By Rotarian Action Group For Peace
It's Peace Day 2018. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution in 1981 (sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica) that created the very first International Day of Peace. Global communities increasingly embraced the UN's idea of greeting neighbors, welcoming strangers and creating a more peaceful world, annually, on September 21st, or World Peace Day.
September 14, 2018
The Rotary Clubs of Newberg and Sherwood are working jointly this year for activities surround the UN International Day of Peace with the Newberg Clubs planning a workshop on Friday afternoon, September 21st, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, to be held at the Newberg First United Methodist Church, located at: 1205 Deborah Rd., Newberg, Oregon. The Rotary Club of Sherwood invites the community to join in the 3rd annual celebration of the International Day of Peace on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 am - 2 pm in downtown Sherwood. The event supports Rotary's mission of promoting world peace and understanding and conflict resolution.
Published in mediatorsbeyondborders.org
Help us celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was developing the Shanti Sena (Peace Army) when he was assassinated, by joining us in a dynamic conversation that will explore current applications of nonviolent civilian protection. Current approaches to protect civilians and prevent violence are insufficient to meet the needs and are often ineffective. And while military and unarmed resources, employed by multi-laterals, governments, and civil society organizations fall short of meeting the burgeoning need, effective and affordable ones must be documented and scaled up. Learn More Here
Published in FieldsofPeace.org
Soft as Water is a book of 52 meditations on peace--- peace within ourselves, peace in our relationships, and peace in our world. Each meditation consists of a one-page reading followed by a brief commentary. The readings are excerpts taken from many voices and sources---movies and memoirs, novels and history, folk tales and anecdote. The book is endorsed by Rotarian Action Group For Peace Co-Founder Harry Anastasiou.
Published in PeaceDays.ca
People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to express their commitment to peace and compassion during the ninth annual Peace Days Festival, which this year takes place September 11 to 21. “The Peace Days festival encompasses the United Nations’ International Day of Democracy (Sept. 15) and the International Day of Peace (Sept. 21), whose theme this year is ‘The Right to Peace.’
By Laurie Smolenski, Published in Rotary International
When I learned about the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a think tank dedicated to using empirical research to better understand the drivers of peace, as a Rotary Peace Fellow in 2016, I was fascinated. The idea that peace – which often lives in a lofty realm of aspiration and emotions – could be articulated in concrete metrics, underpinned by data, and visualized through heat maps and charts was new and profoundly impactful to me.