The United Nations International Day of Peace is September 21. This special day provides an opportunity for all of humanity to come together, in spirit and in action, for greater peace. This global day is observed by millions of people worldwide. Organizations, citizens and governments, organize to engage in peace-related activities in education, the arts, spirituality, the environment, social justice, community, sports, public service, and more.
International Peace Day at UUSMC
On Sunday, September 24, the Children and Youth of Mill Creek will celebrate the International Day of Peace by flying the Peace Doves they created together in their RE classes. By flying their Peace Doves, our Children and Youth share their hope that we will one day live in harmony with nature and with one another.
You can observe International Day of Peace too!
Take time for quiet reflection, volunteer in your community, commit to a more peaceful home, share your time and energy with someone who needs support, learn about a global issue related to people or the environment. All are great ways you can engage in this global day.
Roots & Shoots
UUSMC children and youth will be participating in the Roots & Shoots program, a youth service program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall. Roots & Shoots fosters respect and compassion for all living things, promotes understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspires each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.
(Peace Dove Image: Roots & Shoots celebrations of the International Day of Peace in Australia, courtesy of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Australia, 2015)