It’s that time again.
Third times a charm … so we hear.
21st September is International Peace Day and it is devoted to, not only, ceasefire between countries, but peace at every level.
Peace in the heart…
Peace in the home…
Peace between neighbors…
Peace in the cities…
Peace in the nations…
Peace in the World…
It started with one man and one crazy idea. Founder and Filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley, started a journey 15 years ago to establish a day of ceasefire and non-violence on a fixed calendar day. It was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 2001, and with the help of Ambassador for Peace One Day, Jude Law, it has grown into a day far from symbolism.
This day is not just to create awareness–of which it does with magnitude. This day calculates and measures the amount of ceasefire, non-violence, and people acting more peacefully on 21st September.
The goal: 3 billion people aware of Peace Day and acting more peacefully by 2016.
Okay. Here is where we tell you what we’re doing to celebrate this most important cause. Each day of the week, leading up to Peace Day, a different villager will be pictured with their words of peace, in their native language. Also, we will be sharing with you some of the events that Peace One Day is conducting to spread the word. We have also registered this project–for the third year–with the organization to assist in the measurement for peaceful activities across the globe.
We think everyone has a role to play, so here we are — Terrie and Karen — holding our peace poster. We created this poster 3 years to commemorate this special day, and we’ve been toting it around ever since in promotion of peace and rasing awareness within our community.
And, so it begins.
Who will YOU make peace with???
Please, check out the website listed below.
Join the movement.
Photography: Terrie Dahl-Thomas
I realize peace one day is about peace and recognizing the cultural differences around the entire world……however
this project, for me, is about embracing the cultural diversity WITHIN one community, living together in peace. I may not be able to read these signs written in a different languages but I know love feels the same for each of us. AND (Love has no political boundaries.)
~ Terrie Dahl-Thomas
AND… of course… a new sign off for this week.
binvested in your community…binvested in your world…binvested in peace…