Thursday, June 08, 2006

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

International Day of Peace, September 21st.

The 191 Member States of the United Nations all approved UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/55/282 fixing the date for the International Day of Peace as 21 September and declaring:

“that the International Day of Peace shall henceforth be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day...”

For the past 24 years, the International Day of Peace has been a catalyst for individuals, nations and civil society to unite in our shared yearning for a world at peace.

Thousands of activities have taken place, coordinated by governments, individuals and a network of more than 1,000 civil society organizations in at least 106 nations!

And yet the Day has not been well reported or recognized – until this year.

People around the world are slowly awakening to the International Day of Peace and the opportunity it offers for action in concert on all levels, manifesting the oneness of humanity.

This Day belongs to all citizens of the planet!

So let the musicians play, let the activists demonstrate, let the religious pray, let the students learn – and let all the people celebrate!

Your mission (should you choose to accept it!) is to provide the spiritual support for all of these activities to help create the shift in consciousness we know must come.

* Let your community know about this Day.
* Lead a Minute of Silence for World Peace at 12 noon in your home, your town, your school, your office or around a Peace Pole.
* Offer your prayers and meditation for world peace.

Together, let us raise the vibration of the entire planet on the International Day of Peace by joining in the powerful, universal prayer, "May Peace Prevail on Earth!"

We all know the power of our shared intention: let us focus our heart energy together on September 21st, across the planet, to create a new culture of peace for all our human family.

Resources for International Day of Peace activities
worldwide can be found at:

Thank you for the love and light you shine!
May Peace Prevail on Earth!

From Deborah Moldow
The World Peace Prayer Society
The International Day of Peace NGO Committee at the United Nations
The United Religions Initiative Global Council

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