Until he extends the circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. --Albert Schweitzer
In June of 2009, the Purrs 4 Peace project began with an idea…a flight of imagination…a dream of a headline:
Peace breaks out...attributed to simultaneous purring of cats worldwide.
Well why couldn’t it happen? We all have observed the instant calming effect inspired by the purring of cats. So began 52 weeks of simultaneous purring by cats and honorary cats worldwide for the sake of Peace.
To usher in the PEACE we purred about causes and barriers to PEACE.For eradication of puppy mills and catteries we purred. To stop War we purred. Ending the barbarity of dog fighting we purred. For the victims of natural and unnatural disaster we purred…….And while I believe we have done much good and sent a mighty force of positive energy into the universe, we have not yet achieved world peace. And since humans obviously cannot achieve PEACE on their own, I hereby announce YEAR TWO of the Purrs 4 Peace project.
Year 2 of the Purrs 4 Peace project will take place on the first Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. Eastern (in the United States) for 12 months.
In considering this second year it occurred to me that the root of much of the lack of PEACE in this world is a failure to recognize and respect each other Therefore, I make my Declaration of Fundamental Human and Animal Rights.
We (Mummy and I) hold these truths to be self-evident, that all humans and ANIMALS are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights….
FIRST among these is the right to LIFE……..
This month we purr RESPECT for the right of all animals and humans to merely LIVE! Let’s purr for life.
The appointed time is Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 3 p.m. Eastern (United States time) which is 8 p.m. in the U.K.
Participants should purr for three minutes.
The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking, nuzzling and generally catering to their cat.
Please post purrs if possible online on twitter (@ConfuciusCat), or on Facebook (as your status or on the wall of Ally Mason). You may also post purrs here or on the wall of the Facebook event page created by the Acolytes of Confucius Cat group. Please include the name of the cat and the country in which you purr.
Spread the meow to all your cat friends. One year of simultaneous purring. Surely if we give it our all we can achieve Peace in the world through the greatness of Cat.
Peace * Paix * Frieden * Vrede * Pace * Fred* Paz * Shalom * Salaam * Om Shanti * Heddwch * Síochán * 和平