Webcast: 2018 Blessing of the Peacemakers

Submitted by SUIVES on January 22, 2018 - 1:12pm

Replay NOWCastSA's video from the peaceCENTER's Blessing of the Peacemakers, on Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Whitley Center on the campus of Oblate School of Theology.

During the Blessing of the Peacemakers the peaceCENTER appoints the San Antonio Peace Laureate: a local voice of wisdom and experience to speak for peace and justice in San Antonio.The 2018 San Antonio Peace Laureates are: Tommy "T.C." Calvert, Sr. and Mario Marcel Salas, for 50 years of friendship and advocacy, sharing their wisdom, power and love to advance peace & justice in San Antonio, and beyond.

Thanks to support from the peaceCENTER and from viewers like you, anyone can replay the 2018 Blessing of the Peacemakers for free on this page.

Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated The Blessing of the Peacemakers, a joyous hour-long interfaith ceremony featuring music, prayer, new inclusive and innovative rituals and inspirational speakers. It is the first event marking the beginning of the Season for Nonviolence and honors all of the peacemakers in the city.

Click here to see a collection of San Antonio Peace Laureate videos dating to 2010.

The Season for Nonviolence, January 30 – April 4, is a 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign that demonstrates that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired in 1998 by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of the assassinations of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. It has been endorsed by such notables as the Dalai Lama and the late Coretta Scott King.