by Alessandro Sala
Rainbow Family Gatherings are made up of a loose international affiliation of individuals who have a common goal of trying to achieve peace and love on Earth.
In summer 2011 the european gathering was held in a forest in Portugal, 10.000 people arrived here from all over the world during 1 month celebration, from new moon to new moon, with the full moon being the peak celebration.
Those who attend Rainbow Gatherings come from all walks of life, and work together on a variety of goals, among which are intentional communities, ecology, spirituality, and an expanded tolerance for others. Attendees refer to one another as Brother or Sister to help reinforce the emphasis upon their belief system that all people are not only related as part of the human race, but as members of a family, and should thus be given the respect deserved in such a relationship.