The 24th October is the 69th Birthday of the United Nations - I'm posting this a couple of days early to give you a chance to take part in this event.
A friend of mine from Donegal, Breezy Kelly, is a storyteller who bakes bread while she tells stories. She came up with the idea of baking bread in peace and for peace. When hands are kneading flour they can't be holding weapons.
Her idea has been travelling around the globe.
24th October 2014 is International Bake Bread for Peace Day.
To quote Breezy
We are all at a loss for words to describe our sadness about the dis ease in the world at present and things seem to be going from bad to worse. We hear talks of cease fires, talks, talks and more talks but the madness goes on. The world wide chaos is so terrible that we try not to look at it , bury our heads in the sand and hope that it will go away, we feel helpless that there seems to be nothing we can do and yet we want to do something. Breaking Bread together is a Universal sign of Peace, this is something we can do together, no blaming, no making anyone right or wrong, just baking and sharing Bread to reach out in Peace and for Peace. Together, just maybe we can make a difference. Join us on October 24th for "International Bake Bread for Peace Day", get your thinking hats on, create an event in your area, in your kitchen, in your local school, it's up to you. Share your ideas with us, send photos, advertise your events, spread the word far and wide that we want Peace! Gentle thoughts to you all.
Join or simply visit, the Facebook page to get more info and to post into it if you feel like joining in.
And for good measure, here's Breezy's recipe for Wheaten Bread.
And lastly, here's a video of another good friend who wrote a fantastic song called Fresh Bread - he talks about seeing women in the Shankhill area of Belfast throwing loaves of bread across the barricades to the women in the Falls during one particularly bad episode of our recent history here.
In this video he's singing for Spoken Dance - a group of wheelchair bound and abled bodied dancers from Limerick.
Wishing Peace to all my friends around the world.
I am also submitting this blog as Day 11 of a 30 day blog challenge that I'm taking part in.