Plan now to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21. This day is set by the United Nations General assembly as the International Day of Peace - a day when the world is called to observe a ceasefire, practice nonviolence, and reflect on the benefits of peacefully resolving disputes. Here are some ideas for ways to celebrate this day:
- Ring your church bells
- Create a peace prayer wall
- Organize a vigil
- Study nonviolence
- Engage in a minute of silence at noon on September 21
- Invite children, youth and young adults (and older adults!) to share their ideas for how peace can be pursued in writing, drawing, speaking, film or whatever media is appropriate
- Invite peacemakers to reflect on their experiences and share their stories with the community
- Make origami cranes and display them
- Dedicate (or rededicate) a peace pole
- Advocate on behalf of the START treaty (if it has not been ratified yet)
- Tell the world that children are children, not soldiers
- Address gun violence in your community
Use your imagination!
Share your ideas and information about your celebration with the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program or on this blog.