International Day of Peace
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 15:45
Here are some ideas of things you can do individually or as a small group on International Day of Peace.
- Observe a minute of silence at Noon wherever you are.
- Share this prayer "A call to prayer and solidarity" from the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference.
- Add your name as a supporter of the "Appeal to the Catholic Church to re-commit to the centrality of Gospel nonviolence" from the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference.
- Hold a prayer vigil for disarmament and light a candle with some friends or neighbors.
- Organize a prayer service with the theme "Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace."
- Imagine something you could do to help make for a more peaceful world… and then do it.
- Learn or retell the story of Sadako Sasaki and her One Thousand Paper Cranes and fold a paper crane in her memory.
- Construct a Peace Pole. A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” usually in a different language on each side.
- Share a version of the “Golden Rule“ in a faith tradition other than your own.
- Learn about Maryknoll Sisters Giang Nguyen, Sia Temu and Teresa Hougnon and their "peace building team" in Kenya.
- Display a peace flag or poster that helps you imagine a community and world at peace.
- Learn to say and write the word for “peace” in another language.
- Play a cooperative game with children at Little Friends for Peace.
- Play a game at trainingforchange.org.
- Since this day is also a “day of ceasefire”, try making peace with someone you have a conflict.
- Go to Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action to find an event happening in your area.