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In 1981, the United Nations mandated the International Day of Peace as
a day of global ceasefire and day to talk about peace. Since 2001, the
day has officially become September 21. This site describes possible ways
to observe this important day as well as provides information on celebrations
around the world.
The United Nations has made Jane Goodall an ambassador for the International
Day of Peace. She will be hosting an event at Griffiths Park in Los Angeles
on Saturday, September 30. See also www.roots&shoots.org
to read about Jane Goodall’s community service and service learning
program for the youth of the world.
Create Peace Project is an arts-for-peace 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to spreading peace and strengthening community through collaborative arts workshops and social arts education. We are committed to the revival of creativity as an essential component to fostering deeper self-awareness, cultivating authenticity and thus creating peace in the lives of all we serve.
Established in 1983, its mission is to help build Cultures of Peace throughout
the world by uniting of individuals, organizations, and projects into
a cohesive movement to make peace a greater reality for the people of
the world. It also promotes participation in the annual Int’l Day
In 1999 several Nobel Peace Prize laureates got together and drafted a
Peace Manifesto. Their goal was to translate the resolutions of the United
Nations into everyday language and to make them relevant to people everywhere.
It is an appeal to individual commitment and responsibility. More than
75,000,000 people have signed the Manifesto. Signing on-line is the easiest
way to endorse these important principles.
The Peace Alliance is waging a campaign to establish a U.S. Department
of Peace in Washington. There is currently a bill before both Houses of
Congress to establish this department. A Dept. of Peace will work to teach
violence prevention and mediation to school children, rehabilitate the
prison population, support our military with complementary approaches
to peace building, create and administer a U.S. Peace Academy, acting
as a sister organization to the U.S. military academies, and more.
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and
prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on each of its six sides;
that message is written in a different language on each side. Peace Poles
can be ordered or commissioned by a local artist. There are about 200,000
Peace Poles in 180 nations throughout the world. They are in schools,
gardens, communities, places of worship, parks, everywhere people can
be reminded of the hope that peace may prevail on earth.
The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts is an interfaith community
organization devoted to moving the world toward peace and understanding.
It is dedicated to creating innovative models for society that empower
individuals on the paths of nonviolence. It serves as a model for religious
organizations, communities and individuals seeking nonviolent, pacifist
pathways to peace and social justice.
We, The World organization forms international networks for collaboration
and action. They sponsor 11 Days of Global Unity September 11 to 21, an
annual worldwide promotion of peace and sustainability with over 200 events
in more than 60 countries. Their goal is to establish “a new global
tradition of mass public involvement and betterment of the world!”
Check out and sign their Global Declaration of Interdependence.
Peace x Peace: Connecting women for Peace empowers women as the most effective
means to enrich lives locally and promote peace globally. Women’s
groups in the US are connected with women’s Circles everywhere in
the world – directly via the Internet – for the exchange of
information and personal experiences that typically result in mutually
supportive actions. It is sponsoring the second annual New Voices @ the
Table event on International Women’s Day, March 8 2007. Check out
their Peace X Peace video, which focuses on women’s peace activities
in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burundi, Afghanistan, Argentina and the United
The global movement has created spiritual meditative dances that can be
performed by everyone, regardless of ability. These are participatory
not performance dances. The original dances were strongly influenced by
the Sufi and Zen traditions, but dances drawing on teachings of all main
religious and spiritual traditions have been added. Dances drawing on
the traditions of indigenous people are also included.
Rhode Island for Community and Justice is a social justice organization
dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism and promoting understanding
and respect among all races, religions and cultures through advocacy,
conflict resolution and education. We are a voice that calls all people
to common ground, with respect for differences but with the understanding
that people of all backgrounds have common values and needs that unite
them. After 9/11, they did an amazing community-wide project in Providence,
RI; adults and children throughout RI made wonderful tiles for this incredible
Wall of Hope.
Spaces for Peace works to expand the social dialogue and makes visible
ways towards peace, nonviolence by building open-structured art spaces
in parks, plazas and on campuses in collaboration with communities around
the world. These spaces dedicated to peace may also help make democracy
more secure and more appealing without resorting to the use of force or
The site represents the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent
Communication: A Language of Life and founder of Educational Services
for the Center for Nonviolent Communication. This remarkable work can
be used on all levels, from the personal to the international; Rosenberg
has established peace programs in such difficult places as Rwanda, Burundi,
Serbia, Croatia and Northern Ireland. NVC, as it is called, has been officially
sanctioned by the Israeli government and is offered in schools throughout
The Mission of the Institute for Study and Practice of Nonviolence is
to teach by word and example the principles and practices of nonviolence,
and to foster community that addresses potentially violent situations
with nonviolent solutions. Based on the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., the Institute seeks to foster the Beloved Community. Its Street
Worker program is acknowledged to be a most effective way to work with
The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the
faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the
principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness
to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine. Thus, the
AFSC draws into its work people of many faiths and backgrounds who share
the values that animate its life and who bring to it a rich variety of
experiences and spiritual insights. We nurture the faith that conflicts
can be resolved nonviolently, that enmity can be transformed into friendship,
strife into cooperation, poverty into well-being, and injustice into dignity
and participation. We believe that ultimately goodness can prevail over
evil, and oppression in all its many forms can give way.
The Peace Company (Great Peace Give-Away Campaign of A Million Pieces)
Founded by Louise Diamond in 2000, she wanted to create a business that
would foster peace building, by selling products that would help people
create more peace in the world. The main product is The Peace Book:
108 Simple Ways to Make a More Peaceful World. You can participate
in The Great Peace Give-Away by purchasing one or more
boxes of The Peace Book (20 copies for $90) and give the books away between
the International Day of Peace and the holiday season. What a glorious
The Shalom Center is a network of American Jews who draw on Jewish tradition
and spirituality to seek peace and pursue justice.
Jewish Peace Fellowship is a Jewish voice in the peace movement and a
peace voice in the Jewish Community.
The Public Conversations Project promotes constructive conversations and
relationships among those having differing values and world views.
The Universal Flag intends to build a far-reaching organization to work
with people of every nation to honorable profits and experience abundance
while serving others. They have designed a Universal Flag.
Peace One Day
began with a video to raise global awareness of the International Day
of Peace on September 21 annually. The hope is to engage all sectors of
society – governmental and nongovernmental – as well as individuals
in observing this day of World Peace.
MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH !!!