Hungarian Nature & Peace Diary 2001
Published by the BOCS Foundation
After an intense several months of editing and translation labor, the first-ever Nature & Peace Diary in the Hungarian language made its appearance in November 2000.
Gyula Simonyi as editor, and volunteers of the Bocs Foundation made the design, translation, layout, advertising, publishing, mailing work.
Franciscans in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), Deva (Romania) and Vinogradov (Ukraine) worked together with them to distribute the 2001 diary among the Hungarian minorities in these countries.
The publication, which had an initial print run of 2000 copies, is not a Hungarian-language adaptation of the well-known Housmans peace diary format. It is like a mini-encyclopaedia, not in alphabetical order, but sorted by dates. We used English, German and Italian peace diaries as sources, but more than a half of the about one thousand items (even small articles) connected to exact dates are from the Hungarian culture and history.
In addition to an annual planner and a calendar of justice, peace and integrity of creation events, award-winners, action days, the diary contains information on a variety of peacemaking and environmental organizations, movements, churches and religious groups in Eastern Europe and other areas of the world.
To facilitate a more peaceful, sustainable life, the diary contains fields month-by-month to follow the personal use of money and time. Other fields help to plan non-material values: love, family life, friendship and guests, movement, masters and disciplines, charity, games, songs, dance, silence, inner life, nature, sky, plants and animals, music, film and other arts, books, poems, creativity, health, etc. A daily field helps to relive each day and appreciate its peak points.
Poems, quotations, jokes, logos, pictures, graphs, short messages from the editor. A lot of web addresses help the user to access more information. Names of the days in 20 languages. Main dates of other cultures. Directory of international and Hungarian movement centers.
The diary will be soon available also in popular formats of the information-society: can be subscribed as daily e-mail or sms, or can be browsed in web and wap (mobil internet) format (see http://bocs.hu).
The editor, Gyula Simonyi gladly receives peace-movement (and generally, justice, peace and integrity of creation) information for the 2002 edition (provided that it is connected to an exact date). Please mail to email@example.com
Hungarian Peace Diary 2001 Published
After months of intense labor, the first-ever Peace Diary in the Hungarian language made its appearance in November 2000.
Editor Gyula Simonyi, other Church and Peace East European regional staff
and members of the Bokor Movement shared responsibility for designing,
translating, advertising, publishing, and mailing the 2001 diary.
Franciscans in Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), Deva (Romania) and Vinogradov (Ukraine) assisted in distributing the diary among the minority Hungarian population in these countries.
The Hungarian-language publication, which had an initial print run of 2000 copies, is based loosely on the well known Housmans peace diary format. According to Simonyi, the producers of the Hungarian diary expanded upon this idea, creating a mini "peace movement encyclopedia" with over one thousand entries.
In addition to an annual planner and a calendar of justice, peace and integrity of creation events, the diary contains information and addresses for a variety of peacemaking organizations and movements in Eastern Europe and other areas of the world. It includes entries on the Mennonites, Anabaptists committed to nonviolence, and the Church & Peace network as well as material about the Early Church, conscientious objectors, the Bokor Movement, Mennonite Central Committee, and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
The diary also promotes a peaceable, sustainable lifestyle and has space for charting one's use of time and money and for planning time with family and friends or in physical movement, song, dance, meditation, writing and appreciating nature.
To order a hard copy of the diary or to send information from the peace movement for the 2002 diary, contact Gyula Simonyi at firstname.lastname@example.org.