19th Annual SHANTI Peace Event – Saturday, October 6, 2018


“Hands Across the Hills Dialogue;
Success Bridging Red and Blue”
by Rev. Sarah Pirtle

Learn about a dialogue experience between progressives in rural Massachusetts and conservative voters in Eastern Kentucky coal country started in 2017; unexpectedly it still continues today with a range of common projects. The groups reached out after the 2016 election and grew to care for and trust each other, meeting for two weekends in each other’s towns. A member of Hands Across the Hills shares what they learned and gives inspiration for others who want to have conversation and cultural exchange. Stereotypes melted away to see each other’s human face. Come learn what worked and how to build your own bridges.

Rev. Sarah Pirtle, author, recording artist, Interfaith Minister and lifelong Unitarian Universalist, represents the work of Hands Across the Hills (HATH). Sarah’s four decades of social justice work include her contributions to peace education with five books including An Outbreak of Peace, awarded outstanding book of the year on world peace. With ten national awards for her recordings, Sarah was asked to write the theme song for HATH. Sarah is an expert in group dynamics; she taught graduate school for twenty years, has directed a peace camp for 25 years, and has led the Discovery Center for Peacebuilding since 1992. She offers sixty free songs at: http://sarahpirtle.com/hope-sings/

Sat. Oct 6, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
at the UUCMC Meetinghouse, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft, NJ 07738
After the program all are welcome to a reception with light refreshments. 

Event is free and open to all; a basket will be available for donations.

Sponsored by the MCWRET and the UUCMC
Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
www.interfaith-mcwret.org and www.uucmc.org

Questions: [email protected] or UUCMC at 732-747-0707


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