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International Day of Peace: September 21 September 19, 2011

Filed under: Be the change — Michelle @ 9:51 am
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September 21, 2011 is the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace. The United Nations proclaimed the day to provide an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.

A Peace Day event can be as simple as lighting a candle or meditate on Peace on September 21. It can be as complex as organizing a Peace Concert for thousands of people. Or anything in between.

The 3 guiding principles to follow for Peace Day are:

* Peace within – a Minute of Silence at noon in each time zone;
* Peace without – an Act of Service for Peace that benefits the larger community;
* Peace year round – a commitment to a Daily Peace Practice by joining with others to build a worldwide Culture of Peace.

You can find some of the events organized around the world (and on the internet) here:
Peace day events around the world

Be seen. Be visible. Let the world know you care about peace.


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