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Peace and Justice Concert at Unitarian Universalist Church Sunday, June 20, 2010

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PEACE AND JUSTICE CONCERT HELD SUNDAY JUNE 20TH

It was advertised as “an inspiring evening featuring music, readings and poetry on the topics of peace and justice” – and it was! About 30 people gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building on Sunday, June 20 at 7 p.m. to hear a stellar cast of musicians perform. As noted by M.C. for the evening Dan Rea, without justice, peace and unity are impossible. This was the overarching concept that permeated the performance. However, though the animating purpose for the event was serious, the music itself was joyful and at times playful.

Some guests came from as far away as Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia, to hear the performers, who included Phil Morrison of the Phil Morrison Trio and World Unity Jazz Ensemble of Brunswick; singer and guitarist Ellen Gross and Bill Smith of Savannah; and Joe Goldstein and Rosemarie Stallworth-Clark of Statesboro. A few guests from China, Columbia and Brazil added an international flavor.

Quotations and poetry from Martin Luther King, Edwin Markham, the Old and New Testament, and Baha’u’llah, were interwoven with musical selections that included much-loved sing-a-long standards as well as original compositions of the musicians. Some of the favorites in the playlist included Gospel favorite “Down by the Riverside” and “Imagine” by John Lennon. Slightly lesser known but still well appreciated tunes included “Four” by Miles Davis, “We May Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals and Croft, “Blizzard of Lies” by Dave Frishberg, and “In a Mellow Tone” by Duke Ellington and John Hendrix, “Bridges” by Brazilian composer Milton Nasciamento, and “Everything Must Change” by Bernard Ingram. Original compositions included “Let it Flow” from Rosemarie Stallworth-Clark, “Communication” by Phil Morrison”, and “Tribute to the Evin Seven” by Phil Morrison.

After the performance, guests enjoyed refreshments and mingled with the musicians. More than one person expressed the desire to hold more events like this promoting peace and unity.

Although the concert itself was free, contributions were collected for the Central Asia Institute founded by Greg Morrison, which promotes education for schoolchildren – especially girls – in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a foundation for peace.

The event was cosponsored by the Baha’i group of Statesboro and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro.

PEACE AND JUSTICE CONCERT PROMOTIONAL FLYER
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VIDEO OF ENTIRE PEACE AND JUSTICE CONCERT
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