Tag: Peace

United Nations | International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October 2016

  The 2nd October 2016 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence, and is the same date as the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.   2017 message from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:… Continue Reading United Nations | International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October 2016

International Day of Peace | 21 September 2016

Wednesday 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace, which is observed and celebrated by nations around the world every year on this day.   This year, the theme designated by the United Nations is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”   The 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to build a more prosperous and fair world for… Continue Reading International Day of Peace | 21 September 2016

International Day Against Nuclear Tests, 29 August | United Nations

  August 29th is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.   According to the United Nations, over 2000 nuclear tests have occurred throughout the world since 1945 (when the first was conducted), with little regard for the effect such testing has on human life or on the environment.… Continue Reading International Day Against Nuclear Tests, 29 August | United Nations

Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust – A day of Worldwide Faith Climate Action | 12th June 2016

FAITHS RISING FOR PEOPLE & PLANET Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust is a worldwide, multi-faith day of prayer & action for the planet and a call for world leaders to commit to a 1.5 degree limit on global temperature rise.   Six months after world leaders reached the Paris Agreement, communities around the world will come… Continue Reading Sacred Earth, Sacred Trust – A day of Worldwide Faith Climate Action | 12th June 2016

Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

Joshua J. McElwee  |  Apr. 14, 2016 The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. Members of a three-day event co-hosted by the… Continue Reading Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 8 May – 15 May: National Council of Churches Resources

  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity this year will be observed in Australia from 8th May to 15th May, with a focus on the theme for 2016: “Called to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord” (cf. 1 Peter 2:9).   The National Council of Churches in Australia (NCCA) have provided a number of useful… Continue Reading Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 8 May – 15 May: National Council of Churches Resources

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

April 7th is the United Nations’ International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, which marks the start date of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Every year around that date the United Nations holds commemorative events at United Nations offices around the world.   For information on this year’s events: click here Background information on… Continue Reading International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6th April is the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a day that signifies the UN’s recognition of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development (IDSDP website). “Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

“The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is an opportunity to renew our commitment to building a world of justice and equality where xenophobia and bigotry do not exist. We must learn the lessons of history and acknowledge the profound damage caused by racial discrimination.” – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday 21st March is the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21st March, 2016

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