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KC Groups Rally For Peace

After the deadliest year on record in 2020, Kansas City homicide rates are lower so far this year. Community leaders and groups came together for the 5th KC Peace Ride to end senseless killings.

On a beautiful, hot Sunday afternoon September 26, with temperatures reaching the 90s, spirits were high as vehicles rolled onto Spring Valley Park Road. 100 cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles drove through Kansas City on the 5th KC Peace Ride, with “United In Peace” flags flying. A procession of car club cars, slingshots and motorcycles roared through the city together in a message of harmony and hope.

Ending at Spring Valley Park, there was BBQ and entertainment for the riders as they rolled in after the ride. Performing were local KC artists of all ages.

The Peace Rides and after-ride activities are family events, bringing together people from many communities and all walks of life, and setting an example of the way things should always be.

The Way to Happiness Foundation, KC Church of Scientology, One Love Incorporated, and the CORE Syndicate organized the 5th KC Peace Ride. These rides are patterned on the monthly United in Peace rides through South Central Los Angeles and the City of Compton, where warring gangs have come together to end the violence that has plagued their community.

“The significance of these efforts is we begin, repair, and build new bridges—connected, united, together,” said Sheoni Clay-Givens, President of Core Syndicate. K-Love, President of One Love Incorporated, expressed her appreciation to “The Way To Happiness volunteers for all they do in KC. They have been on the front lines since we met. Let’s keep up the good work and transform ‘killa city’ to Kingdom City.” 

The United in Peace Ride entertainment kicked off with The Real Kodde One performing his song “Hold Yo Head Up High,” written to inspire and bring others together. The song was written to highlight the message of The Way to Happiness, by L. Ron Hubbard. The nonreligious, common-sense moral code of 21 precepts fosters greater honesty and understanding among families, communities and nations. Since its first publication in 1981, 130 million copies in 117 languages have been passed hand to hand worldwide.

All attending the Peace Ride and concert received The Way to Happiness booklets and many took extra copies to further the message of building a safer, happier community for all.

“It was a beautiful day together,” said Bennette Seaman of the Kansas City Church of Scientology. “The United in Peace Ride and Rally is about the community coming together and showing others we can decide to create a better tomorrow for everyone. This was our fifth Peace Ride since September 2020, and we will continue to come together in unity to demonstrate a better way.”

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For more information on United in Peace, watch Voices for Humanity, Minister Tony Muhammad on the Scientology Network. 

For more information about the Kansas City United in Peace Rides or to join the next one, visit @UnitedinPeaceKC on Facebook, @thewaytohappinesskc on Instagram, visit the interactive timeline on the Scientology website or contact bennette.seaman@scientology.net.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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