Monthly Archives: August2016

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is now available on our website. Click HERE to read the Talk by Ken Starbuck on August 28, 2016.

Labyrinth Walking Meditation
Every first Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Labyrinth Walk – The next monthly community walking meditation will be held on Sunday, September 4th from 7:30am to 8am at the Labyrinth Peace Park, north of Gaia House, 913 S. Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL. Many labyrinth users describe feelings of peace, oneness with others, and relaxation after their walk. If you have not yet walked a labyrinth, guides will be available to assist you and answer your questions. The community labyrinth walk will be followed by coffee at neighboring Harbaugh’s Cafe.

The public is invited to the monthly Labyrinth Walks to be held the first Sunday of each month from 7:30am to 8am at the Labyrinth Peace Park. The Buckminster Fuller Dome-covered labyrinth and park is always open for meditation and recreation.

See the new website at or contact Bob Swenson at 618.967.3016.



The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois/FOR Monthly Vigil for Peace and Justice is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, Noon to 1 P.M. at the corner of Illinois Ave. and Main Street in Carbondale. The Vigil will have the theme, “When You Vote, Think Peace and Justice.” To make a better future possible, we call on our policy-makers to transfer our tax dollars from reckless military over-spending abroad and at home, thus making more “enemies,” to supporting those under-funded priorities that benefit us all. The vigil is open to all, relevant signs will be provided but all are encouraged to bring their own. The Vigil will be followed by the Monthly Meeting at Cristaudo’s Café and Bakery.

CONTACT: Georgeann Hartzog, 618-521-4239

Sunday, August 28th 1 to 7pm: Frack Free Fest, an event sponsored by the anti-fracking/anti-fossil fuels organization S.A.F.E. (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment) at Alto Vineyards, in Alto Pass, featuring The People vs. Hugh DeNeal, Fiddlerick Johnson & The Bourbon Boys and a number of other great bands, great food and drink, live and silent auctions, and informative speakers. Come experience one of Southern Illinois’ finest wineries and get plugged into the struggle to save our environment! The event is free; $10 donation suggested.

“Environmental Sustainability” is this months topic. Panel members will describe their current local and international work, future goals, and welcome forum member participation in discussions.  Panel members include J Elizabeth Donoghue, an educator, activist, creator/host of WDBX radio show, “Greenhouse Rebellion,” which has been discussing environmental issues for over 10 years;  Georgia De La Garza, a humanitarian, artist, Founder of Shawnee Hills and Hollers, and Organizer for Justice for Rocky Branch; and Rich Whitney, steering committee member of S.A.F.E. (Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment), State of Illinois Appellate Defender, civil rights attorney, and environmental and peace activist.
The New Humanist Forum is a member-led group devoted to exploring together all the many facets of “what it means to be fully human.” To attend or participate one does not need to be a Fellowship member. The community is invited to this free event.
Sunday, August 21st at 12:15 pm at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N. Parrish Lane, Carbondale, IL.