|THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST
"Spirit over Mind to Produce Sound and Sight"
Following is a summary on an event entitled "The Planetary Peace Broadcast". Our plan is to produce a 24 hour global event focusing on 3 aspects of peace. Please take a few minutes to read the summary below. Our hope is to inspire you to take some action that will move this goal one step closer to actuality. Thank you.|
We are contacting you to announce THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST, a 24-hour global media event designed to promote the well-being of all people of this planet, and to give worldwide recognition to those who make peace in the world a national as well as a personal priority. However, the main focus is to achieve 2 other goals. One is to have the attention of as much of the world’s population as possible on the 3 aspects of peace for 24 hours, and the second is to have that same population focus on the spiritual aspect of peace for one final hour together. It is our belief that the achievement of this goal will actually change the course of history in a real and physical way. Thought creates reality and combined thought can and does change combined reality. That is the real goal of this event.
And so we invite you to participate and be represented in what may be the most important media event of this year. Our purpose here is to introduce you to THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST scheduled for December 21, 2014, and to present, at the end of this introduction, the possible ways in which you may assist in this important endeavor.
THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST will focus on three themes of vital importance to all people: peace among nations, peace with the environment of our planet, and peace within each individual. We believe there has never been a time when a broadcast promoting understanding and highlighting peace on earth has been needed more.
THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST will be broadcast via satellite on television and radio throughout the world. An audio and video version will also appear on the Internet. A potential audience of over three billion people may be reached using this three-fold system.
THE FIRST HOUR
The first hour of THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST is devoted to the children of the world. Profiles on the undaunted spirit, courage and faith of children throughout the world will be presented. The common denominator of the parent-child relationship and its importance in every culture and race will be featured.
During each of the following 21 hours, 21 different areas of the world will be featured. Each hourly segment will contain profiles of the people who inhabit the region, their culture and spiritual beliefs, along with highlights on major ecological circumstances in the area. With the use of dramatic visuals, the focal point will be the beauty of each region. The three themes of peace, described below, will be intercut within each of the region profiles. Music and the arts from the respective area will also be integrated throughout each hour.
THE PEACE THEMES
PEACE AMONG NATIONS
The component segments on peace among nations will feature the history of peace-makers in the region, interviews with current representatives of peace organizations from that area, as well as international organizations working in the region, who will describe their special areas of interest, goals, methods, and progress.
PEACE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
Intercut throughout the broadcast will be information about the environment and our relationship to all forms of planetary life. The startling ecological changes which are occurring throughout the world will be dramatically presented to supplement the individual area presentations.
For the third theme, "peace within the individual", excerpts from the world's teachings and philosophies regarding inner peace will be conveyed through visual art, music and verse from each region. The focus will be on the universality of the human spiritual experience for all races and cultures and the common philosophic threads that weave through all religions: the father/motherhood of God, and the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people.
THE FINAL TWO HOURS
The final hours of THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST will be devoted to honoring the Creator. To that end, this finale will prominently feature the third theme of peace, peace within the individual.
As a climax to the 24 hour broadcast, we plan a ten-minute segment at the end of the program wherein all the viewers and listeners will be invited to unite in common prayer. We will suggest that the purpose of the prayer be to ask for peace among nations, harmony with our planet, and the spiritual growth of mankind. We will suggest that each person reflect on specific ways they may be inspired to take some action to assist those on the planet who are without the basic needs of life, or help those who suffer from circumstances that can be eliminated or at least minimized through the assistance of others more fortunate.
We believe the prayer will be accepted and acted upon by the vast majority of the audience. This event will create the largest simultaneous gathering of people in our planet's history, and could serve as a means to spark an increase in global cooperation. We believe this cooperation is not only possible, but is the real focus of THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST.
We believe the massive group thought synergy will have an effect on the entire planet and its inhabitants. With enough organized human energy, we can change the course of human history in a way no government or group alone could do. A sufficient number of people participating in an event that would fill the planetary atmosphere with thoughts of truth, beauty, and goodness, even for 24 hours, may help show what is possible with global cooperation by ordinary citizens. The receptivity of the planet's population to the three themes of peace could change all of our lives gradually, eventually resulting in a global change. That is our stated goal and that is what we believe THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST may catalyze.
Talent for the broadcast will be comprised of those in the entertainment world who have earned international recognition for excellence in their field, as well as relatively unknown performers who have allied themselves with similar planetary concerns. They will include performers from many nations, from past decades as well as currently popular artists. Both existing videos and live appearances are planned as part of the production.
During the initial organization stages, this project has been supported solely by a small group of individuals. We now offer you the opportunity to join in furthering the manifestation of this timely event. To accomplish this goal, we estimate we will need about 100 people to form the nucleus of organization for the event. We expect many of them to be ordinary people with extraordinary devotion to the stated purposes. Key individuals are already actively working on one or more phases of the event. Working with them, we see a group of individuals who are already a part of the communications networks of our planet. Whether they are administrators, artists, or part of the vast workforce that operates the media companies of today, they will respond to this call because they have at some time found a dedication to working with the spiritual part of their nature, and recognize that one of the functions of media is to inspire action on the part of viewers and listeners, not just to entertain them. In fact, this is the highest use of our media - to act as a global communications network for a live event - one that links each viewer/participant in an invisible but real way.
This idealism has a deep practicality at its heart. We are aware of the relatively short amount of time remaining until the proposed broadcast date. We know the many obstacles that will have to be overcome. We trust in the cooperation of people around the planet to provide the means to solve the problems and find the most perfect way to advance the event. And our trust from the first step on through the culmination on the day of the broadcast is in the Creator. We know that with His support, not only is this possible, but that nothing can prevent it from becoming a reality. To Him we dedicate this work, for in reality, we hope to rekindle the understanding in our planet's population that we are all sons and daughters of this Creator. If this one concept is understood and applied, it will lead eventually to the manifestation of the brotherhood/sisterhood of all men and women; not instantly but gradually. And that is the foundation for the eventual and practical manifestation of real peace on this earth.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST
Our desire is to link up a worldwide audience who will focus their attention on the three themes of peace described. The question is whether it can be accomplished in a manner that is feasible and practical considering the time remaining and resources needed. Our answer is a definite yes.
To make sure the event is achieved, we have designed it to be only as difficult as broadcasting 24 hours of existing programming, as many major networks do every day. For our purposes, the event can be produced professionally at an achievable cost using existing footage from United Nations sources, inspirational music videos, environmental footage, spiritual information videos, and world travelogues, all woven together with a host/hostess team and a live feed from each of the 22 broadcast sites. The individual broadcast sites can be as simple as an indoor stage, or a large outdoor concert arena. Depending on the degree of cooperation and funding available, we can have multiple sites with live performances. If not, the pre-produced portion of programming will act as the minimum "safety net". If we get substantial funding, we can always expand the event. Our purpose here is to demonstrate the means with which we believe a basic version can be achieved.
Broadcasting the event internationally can be extremely complex with a multitude of live feeds, or can be relatively simple if a majority of the footage is pre-produced. The actual broadcast vehicles for the day of the event can be existing networks such as CNN, Public Television stations, the Discovery Network, the Family Channel, the Learning Channel – in fact, it is our belief that EVERY broadcast channel on the planet should air this program, fully understanding the extremely idealistic nature of this proposal. But it should be and is the vision of THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST organizers to implement this goal. Uniquely, it is possible to reach a large percentage of the world’s reachable broadcast population through ONE resource.
(See http://www.ses.com/ses/siteSections/services/global/index.php). If necessary, there are independent broadcasters in many nations who can be contacted for a region by region approach if we are unable to obtain the cooperation of international distributors. And of course, there is the Internet with all of its possibilities which enables many regions who do not even have broadcast television reception to participate, even if it is on a one computer for one village or town basis.
If approached in a professional manner, we are confident that broadcasting time will be available if the event has mass support. If an event is the most newsworthy of the day, it will be publicized by the media for newsworthiness. Our aim is to achieve this as a minimum. Our hope is to appeal to the higher nature of even broadcast executives by demonstrating the possibilities of being involved with the first live global broadcast for a universally beneficial agenda.
If truly understood, this event will be seen as a real and practical means of the people of this planet showing their unity of purpose. The cooperation of government leaders is not a requirement, even though that opportunity will be presented. Idealism can have a seed of a beginning and this event is such a beginning. The method of uniting the consciousness of 7 billion people at one time for one purpose is a model that can be used over and over in a multitude of ways and for a multitude of purposes. It only needs to be shown once that it can be done, and what the actual short run and long run results can be. This THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST can do. Future “unity gatherings” do not even need to be broadcast, merely a theme and a time broadcast to the world’s population.
DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY EITHER THE MAGNITUDE OF THE POSSIBILITIES OR THE CHALLENGE OF IMPLEMENTING THIS ONE EVENT. A VERY SMALL CATALYST CAN ACCOMPLISH A GREAT DEAL IN THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT. AND WE CAN ONLY KNOW THE SUCCESS OF THIS TYPE OF VENTURE IF WE HAVE THE FAITH TO TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME AND TRY. ONE PERSON SHARES THIS WITH ANOTHER AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER. IT CAN BE KNOWN BY 100 MILLION PEOPLE WITHIN ONE WEEK USING SOCIAL MEDIA IF ONE’S FAITH IS PUT INTO ACTION. THIS LETTER IS TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THAT ACTION, EVEN IF IT IS TO SHARE THESE THOUGHTS WITH ONE OTHER PERSON.
TO ACHIEVE THIS SUPPORT STEP BY STEP, IN ADDITION TO THIS INTRODUCTORY LETTER, WE HAVE BEGUN PRODUCTION ON A 60 MINUTE VIDEO OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO BROADCASTERS AS WELL AS TO COMPANIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHOSE SUPPORT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.
IN ITS MOST BASIC FORM, THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST PROJECT IS REALLY A 24 HOUR TELEVISION PROGRAM, BUT WITH PURPOSES OTHER THAN JUST ENTERTAINMENT OR EVEN EDUCATION. BECAUSE THE MAJORITY OF THE FOOTAGE TO BE USED IN THE BROADCAST ALREADY EXITS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO PRODUCE AND BROADCAST THE EVENT LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AFTER ORGANIZING IT. WITH MINIMAL RESEARCH AND COOPERATION, THE FIRST PORTIONS OF THE FOOTAGE HAVE BEEN LOCATED AND HAVE BE EDITED INTO A 1 HOUR "INTRODUCTION TO" THE EVENT FOR PRE-BROADCAST PUBLICITY AND SUPPORT CATALYZING. THE INTRODUCTION IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW AT WWW.PLANPEACE.ORG.
WE KNOW THE LARGER GOALS STATED FOR A BASIC VERSION ARE ALSO ACHIEVABLE IN A FEW MONTHS USING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY, WITH MINIMAL FUNDING WHICH WE ALREADY HAVE INTERESTED PARTIES CAPABLE OF PROVIDING. ANYTHING MORE THAN THAT WOULD JUST ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM TO A GREATER DEGREE. HOPEFULLY THE INTENDED MOMENTARY UNIFICATION OF HUMANITY WOULD STILL BE THE NUCLEUS, AND THE "ENTERTAINMENT VALUE" WOULD BE SECONDARY. IF THE TOOLS FOR A 5 STAR EVENT ARE PROVIDED, WONDERFUL. IF NOT, THE BASIC FORMAT WILL FULFILL THE MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS TO CATALYZE THE REAL EVENT.
THE BASIC BUDGET FOR THE PLANETARY PEACE CONCERT AND PRAYER EVENT IS $14.2 MILLION, WITH A MAJORITY OF THE BUDGET GOING FOR SATELLITE TIME, AND REMAINING FUNDS FOR PREPRODUCTION, EDITING, AND FOR PRODUCTION AND BROADCAST LOCATIONS, INCLUDING PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES FOR THE EVENT. OF COURSE, DONATED SERVICES WOULD REDUCE THIS AMOUNT DRAMATICALLY, SUCH AS THE SATELLITE TIME FOR ONE DAY AS AN EXAMPLE.
HOWEVER, A “MINIMAL: VERSION OF THE EVENT FOOTAGE BROADCAST ONLY VIA THE INTERNET COULD BE ACHIEVED FOR ABOUT $10 MILLION. THIS IS POSSIBLE PARTLY BECAUSE OF THE PRE-EXISTING FOOTAGE THAT CAN BE OBTAINED AT NO COST OR A RELATIVELY SMALL COST. WE ENVISION ALL OF THE ARTISTS APPEARING ON THE BROADCAST WOULD APPEAR WITHOUT NORMAL FEES DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE EVENT. THIS MINIMALIST BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY COSTS INCURRED FOR BROADCAST. THOSE COSTS WOULD BE ADDITIONAL, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE SEVERAL PLANS THAT WOULD ALLOW BROADCAST OVER EXISTING CHANNELS WITHOUT COST AS A PARTICIPATING GESTURE FROM BROADCAST ENTITIES. WE DON'T COUNT ON FAR-FETCHED POSSIBILITIES BUT ARE ABLE TO MAKE A BALANCED PRESENTATION TO POTENTIAL BROADCASTERS THAT WOULD DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PUBLIC RELATIONS VALUE OF ONE 24 HOUR BROADCAST DAY OUT OF THE 365 THEY BROADCAST ALL YEAR WOULD SURPASS ECONOMIC BENEFIT ALONE. ACTUAL BROADCAST EXPENSES COULD ALSO BE "DONATED" BY OTHER BENEFACTORS AS WELL.
IN GOD WE TRUST
PERHAPS THIS WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO STATE THE MOTTO OF THIS EVENT. "IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE". MANY HAVE SUGGESTED WE DOWNPLAY THE “SPIRITUAL” ASPECT OF THIS PROJECT. OUR VIEW IS THAT IT IS THE REAL NUCLEUS OF THE EVENT AND IT IS OUR DESIRE TO GIVE IT THE PREDOMINANCE IT DESERVES, YET WITHOUT “PREACHING” TO THE POPULACE OF OUR PLANET. 99% IS NOT JUST A THEME FOR CURRENT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS. IT IS ALSO THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A BELIEF IN A CREATOR IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WITH ONE NAME OR ANOTHER. OUR AIM IS TO EMPHASIZE TO EACH VIEWER AND PARTICIPANT, THAT WHICH ALREADY EXISTS INSIDE THEM - A LOVE OF GOD AND A DESIRE TO LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ALL PERSONS AND WITH THE PLANET.
The organizers are well aware of the huge logistic requirements needed to make even a minimal version of THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST a reality. 35+ years of experience in production allow us to know the pitfalls ahead as well as to find ways of accomplishing things with minimal budgets and maximum faith. But we believe this event is God-inspired and God-directed, for the purpose of benefiting His children on this planet at this time in our history which is like no other. In fact, we believe this is an “emergency” measure designed to provide the Human family with one last chance to change course before planetary events reach a critical point of almost assured calamity and worldwide disaster because events which no human technology can change have passed their breaking point. These include both environmental changes as well as human initiated actions which would affect billions of our world’s inhabitants.
Accordingly, we take each small step trusting in His guidance to meet the next person who can provide another part of the complex puzzle. Whether you have a little or a lot, whether you are world famous or the humblest of persons, your part can be a vital link in this unfolding event.
MUSICAL THEME FOR THE EVENT
Finally, we have a special song entitled "Children of Peace" which is the musical theme for the event, and which we envision to have recorded by an internationally known artist. A unique video has also been scripted for the song (demonstration audio version available). Our goal is to utilize this song and video as a means of publicizing the event and catalyzing artist support through a commercial release of the song as part of a "Planetary Peace Album".
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
1) Copy this information and pass it on to others who are sympathetic to the goals stated. Send it through your personal or organization's e-mail or regular mailing list.
2) If you know someone in the arts, communications or entertainment industries, or funding possibilities, please contact us.
3) Submit ideas for concert music performances or videos.
4) Inform us of organizations and individuals seriously working toward peace in any of the three themes listed.
5) Use your thought support and pray for THE PLANETARY PEACE BROADCAST.
A FEW THOUGHTS ON "PROVIDENCE" - THE FUEL FOR OUR FAITH IN THIS PROJECT
"God loves each creature as a child, and that love overshadows each creature throughout all time and eternity. Providence functions with regard to the total and deals with the function of any creature as such function is related to the total. Providential intervention with regard to any being is indicative of the importance of the function of that being as concerns the evolutionary growth of some total; such total may be the total race, the total nation, the total planet, or even a higher total. It is the importance of the function of the creature that occasions providential intervention, not the importance of the creature as a person." From "The Urantia Book"
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