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Earthdance Unites the World in 14th Annual Global Festival for Peace

Events in Over 50 Nations to Join in a Worldwide Celebration of Music, Dance & Synchronized Prayer on 9/18 at 4 pm PST

Published 09-15-10

Submitted by Earthdance International

Earthdance International is launching the largest synchronized dance and prayer for peace event in the world - now in its 14th year - taking place at 4 pm PST on 9/18/10 in over 50 nations. Event organizers can still register private parties and individuals can sign up to participate in the Prayer for Peace at www.earthdance.org. Each public Earthdance event commits to donate at least 50% of their profits to a local charity for peace, sustainability, or social justice. In coordination with this year's event date, Earthdance has launched several new initiatives to promote international collaboration and open exchange - including the Earthdance Global Film Jam and the Earthdance Peace Watch 2.0.

The multi-location event, held in alignment with the United Nations International Day of Peace, gathers musicians, DJs, artists, speakers, and participants at hundreds of events across the globe, plus tens of thousands more online, in support of global peace, sustainable culture and humanitarian aims. Addressing this year's theme Embracing All Traditions, each event will focus on recognizing and honoring the diversity of faiths and cultures that make up our human family. Ranging from 200 to 10,000 attendees, events are slated for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saint Kitts, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Zambia. For a complete list of 2010 event location, see: Earthdance.org/locations.

Live streams from several locations will be available on both the United Nations Peace Day Global Broadcast on Peaceday.tv, and Earthdance.tv. Plus, this year Earthdance is inviting independent media-makers, event producers and attendees to participate in the Earthdance Global Film Jam, a collaborative film project in partnership with Michael Beckwith's Agape Media International and the Citizen Global web-based video production platform involving Earthdance participants worldwide.

Earthdance unites conscious entertainment and social action, benefitting local non-profits worldwide and transcending cultural barriers in fostering global cooperation. The Dalai Lama told Earthdance founder Chris Deckker: "I think global events are a really hopeful sign. When something happens on one side of the planet, it naturally affects the other side. After all, we all share the same blue planet." Impacting local change on a global scale, Earthdance events are known in every region for their social consciousness, sustainable event production, and spirited music and art. Since the first Earthdance multi-location event in 1997, hundreds of charities worldwide have benefitted from proceeds and media exposure.

Called "the most conscious global festival of our time" by Time Out Magazine, Earthdance has been a pioneer in what is now a growing movement of collaborative global events ranging from Earth Day to Burning Man to 350.org's 10-10-10. From business to activism, from music to meditation, Earthdance continues to set the standard for international collaborations and multi-location events that unite people and groups sharing a common goal of peaceful evolution.

Timed for the week's annual event, Earthdance is releasing a new and improved version of the Earthdance Peace Watch - originally conceived by Earthdance Global LLC CEO Matthew Marshall, with a vision to extend the annual synchronized Prayer for Peace into a daily meditation practice. Earthdance's Peace Watch 2.0, which can be added to any web page, blog or social network, sets two meditation times each day, indicated by the violet dot that adjusts for different time zones. The new version includes alert tones created by sound designer and sound healing expert, Alex Theory, plus a Message of Peace feature that displays messages submitted by users to the Peace Watch Twitter site. The new Peace Watch is also available in branded versions for organizations interested in making it available to their communities. For complete information visit www.earthdancepeacewatch.com.

General information, event locations and registration for event producers and participants in the Prayer for Peace can be found on the Earthdance website at www.earthdance.org. The gathering continues year-round on http://www.earthdancenetwork.com, a social networking and media platform designed to serve a rapidly growing international community of individuals joined for peace and sustainability.

About Earthdance
Earthdance International 501c3 is a California-based non-profit organization conceived with a vision to unite the whole world in peace through the universal platform of dance and music. Since the first multi-location event in 1997 with 22 cities in 18 countries, Earthdance has been held in over 500 locations in 80 countries. Now the largest global synchronized music and peace event in the world, Earthdance International coordinates with regional event producers, private party hosts, individual participants and peace organizations to join in the celebration. Each paid Earthdance event agrees to donate at least 50% of its profit to a local charity in the areas of peace, sustainability, and social justice.

In support of the non-profit, Earthdance Global, LLC serves an online global community of individuals in the Lifestyle of Peace and Sustainability (LOPAS)™ with a platform for social networking; live media programs; music and media distribution; globally and locally synchronized events for peace and sustainability; activist and philanthropic initiatives; and a conscious commerce marketplace for socially responsible products and services.

For additional information, please visit www.earthdance.org and www.earthdancenetwork.com.

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EARTHDANCE INTERNATIONAL 501c3 NON-PROFIT Earthdance International 501c3 is a California-based non-profit organization dedicated to joining participants worldwide in a global dance and synchronized Prayer for Peace, by fusing the elements of festival culture and conscious entertainment with the worldwide movements of peace and sustainability. EDI coordinates the annual Earthdance Global Festival for Peace with participating event producers in over 60 countries, and all communities joining together in a synchronized Prayer for Peace. In the spirit of "Think Global, Act Local," each Earthdance event donates at least 50% of its profit to a local charity addressing one of three areas of focus: • peace, • sustainability • social justice Since the first Earthdance event in 1997, hundreds of charities worldwide have benefitted. EARTHDANCE GLOBAL LLC In support of the non-profit, Earthdance Global, LLC serves an online global community with a platform for social networking; live media programs; conscious media distribution; globally and locally synchronized events for peace; activist and philanthropic initiatives; and a conscious commerce marketplace for socially responsible products and services.

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