Worldwide Moment for PEACE: [email protected]:09

Can you imagine people from every country in the world participating in a simultaneous moment of peace? Can you imagine the photographs this moment would produce? Can you imagine the impact? ... We can... Please join us. Worldwide Moment is a non-profit arts organization which encourages people around the world to celebrate peace and international [...]

2009-08-02T19:25:50-05:00August 1st, 2009|Imagine All The People|

Bed-In for World Peace: organised by The World March for Peace & Nonviolence – 16 Aug at Cherry Hill Fountain, Central Park, NYC.

Bed-In for World Peace The World March for Peace and Nonviolence invites you to join us (weather permitting!) on Sunday, August 16 at 1 PM in Central Park's  Cherry Hill Fountain to commemorate and celebrate the spirit of nonviolence, an idea whose time has come. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Yoko Ono and [...]

2009-08-31T18:52:37-05:00July 15th, 2009|Imagine All The People|

YOKO ONO’s ACORN PEACE Spring 2009 – sending to 123 World Leaders

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first mailing event of ACORN PEACE by JOHN & YOKO Spring 1969 "Caught the early plane back to London Fifty acorns tied in a sack The men from the press said ‘we wish you success It’s good to have the both of you back." The Ballad of John and Yoko recorded by The Beatles, 1969. In 1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono planted two acorns for peace at Coventry Cathedral. The acorns were planted in east and westerly positions, symbolizing the meeting of the couple and the union of their two cultures. This was the first of many peace events that the couple would initiate throughout their lives. In 1969 John and Yoko mailed acorns and an accompanying letter to a wide variety of prominent figures across the world, asking that the acorns be planted for peace. A collection of thank you letters from several world leaders was received by the couple and these letters have been kept by Yoko. ACORN PEACE consists of 2 acorns in a transparent case which is inscribed “ACORN PEACE by JOHN & YOKO Spring 2009”. On Saturday 2 May 2009, 40 years after the original mailing of the acorns, Yoko will mail 123 ACORN PEACE boxes to world leaders and heads of state, hoping they will plant them in their garden and grow two oak trees for WORLD PEACE. In 1971, Rolling Stone magazine asked John Lennon whether he and Yoko had received any reaction from the political leaders who received the original acorns. He said: “Different heads of state actually planted their acorns, lots of them wrote to us.. ...I believe Golda Meir said ‘I don’t know who they are but if it’s for peace, we’re for it’ or something like that. There were quite a few people who understood the idea”. Yoko Ono continues to spread the message of peace through various media and events.

“A New Era of Peace”

Barack Hussein Obama II  (born August 4, 1961) has been sworn in  as the 44th US president of the United States of America.  He is the first African American to hold the office.  An estimated two million people converged on Washington DC, enduring sub-zero temperatures to attend his inauguration. Here is his inauguration speech in full. I stand [...]

2009-01-20T14:08:21-05:00January 20th, 2009|Imagine All The People, In The News|

Ideas for Change in America: A Department of Peace and Non-Violence

14,994 VOTES - #2 in TOP TEN! Ideas for Change in America - UPDATE Ideas for Change in America is a nationwide competition to identify the best ideas for change in America. The top 10 ideas will be presented to the Obama administration just before inauguration day and form the basis of a nationwide advocacy [...]

TEN ETERNAL QUESTIONS

TEN ETERNAL QUESTIONS Questions by Zoe Sallis, Answers by Yoko Ono 1. What is your concept of God? YO: God is within us and in all animate and inanimate objects in the Universe. 2. Do you think this life is all there is, or do you believe in an afterlife? YO: I think we have [...]

2008-10-24T18:57:20-05:00August 16th, 2008|Interviews & Articles|

MY LAI PEACE PARK by Janet Kinosian

Dear Yoko & Imagine Peace Community, For much of the past 40 years, the violent events at My Lai have evoked horror, grief, anger and recrimination. On March 16, 2008 -- the 40th anniversary -- I send a different thought and wish. I am a journalist and have located an organization - the Madison Quakers - [...]

2010-04-26T04:35:52-05:00March 16th, 2008|Imagine All The People|

SURRENDER TO PEACE

SURRENDER TO PEACE Yoko Ono New York Times, 25th Dec 1982 John and I were part of the huge crowd of world youth who grew up believing in the American idealism and its claim for human rights. We lived in societies under lingering Victorian influence while sharing the American Dream in our hearts. The dream [...]

2012-04-01T05:03:15-05:00December 25th, 1982|Written work|

HIT PARADER “Our London Interview”

HIT PARADER "Our London Interview" August, 1970 Questions for Hit Parader By Richard Robinson. HP: This whole thing, in terms of music right now, the general progressive people or the general rock thing which is getting down to be whether you're going to go with Led Zeppelin, you're going to go with this incredibly intellectual [...]

2008-11-07T20:51:24-05:00August 1st, 1970|Interviews & Articles|
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