Friday, September 28, 2007

International Day of Peace in "The Town"

Peace and blessings,

"God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God."

-Matthew 5:9 (NIV)

About a week or so ago, I posted a piece on a postive dialogue that took place between
  • a Christian, a Muslim, and an Atheist,
  • and discussed a couple of ways in which this dialogue can hopefylly be indicative of inter-belief discussions that need to take place in this increasingly diverse country and world. As of last Friday, 9/21, another example of hope emerged as the
  • International Day of Peace was held in Oakland, Ca.
  • The event, which was held in downtown, brought together different organizations and faiths (e.g. Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders to name a few) to pray (and fast) for and promote peace in Oakland.

    This event was part of the larger
  • International Day of Peace,
  • which was established via the passing of a resolution in 1981, and updated on 2001 to be held on September 21 of every year. This day of peace,

    “Invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate, in an appropriate manner, the International Day of Peace, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire.”
    Quote taken from
  • World Peace.

  • For anyone who attended, please share your thoughts on how the event went. For those who did not attend or who are hearing about this for the first time, what do you think about the idea? What does/would peace look like to you? Personal? Domestic? Global? Stay blessed, encouraged, and speekonit...

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