International Day of Peace
Today is the International Day of Peace, with millions around the world celebrating the hope and possibility of living in peace! The Peaceweek has a truly fantastic program lined up for today with top leaders like Michael Bernard Beckwith (9:00 am), Nobel Laureate Betty Williams (noon), and an evening peace council with members of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers (6:30 pm)!
Peacemakers are particularly invited for active participation today in:
- A minute of silence at noon local time
- Community Peace Offering ceremony at 5 pm Pacific time in which we invite our full community to offer poetry, quotes, prayers, or songs that express and invite peace. Bring your favorite and share!
- Legislative Action – help pass the crucial Youth Promise Act in Congress (see full description below)
- Tweet for Peace – Help send 1 Million Tweets for Peace, using dozens of quotes or options from our sample list here.
Today’s Events (for bios, click here). For time zone conversion, click here. Use the call-in sent to you upon registration. If you have trouble with your PIN or never received it from MaestroConference, contact email@example.com
- 8:45 am to 9:00 am – Songs for Peace with folk legend Pete Seeger
- 9:00 am to 9:30 am – Personal Peace Practices with Michael Bernard Beckwith(founder of Agape)
- 11:00 am to 11:58 am- Building Peace in a World of Conflict: A Conversation with 2 Veteran Peace Makers, Susan Collins-Marks and Ambassador John McDonald
- 11:58 am to 12:01 pm – Million Minutes for Peace – Join Millions Globally for 1 Minute of Silence at Noon with an Introduction starting at 11:58am
- 12:01 pm to 1:00 pm – Dialogue with Nobel Laureate Betty Williams and Peace Day catalyst Avon Mattison
- 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm – Economics of Peace with Georgia Kelley, executive director of Praxis Peace Institute
- 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Summer of Peace 2012 with Stephen Dinan, creator of PeaceWeek
- 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – How to Enhance the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace and Implement the UN Programme of Action on This Matter withAmbassador Anwarul Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations
- 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Youth Promise Act with Aaron Voldman, director of the Student Peace Alliance
- 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm – Community Peace Offering Ceremony with host James O’Dea, Fred Johnson, and Barbara Marx Hubbard
- 6:30 pm – Members and Supporters of the Indigenous Grandmother’s Council: Council Ambassador Jyoti, Grandmother Aama Bombo, Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Grandmother Rita Pitka Blumenstein, Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong, and Marie Meade
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