Letter: Help local volunteers organize ‘Peace Rally USA 2016’

To the editor:

Grassroots organization Building Bridges, with God at the helm, has built a core group of passionate volunteers who are committed to the cause. With that said, there is still room for additional core members who are as soulful and passionate as I, as chairperson, am.

We are building a team.

What has become the immediate cause? To begin the untying the knots that have formed in our country and it is looking more and more like a strange and weird puzzle.

That said, it is important to remember to not focus on the battle, but instead let us focus on the rewards.

This nation is so divided. I cannot believe it has come to this point. It can be difficult to speak to one another because hate is building to the point of causing a social media civil war.

Why does this matter? Until the knots are untied, unity cannot be achieved. Without unity, effective compromise will never happen. Let us all do away with our own ideology and think outside of the box for the good of all, we the people, to restore social order in this great nation that belongs to every American citizen in this land of the free and the brave.

This land is our land, and it is vast and wide, and there is room for every single one of us. No matter where we fall into the many classes of economic status, each person is equal in the eyes of God.

That said, our core group has dug their heels into the ground and we, standing together, are in it for the long haul. God is leading this effort. We are following God with all faith and will not be deterred. No hate, no violence, no drugs. These things are not of God. We are in the spirit of truth and total and complete transparency of what is going on right now, especially in the presidential campaign. Only in truth and transparency right here, right now can voters make a clear choice for who to vote for in November. We are demanding truth and transparency.

Why is this an absolute? Without truth and transparency, compromise — which, by the way, is an art form, and should be taught in college and beyond, and not only taught, but learned — is necessary for proper change for the good of all folks, not just a few. I emphasize strongly, all folks should have a say in what is going to happen in the future, and women need to know especially, as the burdens of the household and their children usually fall on their shoulders.

Building Bridges is based on the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Catholic action and the saint who loves animals and birds. How appropriate that this grassroots organization was formed in Brown County, Indiana, where we enjoy pastoral settings, filled with furry and feathered friends. This setting provides peace and harmony to sometimes hectic and demanding lives, and we treasure it.

This great country of ours is called the United States of America; however, we are not united at all. It is not the fault of the current president, or the past president, or the president before that. Read and catch up on your history. If you think it is divided now, wait until after November and then all hell will break loose.

Building Bridges has dedicated itself to stopping the madness before it happens. We do not need a social civil war. Everyone knows this, from the Queen of England to the house of hell itself. Right here, right now, wake up because the world can change in the blink of an eye.

That said, Building Bridges is calling out for Peace Rally USA 2016. When? Sept. 2, 3 and 4, 2016. We are in the process of searching for a venue that will hold literally thousands of people. This Peace Rally USA 2016 must be in peace. I repeat: peace. No violence. No drugs. Think of it as sort of a Woodstock, without the drugs.

We are asking for peace volunteers with soul and passion, from the wealthy to the poorest of the poor. Since Brown County’s Nashville, Indiana, is a model community and the first Peace Rally was held here on April 16, we are looking for other model communities, those melting-pot type of communities that truly care and are as passionate as we are. Across this nation, there are these type of communities.

Please, let us all come forward as peace volunteers of America, with God at the helm and have a three-day event that will go down in the history books. Yes, we must do this. We can do this. Hand in hand, as marching braves. It’s time. It’s time. I know you know it’s time.

I sincerely invite you to contact me, Mrs. Kathy Sepiol, on my cell at 317-409-2720. Only serious phone calls, please. Remember, God is at the helm, and you don’t want to mess around with God. Karma is a — well, you know.

I must thank Bob and Donna Griffith of Brown County for their friendship, inspirational stories and their love of all things horses.

I must thank my primary church home, New Life Community Church in Nashville, Indiana, my secondary church home, which is St. Agnes Catholic Church in Nashville, Indiana, and my Benedictine Monastery, Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana, 20 years today.

I want to thank all the pastors and their wives for leading their churches, the associate pastors and their wives.

Thanks to Village Florist for donating the purple ribbon for our support ribbons which is purple and cream and a thank-you to all the crafters of Brown County who created these ribbons.

Dear friends, we are all in this thing called life. We all deserve to be treated with respect, dignity. Again, aren’t we all workin’ it just to make a living? Please let me hear from you.


Kathy Sepiol, chairperson of Building Bridges and peace activist

P.S. “Hello Dolly” was awesome! I was so impressed with Brown County High School. Really cool, positive messages and signs everywhere. Keep it up!

Remember, all of us, do not give up. We are not giving up, so you do not give up either! We will be here for the long haul. We are not letting anyone get the best of us; however, it can all be accomplished with peace. God is at the helm.