Saturday 21st September is the UN International Day of Peace
Schools, Churches and choirs across Cornwall are being invited to take part in any activity that will help to raise awareness for World Peace Day.
For the fourth year events are being held in Truro over three days – 20th, 21st and 22nd September. All are invited to come and be a part of this celebration to mark World Peace Day.
Otherwise, take part in any way you can, wherever you are:
If choirs are singing, please support the global choral project “One Day One Choir” which is encouraging choirs across the world to use the powerful effect that singing has to bring people together. Take a look at the website and sign up to see your singing group on the website’s world map of choirs taking part. www.onedayonechoir.org
If schools are taking part there are numerous resources to help with planning an action for peace, including notes for ‘peace assemblies’ and songs to sing, some of which are on the “One Day One Choir” website.
If churches are taking part, not only is it World Peace Day on the 21st September but it is also St Matthew’s Day – “Blessed are the Peacemakers”.
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world”. Desmond Tutu
In 2015 the UN established 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and Goal 13 is Climate Action. The theme for World Peace Day 2019 is “Climate Action for Peace” and the aim is to draw attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. On the 23rd September, the UN is convening a Climate Action Summit with concrete and realistic plans to accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement.
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