WELCOME TO the PEACEFUL PRESENCE virtual program
Thank you for joining us
Although the daily postings have concluded as of August 31st,
all our Speakers’ brief talks, prayers, and music will remain available to you to revisit,
at any time, through January 1, 2021.
Comments on your experience with the 2020 Peaceful Presence Program are welcomed and may be made replying to any daily post or through the Contact Us section of this website.
Introduction & History
In 2008, our Twin Cities Ignatian Associate (IA) community held a prayer for peace event during the time of the Republican National Convention, which convened in St. Paul, Minnesota.
This year, the Ignatian Associates Ramos Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin decided to hold a non-partisan, virtual prayer for peace event during both the Democratic and Republican conventions.
The event, called Peaceful Presence will be held virtually from August 17 – 27 during the Democratic and Republican conventions. Stay with us as the program is extended with daily speakers continue through to August 31st.
While, initially, the program was meant to be held in a church near the convention venue, the planning committee has decided to present a completely virtual Peaceful Presence Program.
Each day of the conventions, the program will include a prayer, quiet music for meditation, and a 10 minute reflection on peace given by a local religious leader. The reflection will focus on Peace and prayer for our world leaders, especially the leaders of our country.
We are pleased to co-sponsor this virtual program with Casa Romero Renewal Center; the Center for Peacemaking at Marquette University; the Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH); and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee.
SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS.
We are delighted to join together with several religious leaders from within the Milwaukee area to reflect on peace. We hope to share dialogue from leaders of the Sikh, Zen Buddhist, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Unitarian Universalist, Hindu, Jewish, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints communities.
Each day’s prayer, music, and reflection on peace will be released early the same morning. A full list of the Peaceful Presence Virtual Program will be shared soon.
Be sure to check back periodically for updates.