Mattie’s Peace Poetry

Posted on: September 22nd, 2014 by jeni No Comments


An Occasional Outreach Activity

Expressing peace – Mattie’s words, your voice.


We share the “Mattie peace poem or quote” we have selected for the year or activity. Participants are invited to shape that poem with their own voice, and words — through print and video translations, through individual or group readings (in English or other languages), through family or group activities using the poem, and more. We provide simple step-by-step instructions for the activity. Then, we post all the submissions we receive — from individuals,  families, schools, and communities —  on our website. We also gather all of your creative expressions together, and create one combined peace poetry display (in video, art, or other forms) that celebrates global peace. 

Activity season varies in season across the years.
Deadlines for “featured submissions” will be clearly posted.
Submissions featured prominently for 6-8 weeks,
then moved to “Year-round Outreach Activities” pages.

Remember —
we always welcome new translations
(print or video)
from any previous poetry
theme or activity year.

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—– > Click here to view our
——– Peace Tips & Poetry Links page…


—– > December Prayer poetry activity (since Winter 2013)

——-—>Click here to read our News Story
——-—>Click here for Summary Page

——-—->Click here to view YOUR
————–videos and print translations
————–of Mattie’s December Prayer poem!


—– > For Our World Campaign (since Summer 2010)

———–Story, free downloads, activity tips,
print translations, video translations, and more…



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January Spotlight

May 5 at Botanero

Cinco de Mayo Partnership Fiesta - FREE ENTRY - All Day Happy Hour & food specials, Music by DJ Genius, ZamDance performances -- join us for a fundraising party that celebrates peace and acceptance! Read more...

June 2 at Dawson's

Mosaics & Music: Make Peace the News -- join us for wine & apps, music & mosaic unveiling, conversation & celebration at a fundraising gathering to promote peace! Early Bird Tickets $25 ($30 at the door). Read more...

June 21 and 22

Celebrating Mattie’s life & legacy – 15-year anniversary Mass on June 22 (11 am) at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Derwood, MD, followed by a reception hosted by Mattie's Guild - ALL ARE WELCOME. Read more...

July 13 in King Farm

2019 Peace Day Celebration – join us for a FREE street fair (1-5 pm), all day food & drink specials (1-8 pm), and a Happy Hour Dance Party (5-8 pm) – arts, crafts, music, performers, cake, moon bounce… Read more...

- Mattie J.T. Stepanek