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Second Life Peacefest

Updated on November 25, 2014

SL Peacefest -- The PeaceTrain Whistle Blows

The first SL PeaceFest benefit event for worldwide peace, took place on August 15th-17th of 2008 in the online world known as Second Life

Covering 10 sims, the first festival featured live music, theatre and dance performances, art exhibitions, panel discussions and a rally at the Peace Park in SL Central Park.  Master schedules for these exciting events will be posted on main website at PeaceFest Blog

Our method of collecting donations is through

Second Life, using a dedicated PeaceFest avatar named PeaceFest Pevensey. Individuals may donate to PeaceFest at any time by searching People (in Second Life) and finding PeaceFest Pevensey's profile, and clicking Pay and choosing a donation amount.

We also accept donations via Pay Pal, which are tax deductible in the United States.

The fest was a huge success, and has been held every year since.

IMAGINE PEACE FEST 2011! - Heads, Hearts, Hands!

Dream. Care. Do.

Now that the Peace Train Charitable Trust is organized as a 501c3 Non Profit, we can accept Paypal and credit card donations which are tax deductible!

About SL PeaceFest

From Second Life to Real Life and Back again

PeaceFest '08 is a global, interfaith, cross-cultural effort to create lasting peace through mobilizing support and learning with RL Peace organizations. We envision a Woodstock-style gathering and celebration, with All proceeds from PeaceFest '08 going to benefit several charities including Amnesty International, UNICEF, the World Peace Organization, ONE.org, the World Council On Religions and Peace and Kids for Peace.

This event represents a true cross-over from RL to SL and back again as we bring RL speakers in-world to discuss peace related initiatives in our global, open and free SL forum. Musicians and speakers will be streamed into SL while panel discussions and performances are streamed back out.

On August 15, 16, and 17 of 2008, a benefit event for world-wide peace will take place in SL. In addition to panel discussions about peace, this PeaceFest will include the best in live SL music, synchronous RL performances, some of the most outstanding in SL art, and other live events (such as magic shows and dancing), all to benefit real-life, peace-related organizations of the artists' choice.

We appreciate any amount you wish to contribute!

All contributions will be collected through

Second Life, using a dedicated PeaceFest avatar named PeaceFest Pevensey. Individuals may donate to PeaceFest at any time by searching People (in Second Life) and finding PeaceFest Pevensey's profile, and clicking Pay and choosing a donation amount.

If this sounds like an interesting project to you, please consider donating some of your time or talent to the effort. We need:

-ARTISTS: If you are an artist and are willing to donate your work toward a real-life peace-related effort, please contact Tonks Akina.

-SL PEACE GROUPS: If you are a peace group in SL, please consider being a part of this project. You will be able to share your own efforts toward making our world a more peaceful place. Please contact Cotton Thorne for more information.

-Help with PUBLICITY, including business issues such as copyright laws. We have a class of MBA students taking this on at the moment, but would welcome additional help.

-Help RESEARCH real-life peace causes to assist artists in choosing worthy projects to support. This group needs to create criteria by which we can consider a real-life project worthy, including how much of the funding goes directly to benefit those who need it, rather than organizational costs. This group may also track the results of our efforts in the real-life organizations.

-Help wth designing the PANEL DISCUSSIONS, including an inter-faith exploration of religions' role in war and peace. We hope to bring some new folks to sl for these discussions.

-SL RELGIOUS GROUPS please consider helping in this effort by recommending theologians and leaders for the panel discussions. We also need folks willing to coordinate vigils, meditations and minutes of global silence (no proselytizing is permitted).

How you can help!

Join our group in Second Life, Peacetrain!

Visit our blog and leave a comment

Comment and rank this page!

Contact us in-world: Tonks Akina, Cotton Thorne, Siri Vita, Ariel Mornington, KK Dallagio

It's not just a journey! Destination Peace!

It's not just a journey! Destination Peace!
It's not just a journey! Destination Peace!

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Peacetrain Charitable Trust Supports:

Each year we choose different charities and divide up the money collected between the charities for that year. Here are some of the groups we have helped in the past, and are helping this year.

We appreciate your comments! - Thanks for visiting! See you at the next SL PeaceFest!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 9 years ago from Northern California

      Welcome to the Imagine Peace Group. Thank you for helping get the word out about this virtual concert.