Tag: Peace

International Day of Peace_21st September 2021

www.un.org The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Manuel Elías   2021 Theme: Recovering better for… Continue Reading International Day of Peace_21st September 2021

Catholic Support for Afghans

www.socialjustice.org.au “The Australian Bishops’ Office for Justice, Ecology and Peace have co-signed a letter urging Federal Parliamentarians to take seven urgent and decisive actions to support and protect Afghan citizens and asylum seekers overseas and within Australia….” Click here to read more…   PRAYER OF SOLIDARITY – FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN  (pdf) AUGUST 2021… Continue Reading Catholic Support for Afghans

World Science Day for Peace and Development_10th November

  World Science Day for Peace and Development 10th November Electric cars line up at the official start of the Zero Emissions Race outside the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré Celebrated every 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and… Continue Reading World Science Day for Peace and Development_10th November

75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion_16th July 2020

  Japanese Bishops’ Peace Message 75 Years After the War by OSJ 07/03/2020 Seventy-five years have passed since the Battle of Okinawa, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the end of the Second World War, and the founding of the United Nations. Reflecting on these events, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan note that the… Continue Reading 75th Anniversary of the First Nuclear Explosion_16th July 2020

International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

  www.un.org During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. UN Photo (1982) Background Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the… Continue Reading International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

53rd World Day of Peace_01 January 2020

Peace as a Journey of Hope (pdf) (Message from Pope Francis)   Evangelisation Prayer intention for evangelisation ? Promotion of World Peace We pray that Christians, followers of other religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world. https://youtu.be/Q_wlGnv0xNE 02 Jan 2020 Pope’s January prayer intention: Promotion of world peace Pope… Continue Reading 53rd World Day of Peace_01 January 2020

International Day of UN Peacekeepers_29th May 2019 

  International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29 May 2019  Home Background Messages Medal Awards Resources Videos UN Observances In 2017, Bangladesh sent two female combat pilots to the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi. Photo: MONUSCO/Force “United Nations peacekeeping is a proven… Continue Reading International Day of UN Peacekeepers_29th May 2019 

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2019

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21 May 2019 Home Background Resources UN Observances Members of Mongolia’s National Academic Ensemble of Folk Song and Dance perform at the 2011 UN Day Concert, under the theme “Celebrating Cultural Diversity.” UN Photo/Ryan Brown Why does cultural diversity matter? Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2019

International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2019

  International Day of Living Together in Peace  16 May 2019 Home Background Resources UN Observances The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) commemorates the International Day of Peace by releasing doves, a symbol of peace. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen… Continue Reading International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2019

Election Statement – Politics in Service of Peace, and Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker

  Bishops Call For Politics That Promote Peace Common Good  (April 2019) Dear Friends,   As we move towards the celebration of the Easter Triduum, we are conscious of our society’s need for renewal. Here are two resources to assist your Diocese in the social dimension of its evangelising mission.   Politics in Service of… Continue Reading Election Statement – Politics in Service of Peace, and Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker

JEDO Explores Peace in Discipleship with Christ

JEDO explores peace in discipleship with Christ 28 Mar 2019 by The Record Carol Mitchell delivered at the 2019 Gospel Non-Violence and the World Day of Peace Message workshop, held on Thursday 28 February at the Newman Siena Centre. Photo: Beryl Rahman from JEDO. By Amanda Murthy Channelling the message of peace of Christ through conversation… Continue Reading JEDO Explores Peace in Discipleship with Christ

MESSAGE of the Holy Father Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace_1st January 2019

Good politics is at the service of peace Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace Pope Francis  MESSAGE POPE FRANCIS PEACE POLITICS Pope Francis: Good politics is at the service of peace The Holy See Press Office publishes Pope Francis’ Message for the 52nd World Day of Peace By Christopher Wells “Peace… Continue Reading MESSAGE of the Holy Father Francis for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace_1st January 2019

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for November 2018

Universal:  In the Service of Peace That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict. A broken world 2. While the last century knew the devastation of two deadly World Wars, the threat of nuclear war and a great number of other conflicts, today, sadly, we find ourselves engaged in… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for November 2018

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