Friday, September 21, 2007

International Day of Peace


In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Peace and designated September 21st as the annual date for observation of one day of worldwide focus on peace and non-violence.

An ever-expanding number of people around the globe, representing a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, have committed to the task of working with other like-minded individuals and groups for an International Day of Peace Vigil with the following objective:

"To encourage worldwide, 24-hour spiritual observations for peace and non-violence on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2007 in every house of worship and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals, and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world."

This global 24-hour spiritual observation for peace is meant to demonstrate the power of prayer and other spiritual practices in promoting peace and preventing violent conflict. These worldwide spiritual observances will also help raise public awareness of the International Day of Peace and directly support the establishment of a global ceasefire. Individuals and groups are invited to support this worldwide initiative by committing to hold a 24-hour vigil on September 21, 2007.

In honor of this day, I focus on remaining as peace filled and serene as I personally, can maintain for today. I open myself up to the deepest well of spiritual energies and I hold that place in thought, word and deed...for as long as I can, for as deep as I can :)

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View of Horse and Colt Islands from North Douglas Island Rd, Douglas, Alaska

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back. I hope you have a peaceful day.

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.