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International Day of Peace

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, International Day of Peace – or “Peace Day” – was declared as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. URI has been a proud partner of International Day of Peace since our network's inception in 2000. 

This year’s theme is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All" and it promises to be marked by various activities and events, ranging from peace walks to concerts, as well as art showcases, community outreach and peace education programs.

“In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. “We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbors as ‘the other’. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people — and societies — from achieving their full potential.”

He added, “Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.”

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CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD IN CELEBRATION OF IDP!

Label: Featured Cooperation Circles

GreenFaith Australia CC

Southeast Asia and the Pacific,
125 members

African Youth Peace Initiatives

Africa,
175 members

Rainbow CC

Asia,
50 members

URI CC Lienz/Austria

Europe,
7 members

Afrikayyah Interfaith Council

Multi-Region,
18 members

Women and Spirituality CC

Multi-Region,
26 members

Volunteering for Peace CC

Middle East and North Africa,
95 members

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics CC

North America,
12 members

Blantyre CC

Africa,
28 members

Global Compassion

Africa,
30 members

Mid-Hudson Valley CC

North America,
18 members

Prolife Interfaith Kenya

Africa,
330 members

Lalitamba

North America,
7 members

Gulshan Foundation CC

Asia,
7 (seven) members

Zero Limits CC

Asia,
35 members

URI Aarhus Cooperation Circle

Europe,
8 members

Ektaan CC

Asia,
125 members

Ahle Aman Society AASS CC

Asia,
8 members

Bokaro Peace Circle

Asia,
7 (seven) members

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October 17, 2016 9:24 AM

The Weekly Shot: Feeding the Hungry

Hope in Life Foundation, working alongside One Global Family Foundation, Council of Interfaith and Indigenous Women, Shirdi Sai Temple, and Tarzana, collaboratively served over 300 homeless and low-income people and families.

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September 30, 2016 3:47 PM

URI Inaugurates River Rights Campaign in South India

URI inaugurated the River Rights Campaign in South India.

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Abraham Karickam

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September 27, 2016 4:42 PM

URI South India Lays Interfaith Centre Foundation Stone

Rev. Dr. Victor Kazanjian, URI Executive Director, blessed the foundation stone for an Interfaith Centre at Meenpidippara, Kottarakkara on September 21st (IDP) in the presence of all TPA delegates and friends. 

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Abraham Karickam

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September 26, 2016 6:10 PM

International Day of Peace Celebrated in Pakistan

The celebration of International Day of Peace was organized at Peace Center in Lahore, and started with prayers from the Christian, Muslim, and Hindu sacred books.

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September 26, 2016 12:24 PM

Weekly Shot: Kerala Peace Day Parade

On the International Day of Peace September 21st, children and teachers from the Karickam School, a URI Cooperation Circle in Kerala, India, marched through their village chanting "Peace, Peace, Peace - We want peace!"

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September 21, 2016 12:08 PM

International Day of Peace 2016

See how the URI community throughout the world is celebrating the International Day of Peace 2016. Please check back soon - this page is being updated with stories and photos from all URI International Day of Peace activities.

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URI News Desk

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September 21, 2016 11:34 AM

Happy International Day of Peace

Young and old, people of different nationalities, cultures, and religions, we walked side by side connected to one another by our common desire for peace in our lives and in our communities and in our world.

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September 19, 2016 3:44 PM

Get Yourself on the Peace Map!

This Wednesday, September 21, is the 2016 International Day of Peace! Here's how to join the action.

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June 14, 2016 3:16 PM

11 Days of Global Unity: Moving from Vision to Action!

URI is partnering with the Shift Network for the 11 Days of Global Unity Summit to celebrate progress on critical global issues! 

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Monica Willard

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January 25, 2016 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Dove Release for Peace

Hope in Life Foundation, a URI Multi-Region Cooperation Circle, held a “Message of Peace Releasing Ceremony” on the International Day of Peace 2015.

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