Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree & Poetry

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by jeni No Comments


A Global Celebration of Peace!




2013 Peace Tree & Ornaments



December Prayer

videos and translations


Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree & Poetry Activity


Neighbors from 30 countries around the world

– representing diverse faiths and ages and abilities –

participated in our annual winter outreach activity.


Some neighbors created peace ornaments

or peace poetry videos and translations,

other neighbors are now  taking the peace tree

on a virtual global peace mission and tour!

(see below for list)


Please enjoy the peace ornaments and tree, and the videos

(English and translations) and printed translations of

Mattie’s “December Prayer” poem.

This is our gift to you.

You are welcome to download the ornament and tree images

and the December Prayer prints and videos.

Please share them in personal ways

with family and friends, co-workers and classmates.

(You may not publish or sell any of the materials)


We welcome additional 

Peace Tree ornaments and displays,


December Prayer videos and translations.

They will all be posted on these pages.





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We asked folks to partipate in the following ways:

1) Send  us photos of your peace ornaments and global tree displays.

2) Send us a video of you reading Mattie’s “December Prayer” poem

in English or translated into another language.

3) “Tweet” and “Share” Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree

and take it on a virtual global peace mission.


So far, Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree and tour

has touched neighbors in 32 countries on 6 continents:

Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,

England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong,

India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya,

Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, the Netherlands, 

Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia,

Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey,

Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen 

and the USA – including –>

Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana,
Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, 
New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina
Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington,
Washington DC, West Virginia, and Wisconsin


Thank you to the global citizens who

helped create and share

Mattie’s 2013 Peace Tree & Poetry materials!




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