presentation with Survivor Derek Smithee
12:30-1:00         Lunch catered by Jimmy John’s.  Their number is 235.8800. (need to RSVP)
1:00-2:00             Walk to Myriad Gardens.  Check the Turkish Festival. Help distribute pinwheels for silent walk
2:00-3:00             United Nations Silent Peace Walk   Speakers and Walk  
After the Walk volunteers are welcome to enjoy the Turkish Festival at will.  Bring money to taste their amazing food.

Saturday, September 24: OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens 2:00-3:00 in collaboration with the Turkish Festival

Sunday, September 25: Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Interfaith Youth Tour (1:00-5:30)  $15. Pre-registration is required and a fee of $15 per person helps defray the costs of transportation.  Contact OCC with questions at 405-525-2928.  HERE Tour stops are:

 1) East Sixth Street Christian Church, 1139 NE 6th St., OKC 73117

2) Masjid Mu’min Mosque, 1322 NE 23rd St., OKC 73111
3) Vien-Giac Buddhist Temple, 5101 NE 36th St., OKC 73121

             Don’t Miss!

First OKC Peace Walk
2:00-3:00 at the Myriad Gardens

Casady students walking the Labyrinth during Peace Week 2015
 Contact Mrs. Clay (, 405-520-1325) in Harper Wing for more details.
Come and join us for Peace Week 2016!

Upper Division Peace Week Schedule
Unifying Backgrounds With Empowering Everyday kindness
Participating in the Community to Improve Lives

Children and Youth
UD Chapel

Dr. Noel Jacobs
Interfaith Alliance

Mrs. Sara Ivey
Oklahoma Green School Program

Ms. Terri Talley
Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum

Chef Kevin
Sage Dining Team

Mr. Zac Fowler
Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma Standard

Peace Silhouettes @ Student Center 

Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden Opens
7:00 am
Pour Kindness on Firefighters

Lights Off

Pour Kindness on our Grounds Crew. Thank you, Mr. Mark Coate, for Labyrinth and Peace Sign

Hope Trunk
Reflective Resilience
Student Center
7:00 am
Pour Kindness on Sage Team
Come and Read with Me Program Books


3:00-5:00 PM
-Hope was born on 9/11
-Peace One Day Screening @ Wing

-YAC Peace team at Upper Division Chapel
- Blue Labyrinth Opens @ Butterfly Garden
Register to play the Global Unity Compassion Games

  • 9:00- 12:00 Out of Darkness Walk @ Lake Hefner
  • 8:00-9:00 Connecting Steps Through Rhythm @ International Dance Studio

Saturday Women
Human Rights

6:00 am  Pinwheels and Pieces of Peace Planting
Peace Walk Around the Lake
Pinwheels, Pieces of Peace Blessing after Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast 


-Josh and Judy

- Officer Dang, Oklahoma County Sheriff
Casady Choir

Casady Orchestra


A DNA Journey at Advisories
A Talking Picture Screening, Activities, Miller 4
Peace Day Pictures

@ Boys and Girls Club

Day of Kids
@ Memorial Park
3:00-5:00 PM
@ Wing
-United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development
-Peace One Day Screening
7:00  am Pour Kindness on Village Police

Service Opportunities
Saturday 9/17
Day of Kids at Boys and Girls Club
Sunday 9/18
United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and Peace One Day Screening at Wing

Saturday 9/24/2016
#Oklahoma Standard Ambassadors Training @ Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens
Sunday 9/25/2016
Oklahoma Conference of Churches Interfaith Youth Tour $15 fee. Register at