Your action for change
Thousands of people across Australia and millions around the world joined the global day of action.
In November 2013, we took your petition signatures and messages of peace straight to the Foreign Ministers’ Office in Canberra. The government acknowledged your actions in our meeting, and they heard your message loud and clear.
You signed the Act for Peace petition for change, and wrote your messages of peace on paper doves which were hung up in churches and community centres nationwide. There was also a big noise on social media, as your Facebook messages and Tweets for peace reached tens of thousands of people.
Hundreds of churches voiced their support, marking the International Day of Peace in their Sunday services and collecting petition signatures in their local shopping centres. There were also a number of church-led inter-faith forums, with Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish speakers sharing how their faith strengthens their commitment to global peace.
“On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world… Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might.” Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General