John Lennon’s plea for world peace “Imagine” chimes across Liverpool

Posted on May 16, 2009. Filed under: 0. Peace | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Lennon’s song “Imagine” the  unofficial anthem for World Peace, will be heard in Liverpool this Saturday May 16th, 2009, as chimes from the Liverpool Cathedral  are played to that tune.

In this post we want to celebrate this event for Peace, in Liverpool where John Lennon and the Beatles first started on their road to world-wide fame.

In a world full  news of events and forces arrayed against Peace, it is refreshing to hear about some of the events and activities that people organize for Peace. This event is an example of  people for Peace extending the call for World Peace using different creative ways.

“John Lennon’s plea for world peace “Imagine” chimes across Liverpool” Liverpool Daily Post – May 14 2009

BELL-RINGERS were put through their paces last night in a secret rehearsal ahead of the unique performance of John Lennon’s Imagine this weekend.

They will chime out the iconic Lennon song, which includes the lines “imagine there’s no heaven”, at lunchtime on Saturday.

Organisers of the event, which is part of the North-west’s Futuresonic festival, have also been sent a message of support from Yoko Ono.

The 76-year-old said: “The sound of your bells will travel around the world and remind people of John Lennon and his belief there is an urgent need for world peace . . . like the church bell in the town which used to ring as the warning to people about impending disasters like flood and fire.

“Thank you for thinking of a very important way of bringing change to the consciousness of the world.
“I will hear your bells, too, in New York where I will be working that day.”

Artist Cleo Evans, who had the original idea, said: “I wanted to have a debate about world peace. It’s a simple song, but very powerful, and the bell ringers have done a brilliant job.

“It shows the cathedral is really forward thinking, but that doesn’t surprise me for Liverpool.”

Imagine will be played three times on Saturday – at noon, 12.30pm and 1pm.

Liverpool Cathedral is also organising a number of activities around the event.  ……

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John Lennon’s Music for Peace

Posted on December 30, 2008. Filed under: 1. World Peace | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Lennon has made a lasting impact in the world through his strong stand for Peace. This month countless people all over the world remembered the 28th anniversary of his death on December 8th, 1980, when his young life was ended by the violent act of an assasin’s bullet.  

His songs and music such as “Give Peace a Chance” have become anthems for World Peace.

Let’s remember John Lennon by listening to one of the songs that he used to spread his stand for Peace.  This song  is “Give Peace a Chance” where he sang “.. all we are saying, is give peace a chance”.  

These are powerful words that echo and their message reverberates more than 30 years since they were sung.

As we approach the 2009 New Year and make our resolutions for the coming year, let’s think of these powerful words and add it to our resolutions to take a stand to “Give Peace a Chance”

 
Happy New Year to you all! May Peace Blossom in the 2009 New Year!

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