09.21.2012 The theme for International Day of Peace 2012 is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” The International Day of Peace was created by the United Nations in 1981. It is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples. It is intended as a “constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.”
Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization or government engaged in a large event. International Day of Peace is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time.(Excerpt from a letter from Susan Lamont of the Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County, CA).
Cairo, Egypt & The Virgin Islands will gather for peace on Sept, 21st.