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20th Annual International World Peace and Prayer Day June 18-21, 2015

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming 20th Annual International World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day, taking place once again this year, June 18-21, 2015. Ceremonies will be held under the guidance of Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Elders of the local Tribal Nations with prayers and offerings from attending Wisdom Keepers, Elders and honored guests. We encourage people of all Nations to step forward in recognizing the value of their own cultural roots, and in so doing, reconnecting with the strengths and wisdom that all traditional cultures hold in common - our connections to each other and to the Earth. We encourage others to pray in their churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and respective places of worship.

This year, June 18-21, 2015, Red Earth Descendants has been asked to host World Peace and Prayer Day in Southern Oregon, with Chief Arvol Looking Horse in attendance. We have accepted this honor and are busily bolstering our organizational teams and committees. Areas we are focusing on as we make our speaker invitations are peace, justice, environmental concerns, human rights and health.

As an introduction to Chief Arvol Looking Horse and a history about World Peace and Prayer Day, here is some pertinent information:

We Have Reached The Crossroads, information from Chief Arvol Looking Horse:

Ancient prophecies predicted the time that we find ourselves in today where population growth, over-consumption, depletion of our natural resources and pollution have severely damaged our Earth's life-sustaining capabilities. Technologies of nuclear, chemical and biological warfare give us the power not only to wipe out all of humanity, but also make the planet itself incapable of sustaining human life. On an international level, we have adopted materialism over conservation of the Earth's limited resources, forgetting that the Earth is not a resource to be used, but rather, the source of life itself.

Only a short time remains for us to return to our spiritual roots and begin to respect, honor and cherish our Mother - the Earth - on whom we depend for life itself. To do this, the White Buffalo's message of global peace, harmony and unity must be sent to the Four Directions.

Spiritual leaders of all Nations realize we have reached the Crossroads and we must put our hearts and minds together to find necessary solutions!

World Peace and Prayer Day/Honoring Sacred Sites Day is an international celebration joining worldwide communities of all faiths, nations, races, ages and genders who share concern for the welfare of humanity and the Earth to share in One Prayer.

As envisioned by Chief Arvol Looking Horse in 1996, the honoring ceremonies, invocations and prayers are observed with collaboration with local indigenous representatives. Special guest speakers, wisdom keepers and activists of all denominations will share spiritual insight and discuss important environmental concerns and cures on both a local and global level. This profoundly auspicious time will be elevated by a cross-cultural celebration of music, dance and storytelling.

With the blessing and guidance of Chief Arvol Looking Horse -19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and recognized spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Nation - we are delighted to announce and invite all peoples to the 20th Annual World Peace and Prayer Day to be celebrated in Talent, Oregon at the LaDue Ranch, June 18-21, 2015.

Mitakuye Oyasin! All our relations! In the great Circle of Life, where there is no beginning and no ending!

"all nations, all faiths, one prayer"