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Rainbow Family looks for peace in North Georgia
Annual spiritual gathering descends on Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
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A pair of musicians entertain the crowd Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Rainbow Family National Gathering in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest outside of Dahlonega. - photo by Forsyth News
Each year since 1972 the Rainbow Family of Living Light – a shifting, leaderless, collective group – has come together in a different national forest to grow a community and to pray for world peace. The event coincides with the Fourth of July holiday and climaxes on July 4 with a day-long spiritual gathering in the main meadow. To get a better picture of this unique phenomenon, Forsyth County News staff members spent a day at the gathering.