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David Lynch's peace mission
by Amanda Pierre, Register Staff Writer

The Des Moines Register    Translate This Article
21 September 2004

On 21 September 2004 The Des Moines Register reported: On Sunday, film director David Lynch will join leaders in science, art, and politics in 'Creating Peace Day' at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of world peace.

Film director David Lynch will join the former assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Robert Muller, and the director of Musicians for World Harmony, Uganda native Samite, to speak in a peace conference at Maharishi University of Management campus, in Fairfield, Iowa on Sunday.

'This conference is not about wishing for peace or marching for peace—this is about finding ways to actually create peace,' said Lynch. Among the films Lynch is known for are 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Straight Story,' 'Blue Velvet', and 'Mulholland Drive'.

Some of the speakers practice Transcendental Meditation and subscribe to the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They will educate the conference participants on different approaches to peace.

Commenting on the recent terrorist attach in Russia, Samite said, 'The kids in Russia—that experience just killed me. The kids should be playing, laughing, and singing . . . they should not be in the middle of such bad things, fear, and explosions.'

Samite grew up in the era of Idi Amin and other African dictators. He has visited refugee camps where the only thing that traumatized children could respond to was music. 'There are over 300,000 children in the world being used as soldiers,' Samite said. 'They see their friends and (relatives) die.'

Lynch has been raising money for Peace Palaces and for a group of 8,000 Meditators he said could be known as a 'peace-creating factory.' Lynch said he believes strongly in a total positive energy to be used for peace. 'I am not a public speaker, but I am going to be there because I believe in this,' Lynch said of the peace conference. 'I want peace to be put in place on this beautiful earth.'

Also at the conference will be John Hagelin, the Director of the Institute of World Peace at Maharishi University of Management and President of the US Peace Government; Maureen McCue, adjunct clinical professor at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility; and Sue McGregor, professor and coordinator of the peace and conflict studies programme at Mount Saint Vincent University of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Registration for the peace conference is free with a suggested donation. Go to for more information or to register, or call (641) 919-1898. 

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