A group notice from SL resident and good friend Siri Vita greeted my arrival in world on Sunday afternoon. Ms Vita is one of several members of the team that is planning for "PeaceFest '09". This year's festival is scheduled for early August. PeaceFest '09 is "a global, interfaith, cross-cultural effort to create lasting peace through mobilizing support and learning for RL Peace organizations". Organizers are currently setting up works of art that will be auctioned during the festival. She is asking patrons and artists in Second Life for donations to the cause.
Proceeds from this year's festival will go to benefit the following RL organizations:
The Edith Benson Babies Home in South Africa
Amnesty International's work to end child soldiering
Peace Direct - the Escuela for peacebuilders, in Colombia, South Africa
She asks that any donated pieces be sent to her (Siri Vita). They will be part of the auction taking place at Cedar Island during the festival.
More information can be obtained on the PeaceFest '09 web site, including plans, schedule of events, how to donate and stories to share.