Peace activist to use poetry, song and more to explore 'What the World Needs Now' July 19

Submitted by West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition
Updated 7/8/2019 8:40 PM

Presented in a 21st century version of troubadour style, Earl Fischer, a dedicated peace activist and performer, will use singing, poetry and group discussion to explain "What the World Needs Now" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Lombard Mennonite Church, 528 E. Madison St., Lombard.

Retired from editing five trade magazines and doing association work since 2000, Fischer's program outlines why love is so urgently needed today and how it can be spread most effectively.


Fischer, a longtime member of the West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition, believes the organization's original ideal to turn the U.S. away from military responses toward more creative efforts to achieve world peace and harmony are admirable. But they need to be updated.

"Our values and views of how to achieve them have become so fragmented that now only love -- and new kinds of actions stemming from love -- can heal the world," Fischer contends.

His program will suggest some new ways love can heal the fractured world of 2019.

Now a self-described actor, singer, poet and peacemonger, Fischer advocated working together for the good of all during his editorial career. During that time, his diligence and dedication helped six closely related industries with histories of separate annual conventions and exhibits to unite, thus creating a combined biennial international trade show with related sessions open to all. These gatherings now rank among the top 100 trade shows in the world.

Sponsored by the West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition, "What the World Needs Now" is part of the Educational Forum series the peace organization offers monthly.

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All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information about this program or the Educational Forum series, contact (630) 510-8500, ext. 104 or visit

West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition, 213 S. Wheaton Ave. in Wheaton, is an initiative of faith-based peace makers from Chicago's western suburbs and the general Chicago area. The coalition includes clergy, congregations, other peace organizations and more. It is committed to sustaining the work of peace through activities such as vigils, public witness, peace education, lobbying/legislative initiatives, and interfaith dialogue.

It is an affiliate of Fellowship of Reconciliation and donations are tax deductible.


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