Thursday, September 27, 2012

[SDCPJ] International Day of Peace -- San Diego events 9/20 and 922

International Day of Peace -- September 21, 2012

Each year on September 21, the United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. In the quest for peace, the Universal Peace Federation and its Ambassadors for Peace around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year. The theme for 2012 is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future."  Learn more:  http://www.upf.org/united-nations/peace-day
The Culture of Peace Intitiative also has many resources for International Day of Peace and for Building a Culture of Peace:
http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/
We hope that you will be able to take part in one of the local Day of Peace activities below and/or spend some time on September 21st thinking about how we can make every day a day of peace.
San Diego Events: 
Thursday, September 20:  "Standing Together in Peace"Peace Fair and Interfaith Vigil, Cherokee Point Elementary School and Park, 3735 38th Street, San Diego, CA 92105.  We invite you to join us in honor of the UN's International Day of Peacehttp://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday and Day of Prayer for Peace (since 2004).

Peace Fair 4-6pm: Booths, Musical Performances, Food, Meet your Elected Officials

Interfaith Vigil 6-7pm: Peace from different faith perspectives: Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Quaker, Muslim, and others.  At the conclusion of the interfaith sharing and prayer time, we will have a candle lighting ceremony and singing together.   The Peace Day Steering Committee includes:  Cherokee Point Elementary, First Church of the Brethren, National Conflict Resolution Center, Peace Resource Center of San Diego, San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers), San Diego Police Department, Wellness & Restorative Practice Partnership, Unity Church, and more!

Questions? Contact Pastor Sara 619-573-5784

Thursday, September 20:  "International Day of Peace Celebration, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Garden of the Sky Plaza, 12:15-2:15 p.m.   Directions and map:  http://www.sandiego.edu/peacestudies/venue/direction.php

Saturday, September 22:  Women's Museum of California International  Day of Peace Celebration, Special recognition of Nonal Cannon, 2 p.m., Liberty Station, Pt. Loma.  Info: 619-233-7963.

This information brought to you by The Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.prcsd.org  info@prcsd.org  619-263-9301
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