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Doing the Impossible

3 Minutes World Silence

Mary Cassini

Doing the Impossible
The GPO clock nearby chimed and then slowly struck eleven times. And all of us anonymous people reached out and held hands, sharing the time through the solemn striking. I felt a surge of strength and optimism go right through me.

In 1983, Mary Cassini attended a Silent Vigil for Peace. It gave her an idea that changed her life. She decided that at 11 am local time around the world people should stop and share three minutes of silence to be mindful of the future and wish for peace. Doing the Impossible is the remarkable story of how she achieved this, travelling the world meeting ordinary citizens and global leaders, in the East and the West, Russia and the Middle East, spreading awareness of her message and making her dream a reality. Her initiative, 3 Minutes World Silence, was accepted around the world and is helping us all to understand that we, as fellow human beings, can share this planet peacefully.

Mary Cassini, born in Canterbury in the UK, was a child actor before becoming a cadet newspaper reporter, then training in fine art. Immigrating to Melbourne with her family in 1958, Mary continued acting in theatre and films, becoming professional in 1973. In 2013, she was made Honorary Member of Actors Equity division, MEAA.
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743058756
Extent 258 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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