Can you imagine living in a world free from conflict, war, hate crimes, bullying, domestic and gender-based violence???
It would be nice, wouldn’t it??? But, that’s not the case. The world seems full of terror and hate, which fill our lives with fear, anxiety, and turmoil.
It’s time for some hope…
That’s why we support International Peace Day, a day of global unity and intercultural cooperation. A day that measures the amount of ceasefire and nonviolence all over the globe, and is celebrated on 21st September.
Peace One Day was founded by Jeremy Gilley, an actor turned filmmaker, who became concerned about what was going on in the world. He decided to give the world some hope, and in 1999 launched the Peace One Day Organization, which was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2001.
Now it’s time to take it local!!!
We are celebrating our fifth year of promoting Peace Day with … of course … another week-long project.
Every year we register this project with the Peace One Day Organization to be a part of the measurement of peace and peaceful activities. We also pick a different theme for every #PeaceDayProject.
(Here’s where we tell you this year’s theme!!!)
Are you ready?????????
We’re taking a walk down memory lane and saying thank you to all the residents that helped us promote peace throughout the last four years. A collage of pics every day of all you wonderful villagers from Safety Harbor, Florida that helped us promote peace will be published along with the theme chosen for that year.
By holding our little yellow peace poster, you also helped raise awareness for peace on a statistical level, as well.
So, here we go kicking off Peace Day! Follow us on our journey and see if you made it in the collage.
This pic is from 2012 and our theme was . . . . . well . . . . . there was really no theme at all, but that’s okay. It’s about the path to peace on all levels.
Today, we have two questions for you:
Who will you make peace with?
What will you do for peace on Peace Day?
Don’t worry!!!! We’ll be listing some ideas to help you celebrate this most important day.
Peace One Day
Photography: Terrie Thomas
Words: Karen Vest
RIP Tim Thompson
*A new sign off for this week
binvested in your community … binvested in your world … binvested in peace …