Sat 9/19 @ 7:00 pm EDT
The Sarah Farmer Peace Award Committee invites you to an online Award Ceremony to honor Royaline B. Edwards.
The Award recognizes the contributions of individuals and/or groups in the Greater Seacoast area who take effective local action to promote peace and understanding among members of the human family. The Award is named in honor of Sarah Jane Farmer, a turn-of-the-century peace heroine, who was born in Dover, New Hampshire, in 1847. She founded the Green Acre Conferences in Eliot, Maine, where the first known peace flag in the world was hoisted in 1894, and where that tradition continues today.
We are honored, on this year’s International Day of Peace†, to present the 11th Sarah Farmer Peace Award to teacher, author and playwright Royaline B. Edwards in recognition of her efforts to “foster love and unity among people to bring about the oneness of mankind.”
The Sarah Farmer Peace Award was inspired by Sarah Farmer’s vision of world peace and guided by the principles encapsulated in a message from the Universal House of Justice, The Promise of World Peace, addressed to “the peoples of the world.” It has been presented annually by the Bahá’í Community of the Greater Seacoast Region beginning in 2005. For more information on our organization and past laureates, visit www.SarahFarmerPeaceAward.org.
† The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace. In harmony with this ideal The Sarah Farmer Peace Award is presented on the nearest Saturday to that date.
Sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Portsmouth, NH