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Semilla Center for Healing: Peace Lantern Procession on Sept. 21

By Patrick Cabello Hansel

Saturday, Sept. 21 is International Peace Day. It was established in 1981 by a unanimous vote at the United Nations, with a hope that all nations would recommit to building a Culture of Peace.

Without a doubt, our neighborhood and our world are in desperate need of recommitting to building peace. 

The Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts are hosting a Peace Lantern Procession on Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul”™s Lutheran Church. We will walk with lanterns to various spots in the community that are crying out for peace. The event will also feature music, interactive activities, food and the projection of Semilla”™s Youth Photography Show.

A special lantern making workshop will be held at St. Paul”™s on Sunday, Sept.8 at 1:30 p.m. St. Paul”™s is located at 2742 15th Ave. S. For more information, call 612-724-3862 or e-mail:


Want to see your work in print? Consider submitting to our neighborhood”™s literary magazine The Phoenix of Phillips. Writers of any age are welcome to submit for this fall”™s issue, whose theme is “Hope.” There will be a special poetry contest for youth, announced in October. Writers can send their poems, short stories and essays to 

The Phoenix of Phillips is a project of the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts at St. Paul”™s Lutheran Church. Check out our website at, like us on Face Book: Semilla Center, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @semillacenter.

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