April 2008 – Druid Tour of Britain in 2009

* Please note: due to the crashing economy I cancelled the tour. We figured out it would have cost about $5,000.00 per person and it just didn’t seem reasonable at this time! *

This month plans are starting to come together for a Druid Sacred Sites Tour in May of 2009. We have been invited to celebrate Beltaine at the Long Man near a 3,000 year old yew forest. Tim Prevett is an expert guide to Wales and archeological sites who will lead us. We will visit Stonehenge, Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow, Silbury Hill, Angelsey and other ancient sites in Wales, Iona and Mull in Scotland and other places. The focus will be contact with the ancestors and spiritual pilgrimage. Accomodations will be simple and we will rent a bus. For further details please write to me and put Druid Sacred Sites Tour in the subject line.

I am pleased to announce that the Whiteoak Druids are co-sponsoring another interfaith peace effort:

Focus on Iran

As part of a national physician tour, to help bridge the gap between Iran and the United States and offer the opportunity for a civilian diplomatic forum,

Dr. Shahriar Khateri & Dr. Mohammad Soroush,
Founders of The Iranian Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support, will be speaking at:
106 Seelye Hall, Smith College, Northampton MA
Sunday, April 27
1 PM to 3 PM.
Drs. Khateri and Soroush will be joined by two Iranian survivors of chemical weapons to heighten public awareness of the devastation of weapons of mass destruction and to remind us that we must work to abolish them and prevent war.

Sponsored by Pioneer Valley Physicians for Social Responsibility, Pioneer Valley Coalition to Prevent War On Iran, Smith Student Alliance for Middle East Peace.

Cosponsors: Arise, Coalition for Immigrant & Worker Rights, Granby/South Hadley Committee for Peace & Justice, Group Against Torture in Sudan, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Middle East Peace Coalition of Western Massachusetts, Mothers Against War, New England Peace Pagoda, Northampton Friends Peace and Justice Witness Committee, Order of the White Oak Druids, Peace & Social Concerns Committee of Mt. Toby Friends, SAGE, Sisters of St. Joseph’s Justice & Social Concerns Committee of Springfield, Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, The Grace Church Peace Fellowship, Traprock Peace Center, U.S. Save Article 9 Coalition, Veteran’s Education Project, Western Mass AFSC, Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America, Western Mass Code Pink, Western Mass Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Conversion Project, Western Mass Darfur Coalition.

All blessings of the opening flowers and the clear spring light!

Ellen