Justice and Peace Issues

International Day of Peace

Celebrate the International Day of Peace by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stand together with the United Nations against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred and join with other to shape peace together. For more information about this year’s theme, click here 
You can download a Prayer Service to observe the International Day of Peace here.Pryr Serv InternationalDayofPeace



Minute of Silence/Moment of Peace: “The Peace Wave”
In 1984, in commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace and in solidarity with the United Nations, the NGO Pathways to Peace inaugurated the Minute of Silence at 12:00 Noon in each time zone, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. Individuals, organizations, communities and nations are invited to participate in this shared and practical act of peacebuilding on September 21. Click here to learn more 

The CATHOLIC  NONVIOLENCE  INITIATIVE, a project of Pax Christi International, invites us to celebrate the first ever Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action, beginning September 21 on the International Day of Peace and ending October 2 on the International Day of Nonviolence. This celebration is a time for reflection and education about the importance of nonviolence and its roots in Catholic teaching and for taking action to promote nonviolence and just peace.
Action: Pax Christi USA offers a way to commit to nonviolence by making a Vow of Non-Violence. A copy can be downloaded here






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