Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Prayers for Peace from Assisi

Special Online Concert: Live in Assisi

Dear Friends...

I have just arrived in Rome to prepare for one of the most important events of my life. As many of you know, my ministry as The Peace Troubadour began when the leaders of the 12 major religions came to Assisi, Italy in 1986 to pray the peace prayers from each of their traditions. I ultimately put them to music and have been traveling the world sharing their energy ever since, often in countries like Iraq, Israel and Bosnia while wars raged around me.

In a few weeks I will be in Assisi again with thousands of people to celebrate the 25th anniversary of that original gathering. Leaders like the Pope and the Dalai Lama will be on hand, and I will initiate the event with a major concert on October 25th. On the 26th, I will share the Peace Concert again, live online for people anywhere around the world who want to be part of this historic event.

I hope you'll join me. Here are the details:

Date: October 26th
Time: 2PM US Eastern
Where: livestream.com/jamestwyman

There is no cost to this concert. In fact I want to give you a gift that will help get you ready. Last year I re-recorded the peace prayers and will offer this CD as a gift to everyone on my list. If you would like to download the 12 prayers and listen to them as we prepare for this incredible event, simply go to:


I'll send out another email closer to the concert to remind you, but put it on your calendar today, so you won't miss the chance to share in the energy of Assisi.

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See you for the concert on the 26th,


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Breaking Bread Together Globally

This is a way to bring all religious groups in communties all over the world and in the United States to come together and break holy bread together in peace. This project will be done in November of this year in honor of gratitude that this month of Thanksgiving brings.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Song of the Rain Crow: Those wide, soft wings

Song of the Rain Crow: Those wide, soft wings: W alking through steeply angled afternoon light in a rural hillside cemetery in early autumn is almost a pleasant jaunt, even if the...

Friday, September 16, 2011


This beautiful story comes from the oral traditions of the Oneida - the indigineous people who were part of the Iroquois Confederacy. This tradition was shattered in 1776, but brave, peaceful first Americans have revived it and they are sharing their tradition of condolence and forgiveness that was an integral part of the success of the Iroquois Nation that existed in peace and prosperity for over 300 years in America. We have a lot to learn from these people in the 21st Century. http://youtu.be/vbvtsMATorI 

For a fictional account of the story of the Peacemaker and its contribution to America's story read "The Peacemaker" by Brenda Duffey - available at http://kentuckywoman.net/.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where Does The Cycle of Hate Begin?

When you teach a man to hate and fear his brother, when you teach that he is a lesser man because of his color or his beliefs or the policies he pursues, when you teach that those who differ from you threaten your freedom or your job or your family, then you also learn to confront others not as fellow citizens but as enemies - to be met not with cooperation but with conquest, to be subjugated and mastered. - Robert F. Kennedy.

Friday, September 9, 2011


I would like to dedicate this blog to the Fire Department of New York. Most everyone remembers their heroism on 9-11, but I think there's more to this story. This fire department, like all those in the nation, grew from the spirit of community service and volunteering to help neighbors in time of need. The FDNY was there in New York in 1863 to keep the city from being burned down due to the Civil War Draft Riots. The department was there again in 1911 trying heroically to save over 126 young women being burned alive in the sweat shop that was the Triangle Shirt Waist Factory. There are stories like this all over the country where local volunteers come together to support one another in times of tragedy whether man made or an "act of God." On this Patriot Weekend, I salute the FDNY and this song's for you

http://youtu.be/Vg84L84uop8  Peace on Earth

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Helmet

In these hard economic times with all the global wars, this invention would probably make someone rich and help to heal the world in spite of our gloomy gus attitudes.

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Apache Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. 

When we look for the beauty in the same world that we all see each day, we will know peace.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Do Good Deeds and Forgive

Verses from the Qur'an

3:136 For such people their reward is forgiveness from their Rabb, gardents with rivers flow underneath (paradise) and they will abide forever in it. How excellent is the reward for those who do good deeds.

3:134 Those who spend (in the way of Allah) in prosperity and in adversity, who control their anger, who forgive people; Allah loves such righteous people.