Celebrating the UN’s 25th International Day of Peace — Sept. 21, 2006

September 19th, 2006 - by admin

– 2006-09-19 23:39:03

2006 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.
Over 900 organizations from 175 countries will hold Peace Day events including parades, fasts, conferences, festivals, gatherings, films, service projects, ceremonies, childrens activities, parties and peace vigils.

World Peace Emerging is proud to announce our first PDF Special Report “Yes, Peace Is Possible”, showcasing many of the top activities happening on September 21st and the surrounding days. In this FULL COLOR 40 page report, you will find out more about local and global events you can participate in or watch on TV.

Many events will happen in dozens of countries, some simultaneously. Find interviews and stories, and learn more about the groups involved who devote their lives year round to real lasting peace. Discover the steps they’ve mapped out to achieve World Peace in our lifetime. Read about events held globally and locally, even in your home town. We invite you to join us !

Were you worried that the world doesn’t long for Peace as deeply as you do? Check out these Peace Day events !

1700 supporting organizations in over 190 nations!
More than 900 events in 175 countries:

The International Day of Peace is meant to be a day of global cease-fire, when all countries and all people stop all hostilities for the entire day. And it is a day on which people around the world observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time. ….. Let us pledge to do our utmost to carry out the important decisions on peace.”
~ Kofi Annan –United Nations Secretary-General

GLOBAL EVENTS include the UN’s moment of silence, which 1 billion people participate in:

* Pinwheels For Peace reports 500 confirmed locations
* Service For Peace reports chapters in 30 countries organizing service projects
* United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circles and
*The World Peace Prayer Society report more than 50 planned interfaith events
* ThinkPeace.net reports 45 comedy clubs participating
* Earthdance reports 250 events planned in 50 countries
* 11 Days of Global Unity reports 225 events in 60 countries
* 11 Days of Forgiving events taking place in more than 50 cities
* Peace One Day reports commitments received from 165 countries
* Mayors For Peace (in 1400 cities) calling for Minute of Silence for Peace
* Code Pink reports over 4500 in 22 countries participating in fast for peace
* Declaration of Peace reports 180 organizations participating
* The Peace Alliance reports 78 cities participating in the Walk for Peace
* Environment Online reports schools in 60 countries planting trees for peace
* The International Day of Peace Vigil reports over 150 vigils posted

Find out more about these and other events listed by location, to find events near you, or to list your event – visit:

Countries with Posted Events:

• AFRICA— Algeria | Angola | Benin | Botswana | Burkina | Burundi | Cameroon | Central African Republic | Chad | Comoros | Congo | Côte d’ Ivoire | Democratic Republic of Congo | Djibouti | Egypt | Equitorial Guinea | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Gabon | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Libya | Madagascar | Malawi | Mali | Mauritania | Mauritius | Morocco | Mozambique | Namibia | Niger | Nigeria | Rwanda | Senegal | Seychelles | Sierra Leone | Somalia | South Africa | Sudan | Swaziland | Tanzania | Togo | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe

• ASIA— Afghanistan | Bahrain | Bangladesh | Bhutan | Brunei | Burma (Myanmar) | Cambodia | China | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Iran | Israel | Japan | Jordan | Kazakhstan | Korea | Kuwait | Kyrgyzstan | Lebanon | Malaysia | Maldives | Mongolia | Myanmar | Nepal | Oman | Pakistan | Palestine |Philippines | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Singapore | Sri Lanka | Syria | Taiwan | Tajikistan | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Turkey | Turkmenistan | United Arab Emirates | Uzbekistan | Vietnam | Yemen

• EUROPE— Albania | Andorra | Armenia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia & Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Georgia | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia | Malta | Moldova | Monaco | Montenegro | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania (Romanian)(English)| Russia | Scotland | Serbia & Montenegro | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Wales

• NORTH AMERICA— Andorra | Aruba | Bahamas | Barbados | Belize | Canada | Cayman Islands | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Honduras | Jamaica | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Puerto Rico | St. Kitts & Nevis | St. Lucia | St. Vincent & The Grenadines | Trinidad & Tobago | US Virgin Islands | USA: ALL 50 States & DC

vOCEANIA— Australia | Cook Islands | Fiji | Guam | Kiribati | Marshall Islands | Micronesia | New Caledonia | New Zealand | Papua New Guinea | Tuvalu | Western Samoa

• SOUTH AMERICA— Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela

Available in PRINT – just $19.95 (USD)
Your purchase supports our work at World Peace Emerging.com

A Peace Wave Card is an inspiring and beautiful business card sized “greeting card” that is passed along from person to person. The quotes themselves resonate deeply with many people, and the gesture involved in gifting these cards serves as a profound reminder of the truths we share.

An exciting feature of the “PeaceWave” campaign is the ability to track each card as it makes its journey of peace across the world. Each PeaceWave card features a unique ID Number on the back that allows you to go online and track the journey that each individual card creates!

Once you pass the card along to someone else, encourage them to do the same. You can then visit the website to track the progress of each PeaceWave Card around the world. Currently over 700,000 Passalong Cards are in circulation in over 80 countries.

There are 5 beautiful and different “PeaceWave” cards that you can purchase in sets of 100 or as a combination-pack with 20 cards from each of the five different designs. (Business card size)

5 Card 100 Pack Set – $24.97
ORDER Your Peace Wave Cards TODAY!
50 CARDS – $14.97 100 CARDS – $24.97
250 CARDS – $49.97 500 CARDS – $79.97

Festivals & Events

Green Festival, Northwest Ireland
Sept 15- 24, 2006, Alberton, Leitrim, Ireland
The festival will raise awareness about composting, waste prevention, energy conservation, alternative architecture and local and organic food production. Leitrim has an outstanding reputation for organic food production, which is often overlooked and many people in Leitrim and the wider Northwest have adopted a greener more environmental friendly lifestyle.

The festival will network producers and consumers. Some businesses, schools and communities will take on a ‘green’ approach and some pubs and restaurants will offer organic dishes, wine and beer and Fair Trade coffee and tea. Food stalls, demonstrations, talks, guided tours, music, children’s events and organic food in the café. http://www.thegreenfestival.com/

Earthdance September 16, 2006
Join the tenth year of the Global Festival for Peace, which unites over 250 locations in 50 countries through music and dance in celebration of peace.

The highlight of the Earthdance event is a simultaneous dance-floor link up, when every event across the world plays the Prayer for Peace. Morning in the Australian rainforest, midnight in London, and sunrise over the Himalayas, the Prayer for Peace is a profound and powerful moment that unifies our intentions for World peace and healing. http://www.earthdance.org/

Commemorate World Peace Day September 21
The premise of this beautiful and inspirational little book is that peace is simple—universally held as a common desire of all people regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religious beliefs. The quotes represent widely divergent political, cultural and historical perspectives. Give Peace, a perfect gift for the holidays.

PEACE Quotes & Aspirations
Compiled & Edited by Tammy Ruggles
168 pages, 5-1/2 x 5-1/2
ISBN: 1-57416-083-4 (paper) $9.95

“Peace be with you” …… Genesis

With its origins in Genesis, Peace has been the altruistic aspiration of all generations of humanity without any regard to creed, religious, political or geographic distinction since the beginning of recorded history. The human race has repeatedly even gone to war to assert and defend their inalienable right to peace. With this small and powerful book we hope to express a global consensus that peace is possible and pass that on to the next generation.

The premise of this beautiful and inspirational little book is that peace is simple—universally held as a common desire of all people regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religious beliefs. The quotes represent widely divergent political, cultural and historical perspectives.

Themes include visions of peace, inner peace, proactive peace, peace and justice, disturbing the peace and peaceful solutions. This book can serve to remind us that peace is simple — universally held as a common desire of all peoples regardless of nationality, ethnicity or religious beliefs.

Give Peace, a perfect book for the holidays!

A Few Sample Quotes

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels,
we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
— Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright

Peace comes within the souls of men when they realize their oneness with the universe.
— Black Elk, Oglala Sioux spiritual leader

When the power of love overcomes the love of power , the world will know peace.
— Jimi Hendrix, American musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter

No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever.
— Menachem Begin, Former prime minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
— Lao-tse, Chinese Philosopher, 6th Century BC

The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.
— Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial arts expert and founder of Aikido

Compassion and love are not mere luxuries. As the source of both inner and external peace, they are fundamental to the continued survival of our species.
— The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual and temporal leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Shall I tell you what acts are better than fasting, charity and prayers? Making peace between enemies are such acts;
For enmity and malice tear up the heavenly rewards by the roots.
— Prayer from the Islamic tradition

Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty.
— Oscar Romero, Martyred Archbishop of El Salvador

Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
— Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom
— Malcolm X, African-American nationalist and Muslim leader

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
— Mahatma Gandhi, (Mohandas K. Gandhi) Indian leader and peace activist

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, men other-centered can build up I still believe that one day mankind will bow before the altars of God and be crowned triumphant over war and bloodshed, and nonviolent redemptive goodwill will proclaim the rule of the land.
— Martin Luther King, Jr. , American clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush; anxious for greater developments and greater wishes and so on; so that children have very little time for their parents; parents have very little time for each other; and the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.
— Mother Teresa, Albanian Christian missionary in India and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honor and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.
— George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and essayist

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
— Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States

Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.” There is an invisible book of life that faithfully records our vigilance or our neglect.
“The moving finger writes, and
having writ moves on…”
We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.
This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos and community.
— Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner

I am not here as a public official, but as a citizen of a troubled world who finds hope in a growing consensus that the generally accepted goals of society are peace, freedom, human rights,
environmental quality, the alleviation of suffering and the rule of law.
— James Earl Carter, 39th president of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

We who know the art of prayer can change the vibration and magnetic psyche of the Earth.
We can transform the wave of destruction
into an ocean of peace through our prayer
and through our meditation.
— Yogi Bhajan, Global leader in both the Sikh and interfaith communities and a master of Kundalini Yoga

Living out a witness to peace has to do with everyday choices about the work we do, the relationships we build, what part we take in politics, what we buy, how we raise our children. It is a matter of fostering relationships and structures—from personal to international—which are strong and healthy enough to contain conflict when it arises and allow its creative resolution.
— Mary Lou Leavitt, American Quaker writer and peace advocate

The best way to destroy an enemy is
to make him a friend.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States

To love another person is to see the face of God.
— Victor Hugo , French writer