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International Day Of Peace - New York, NY September 21, 2016

Patrick's Blog

Auschwitz Peace Project 12/16

Updates - United Nations

 

 

Florence, Italy - Awakened World 2012

 

Amman, Jordan- Transforming Conflict

 

Nepal Trip- Humanitarian Mission

 

Speech from The World Forum of Spiritual Culture, Kazakhstan

 

Welcome To The Patrick McCollum Foundation For Peace

Our Mission

Creating peace on a universal scale through promoting a meta-narrative, which establishes that everyone and everything is sacred and essential, all sentient and non-sentient beings are family, and all needs, dreams, and desires CAN be met by empowering individuals and organizations to live this narrative.

Peace IS Possible

Our actions as individuals are motivated by our understanding of ourselves and the world in which we co-habitate. As we open our eyes to understanding the context of our lives, we step in to the extraordinary experience of ourselves as inherently precious and essentially valuable to the whole. May Peace Prevail on Earth.

News

December 14, 2016

Newest update on Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipe Line:

As most know, the pipeline issue at Standing Rock has moved into the courts, with drilling being suspended for the time being. As both the Governor of North Dakota and the Tribal Chairman at Standing Rock wait for the next round, they met in the hopes of repairing at least in a small way, the damage between the two governments. See full article here...

The Challenge of Standing Rock-  12/2/16

A long but important post!

For many, there is confusion around exactly what is happening at Standing Rock and the Dakota Pipeline Protest.

When one steps back, the issues become fairly plain and simple even thought there are many players and many stories. Read more...

PATRICK MCCOLLUM AND HIS IMPROBABLE PEACE VIOLIN

An Instrument of Thy Peace

by Ruth Broyde Sharone

“I’m just an ordinary person,” says Patrick McCollum in all earnestness. But the 66-year-old former jewelry designer, leader in the Pagan community, interfaith minister, and now world peace-maker, has been at the epicenter of extraordinary events that continue to unfold as he is called to serve in the far-flung corners of the globe.

Over the years, Rev. McCollum has been involved in rescuing hostages both in India and in the Middle East. He has interacted with Al-Queda and Boca Haram, the violent military group in Nigeria that horrified the world when in April 2014 they captured 276 young school girls to be used as sex slaves for their army. Read more...

Human Rights Violation: Plea for Justice for Ven. Dhammajayo, Denied Reasonable Accommodation as a Defendant

June 2016

Blessings Everyone,

I shared a few days ago that I have been working on a major religious discrimination / human rights case in Thailand, and now I need your help. The Buddhist temple and the Abbott involved have given me permission to take the case public. I personally know a number of the individuals involved.

The underlaying issue of the case is that there was a military takeover of the government recently and now the ruling military leaders are systematically taking out all sects of Buddhism that are not theirs and removing all religious leaders who have the power to speak out in a larger way.

We've all seen religious violence and ethnic cleansing before and this is what's going on. The Abbot of one of the largest temples in Thailand has had an arrest warrant issued for him. He is both elderly and extremely ill. The charges are trumped up, and previous religious and political leaders showing up to answer similar charges have disappeared!

The temple has literally millions of followers with a large walled temple grounds and they have resisted, asking for UN or US intervention. During the time I have been helping with the defense strategy, the army moved tanks and soldiers in, but decided to withdraw when supporters at the temple decided to take a stand.

Right now things are in a standoff!

I have obtained international legal defense for the Abbott and they are in-route to defend him legally, but this issues needs to be brought out into the open. There is potential for significant violence and major religious & human rights violations.

Please sign and forward this petition to see if we can't change the outcome

May Peace Prevail On Earth,

Patrick McCollum

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The passing of Shri Mohanlal Jain

On the 24th of the last month, Shri Mohanlal Jain, Founder of ANUVIBHA and many other institutions passed. The revered 95 year old Jain Saint served over seven decades in the service of humanity.

Shri Mohanlal Jain was a peace visionary and played a part in the independence of India. He will be greatly missed.

Rev. Patrick McCollum meets with prominent Middle Eastern leaders and participates in Arab   – Israeli dialogues toward peace in Palestine and the Middle East.

Rev. McCollum & His Excellency, Taher Al Masri 

July 27, 2011 Amman, Jordan:

Rev. Patrick McCollum had the rare opportunity to meet with His Excellency, Taher Al Masri, President of the Jordanian Senate and former Jordanian Prime Minister at his home in Amman, Jordan.  The meeting took place at the end of week long dialogues with youth and adults from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and other countries, for which Patrick served as one of the speakers and dialogue facilitators. Read more...

Dhammakaya Temple 
Rev. Patrick McCollum traveled to Thailand this February where he has been honored by Buddhists with the title: World Inner Peace Ambassador.  Patrick was an honored guest at a gathering of over 150,000 Buddhist monks from around the world at the Dhammakaya temple in the Pathumtani Province.  His trip will included spiritual meditation, sharing of Pagan ritual and practices, and meetings with Buddhist Lamas to work together on world peace. Read More

Scarlet Rivera Playing The World Peace Violin

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The Foundation is involved in developing an International World Peace Center and training facility at Auschwitz in Poland. 12/6/16 Read More....

Patrick with the Peace Pole at Standing Rock

Patrick & Ram Dass Present At A Conference 

In March Patrick presented at The Life, Death, Near Death and Beyond conference in Maui.

Kumbh Mela - 2013

Photo taken from the press boat on the Ganges as we began the Aarti with the Saints.

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Patrick wrote an article that was a cover feature for the "Keeping the Faith" issue of American Jails Magazine. The article, titled Religious Issues in Jails.

Here is the article:

When Chaplain Evelyn Vigil entered the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, California, on Thursday, she escorted a Vietnamese Buddhist nun to see a woman who spoke very little English and who had asked to see someone of her faith. Following that, Chaplain Vigil also met and prayed with several men of various Christian denominations. When prayers were finished, she then escorted an Asatru Priestess to see

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Update: This issue just received the Apex Award for Journalism, the top award for a print magazine in 2013!

Patrick receiving The Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism awarded at the capitol in Washington, DC by the Hindu American Foundation.

Official Statement from Patrick on Ninth Circuit Ruling

“The employment discrimination ruling is especially disturbing and is one that all religious people should be worried about, not only Pagans. It creates precedent that gives the state the power to discriminate on the basis of religion for chaplain jobs, for example chaplains in prisons, hospitals, the veterans’ administration, and the military. The court ruled that the state could choose to prefer some religions over others, even when (as the defendants in my case admitted and the court noted) those religions are chosen for no reason at all – are not based on any criteria. Read more here...

Five State Sanctioned Faiths Policy

In 2009, Reverend McCollum made history, by receiving support from a vast interfaith contingency who signed on to an Amicus Brief for the United States Court of Appeals, supporting his challenge to the state of California'a infamous Five State Sanctioned Faiths Policy. Read more