International Day of Peace (Peace Day).

Via on Sep 21, 2008


I didn’t realize until I went to yoga this morning and the teacher introduced the class’s theme that today is our International Day of Peace. “Peace Day” has been celebrated since 1982, but it wasn’t until 2002 that the U.N. officially declared the 21st of September as the holiday’s permanent date. I’m marking my calendar for 2009, so I’m not caught off guard to attend (or plan!) something for next year.  

Events have been happening worldwide today, and it’s not too late to check it all out via webcasts.  Peace Day also coincides with a global 24-hour ceasefire and you can email your elected officials to support this cause.
You can also text (or email via the organization’s website) your thoughts on making peace a reality, to be read at the annual opening of the General Assembly on September 23rd.

 

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One Response to “International Day of Peace (Peace Day).”

  1. Shutting down military bases and ceasing to deal with other nations with threats and violence is not isolationism. It is the opposite. Opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is the foreign policy of peace and prosperity. It is the only foreign policy that will not bankrupt us in short order, as our current actions most definitely will. I share the disappointment of the American people in the foreign policy rhetoric coming from the administration. The sad thing is, our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome’s did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted. Watch the Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o71pAJMhQLo

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