Peace Day – September 21 – is a powerful global day to take action for peace! This section offers many activity ideas to inspire you to engage in the day in positive and meaningful ways. You can participate as an individual or as part of a group or organization. You create an individual or group activity related to peace/unity, or plan to come out for one of PDP 2017’s programs (Sept. 17-23) which will soon be posted in our EVENTS section. Make your #PeaceDay plan now!
Engaging in Peace Day can take place privately, as part of a group and/or as a participant/collaborator in an event or program. The pages in this section offer diverse ideas for observing this global day shared with all humanity.
Here are just some of the many Peace Day activities that have taken place across the globe: *Minute of silence at 12 noon (all timezones) *Peace education events *Collaborative intercultural and interfaith dialogues *Workshops on the UN Sustainable Development Goals *Meditation and prayer *Planting peace poles *Community gatherings *Vigils *Concerts and festivals *Soccer/football matches in the spirit of peace *Service to others *Feasts for Peace *Writing peace poetry *Yoga *Marches, parades and flag ceremonies *Public programs with government officials *Engaging youth in peace-building activities.
PARTICIPATE AS AN INDIVIDUAL – Create your #peaceday
You don’t have to organize or attend an event to participate in Peace Day. Individuals can observe Peace Day in whatever way is personally meaningful. Take time for quiet reflection, volunteer in your community, commit to more peaceful communications in your home, share some time and energy with someone who needs support, learn about a global issue related to people or the environment that the UN and/or NGOs are working to solve – all are great ways you can engage in this global day.
GLOBAL PEACE DAY INITIATIVES
href=”http://internationaldayofpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Minute-of-Silence-Description.pdf”>Minute of Silence/Moment of Peace – Individuals, communities, families and workplaces can observe this global minute at 12noon in all time zones across the world. You are encouraged to use this minute to meditate on, pray for, or envision peace. This “peace wave” becomes a shared act of peacebuilding in which all can participate.