History of Interracial & Interreligious Bridge of Peace Events

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Year Pairs/ Groups City Background #
1996 Black / White  Boston, Massachussetts, USA Under the Banner, "Beyond the Dream" the Bridge of Peace Ceremony (BPC) was held between black and white women. 100
1996 Black / White New York, USA Black and white 150
1996 Mixed: White-Black- Asian South London UK Racial Harmony 30
1996 Mixed: White-Black- Asian South London UK Racial Harmony 35
1996
-1999
Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican Los Angeles, California, USA Mixed Race 400
1997 Black / White Los Angeles, California, USA First high school BPC held in partnership with the ABC Unified School in L.A. 186
1997 Black / White Los Angeles, California, USA A senior citizen's BPC in conjunction with "Older Americans Month" was held. 400
1997 Black / White California, USA A Native American BPC was co-sponsored with the Southern California Indian Center at their national conference entitled "Native American Bridge to the Future" with all races Native American Indians. 260
1997 Black / White  Carson, Nevada, USA The City of Carson cosponsored a BPC at the Carson Community Center between all races 350
1997 Black / White San Francisco, California, USA Between all races 200
1997 Mixed: White-Black- Asian South London UK Racial Harmony 30
1998 Black / White  California, USA The 2nd Annual BPC, cosponsored with the ABC Unified School District at the request of the students, with all race teenagers. 200
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican Rancho Cucomonga, California, USA BPC was held at Caffay College.  Students, professors, and adminstrators participated.  All races. 100
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Carson, Nevada, USA 350 teens and 150 parents participated.  Many of the young people crossed the Bridge with their parents; Families of all races. 500
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Long Beach, California, USA BPC was featured at the opening ceremony of the Intercultural Festival in Long Beach.  All races. 25000
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Berkeley,
California, USA
"Women of All Nations- Bridging the Gap" an interracial dialogue and BPC for all races.
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Santa Barbara, California, USA For all races 200
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Hollywood,
California, USA
Conducted with ministers and clergy from a broad range of religions and denominations in L.A. 100
1998 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican  Northern California, USA Intercultural Holiday Celebration sponsored by the ISP of Northern California.
1998 Interreligious Netherlands Between Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslims 14
1999 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican   Rio Hondo College, California, USA Young women from 7 high schools attended.  Representatives from each high school crossed the BP in mentoring pairs with college teachers and students.  A workshop was held later in the day on the topic "Women as Peacemakers." 400
1999 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican   Loyola Marymount, California, USA BPC in honor of this year's Women's Hiostory Month.  Over 100 professors and students crossed the BP representing 17 campus organizations. 100
1999 Mixed: White-Black- Asian, Mexican   Palm Springs, California, USA Mas Caras-Latina Leadership Conference.  Latin Women Leaders from five colleges in California attend the workshop and expressed interest in hosting BPC on their respective campuses. 
2000 Racial Harmony London Sisters for Peace and Friendship 30
2004 Kenya/Kenya Lugari EDUCATION:  KEY PLAYER IN PEACE-BUILDING 25
2004 Kenya/Kenya Nairobi SUSTAINABILITY AND PARTNERSHIP IN PEACE (DIFFERENT  CLASHING TRIBES) 34
2004
France-Africa (French speaking) Paris Intercultural and Interracial to make up for many wrongdoings and heartaches 30
2005 Interracial UN HQ, New York Forum on Global Perspective to End Racial Discrimination on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21st 200
2005 Racial Harmony Bromley, Kent Sisters for Peace and Friendship 25
Interreligious Bridge of Peace Events
1998 Interreligious (Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim)      Wassenaar Cooperation and Friendship Exchange (April) 14
1999 Interreligious sisterhood ceremony between women from 6 religious groups Warsaw, Poland Reconciliation between women representing different religions 12
1999 Women from 6 religious groups Warsaw, Poland Interreligious sisterhood ceremony - Reconciliation between women representing different religions 12
2001 Christian - Muslim South London UK A Festival of Faiths and Cultures (21 organisations): First we did a Bridge of Peace inviting the women from the various faiths and ethnic communities to participate in the sisterhood ceremony. 20
2001 Interreligious/Intercultural Breukelen Culture and Friendship Exchange (Dec) 18
2002 Women of three Cultures (Muslim, Jewish and Christian) Madrid Sistership ceremony between the Arabic women and the western women in the frame of Human Universal Values 65
2002 Muslim - Christian Grand Mosque in Paris Interreligious sisterhood 40
2003 Christian /Muslim  Watford North London, UK A Festival of Faiths and Cultures 40
2003 Middle East & West  London UK A Festival of Faiths and Cultures 40
2003 Christian & Muslims Breukelen Cooperation and Friendship Exchange (June) 40
2004 Women of three Cultures (Muslim, Jewish and Christian) Madrid Bulding Peace: One day of dialog and friendship between women from the three cultures 80
2004 Christian / Muslim  Watford North London UK A Festival of Faiths and Cultures 16
2005 Different Faiths Watford North London UK A Festival of Faiths and Cultures 20
2006 KENYA/CONGO, KENYA/KENYA NAIROBI WOMEN-PILLARS OF THE FAMILY (MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN MATCH) 17
2006 Muslim and Western South London UK Cultural Exchange and Friendship: To bring ladies from the Muslim and Western communities together, to build new friendships and overcome barriers, which still exist between our cultures. 25