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International Day of Peace

The 21st September is the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. Last year, Act for Peace supporters joined the global day of action by calling for peace in the Middle East. The theme was “The Right of Peoples to Peace” with its central message that humanity’s sustainable progress and the realization of fundamental rights and freedoms depend on peace and security.

You responded by praying for peace in Palestine and Israel and signing the #wearehuman pledge. We know when we come together as a global community we can help create the change we want to see. The International Day of Peace is our big opportunity to call for an end to devastating conflicts around the world.

We hope you will join us again this year - we will be in touch with ways for you to get involved.

“Let us stand in solidarity with the civilians killed by terrorism and war, the traumatised families whose homes and futures lie in ruins, the countries whose development has been set back by decades.

History has shown that, no matter how fierce, conflict can end, peace can prevail and reconciliation can triumph.  On 21 September, at concerts around the world -- in major cities and small towns, in conflict zones and peaceful communities – people will broadcast this essential message.  They will celebrate the value of human diversity and the strength of our unity.”

– Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

2014 Resources

For churches

If you would like to hold a special service on the International Day of Peace, we have provided a number of resources which are available to download here.

You may also like to hold a special emergency appeal collection for Gaza or Iraq. If you would like some emergency appeal envelopes, please call us on 1800 025 101 or email info@actforpeace.org.au

View Resources For Churches

Visit www.dayofpeaceaustralia.com for more info about the International Day of Peace in Australia

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.