Category: Religious

Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller

“Let There Be Peace On Earth” has become one of the most widely sung peace songs.  Written in 1955 for the International Children’s Choir from Long Beach, California.  It has continued to be a fixture in the children’s music repertoire, though also sung in almost any kind of musical gathering imaginable. The original version with… Read more »

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a Christmas poem that has entered the list of carols frequently sung, published in songbooks, and put into the never-ending loop of musak piped into American malls.  But there is a dramatic story of suffering and faith expressed in this poem out of a context of war and dreams of peace…. Read more »

Mahalia Jackson

Author Daniel Buttry writes ‘The World Music Festival,’ a series of profiles with videos of musical peacemakers. Here he reports on Mahalia Jackson.


Profile of Matthew Paul Miller, a Jewish musician known by his Hebrew name Matisyahu or “Gift of God” who weaves together reggae, rock, and hip hop music.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Hazrat Inayat Khan was a Sufi folk musician and teacher who traveled to the west to share his music and teachings of divine unity, love, harmony and beauty.