Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Tomorrow is the International Day of Peace


UN General Assembly Resolution 55/282 fixed the date on September 21 each year. The observance is to be a day of strengthening the ideals of peace and alleviating tensions and causes of conflict. All Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and nongovernmental organizations and individuals are invited to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner , including education and public awareness and to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global ceasefire. (see
www.internationaldayofpeace.org )

Join people throughout the world in one Minute of Silence this Day at 12 NOON in our common commitment to peace. Have a Minute of Silence in your school, home or office. Ring a bell, light a candle for Peace. Plan a local event at a school, place of worship, library, park or municipal building. Build partnerships within your community. Ask your place of worship to ring its bells for peace at 12 noon. Join with others in prayer and meditation to create a global International Day of Peace Vigil. Use universal prayers such as "May Peace Prevail On Earth."

Send your Peace Day activities to info@pathwaystopeace.org to be included in the annual We, The Peoples report to the United Nations! Individuals and nations, acting in concert, DO make a difference in the quality of our lives, our institutions, our environment and our planetary future. Through cooperation, we manifest the essential spirit that unites us amid our diverse ways.

from the PDA of NJ


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