September 17, 2013 > International Day of Peace, Nabeela Raza Sajjad
International Day of Peace, Nabeela Raza Sajjad
The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The day is also used to educate and create public awareness about issues relating to peace, urging all to end hostilities and come together for the common good.
The 2013 theme is "Education for Peace," a call to establish educational programs and engage a wider range of people in peace building activities. "It is not enough to teach children how to read, write, and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive, and peaceful societies," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Tri-City residents will gather by the Peace Pole at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont to mark this occasion. Please join us as we unite with millions of people of all faith traditions throughout the world to pray for peace. After a short testimony for peace there will be a "Walk for Peace" around Lake Elizabeth.
The International Day of Peace is being sponsored by Interfaith Women of Peace and Pax Christi. For information regarding Interfaith Women of Peace, please contact Sister Ramona Bascom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
International Day of Peace
Saturday, Sept 21
40000 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(Sailway Dr. near Boat House)