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Peace Treaty of Portsmouth - A Spiritual Perspective Screenings for International Peace Day

In 1905 the United States hosted a peace conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that resulted in a peaceful end to the Russo-Japanese War, a conflict so violent it's sometimes referred to as World War Zero.

On Thursday, September 20 starting at 6:30 p.m., the documentary The Peace Treaty of Portsmouth - A Spiritual Perspective will be presented with a discussion to follow. This documentary by Amherst, NH filmmaker Don Alusic presents five years of research on the roles of spirituality and religion in that historic event which won President Theodore Roosevelt a Nobel Peace Prize.  This screening is offered by Wadleigh Memorial Library at 49 Nashua Street in Milford, NH. It will take place in the Keyes Meeting Room. For more information contact: Susan Amann (603-673-2408 or

There will be another screening followed by a discussion on Friday, September 21 offered by Keene Public Library at 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH starting at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments. For more information contact Gail Zachariah (603-352-0157 or

International Peace Day is on Friday, September 21 and special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world over the 2012 Peace Day Weekend.  For more information about International Peace Day, visit



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