URI and the UN's International Day of Peace - 2014

23 September 2014

In Kerala State, in South India, Young Leaders Program Coordinator Matthew Youde (left) watches as Karickam International Public Schools teacher Rajukutty K O Karikom releases a peace dove 

International Day of Peace (IDP) 2014 brought together people from all over the URI network to honor the work of peacebuilding, community, education, and "The Right of Peoples to Peace." Below, find listed many of this year's Peace Day activities, sorted by region:




URI at the UN Cooperation Circle led by URI UN Representative Monica Willard and Deborah Moldow, UN Representative for the World Peace Prayer Society: Annual IDP observance at UN headquarters in New York.

World Peace Meditation: 20-minute global meditation through URI partners

Religions for the Earth Conference: A gathering of more than 200 faith leaders in New York City



URI Africa: Interfaith prayer and panel discussion with the UN Africa office

Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI): Panel discussion

Action For Fundamental Change And Development: UNICEF conference

Faiths Together Uganda: Peace Drums event

The Africa Centre for Peace Building in Ghana: Youth Peace Forum  

The Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna State, Nigeria: Youth programs, sports and panel discussions


Youth Society for Peace in Nepal: Youth Program

Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena CC in Sri Lanka: Lecture and Film on Gandhi

PEACE CC in West India: High school and children's peace programs

Ektaan Cooperation Circle, Tagore Peace Circle and Manbazar Chandra Memorial CC in East India: Peace Painting Competition and Peace Rally

Karickam International Public Schools (KIPS) in Kottarakara, India: Peace Rally and children's activities

URI Pakistanrelease of "Path of Love: A Call for Interfaith Harmony" by Father James Channan and panel discussion in Lahore


URI Europe in Bulgaria: A panel discussion and radio hour with the theme: "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity"

URI in Bulgaria: Gathering with Jorsala project for peace walk and discussions 

URI Germany and DMLB CC in Dortmund, Germany: Meal and interfaith prayer with Sufi community 

Euro-Asia in Novosibirsk, Russia: Performance, workshops, children's programs and flag ceremony


Campinas CC in Brazil will hold "Healing the world with the Light and the Power of the Source" in partnership with the Brahma Kumaris.

Misiones Unidas CC, and De La Unidad, La Reconciliation Y La Sanacion in Argentina: Rounds of Peace Gathering 

Foro Espiritual De Santiago Por La Paz CC in Chile: Interfaith Prayer 

Proyecto Tercer Milenio CC in Argentina: peace pole planting

Escuela De Amour CC in Argentina: "Happy are those who build peace" event with primary school children


Abrahamic Reunion: Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders gathering
Volunteering for Peace CC: "International Day of Peace message to Gaza" campaign


NOWTIME Radio CC: Special IDP radio program hosted by Audri Scott Williams and airing 12Noon ET, available online



OC Interfaith Coalition for the EnvironmentSARAH and Compassion Action Network, California, USA: Peace Festivals with special guests

San Francisco Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco, USA: screening of the film Waking in Oak Creek followed by an interfaith concert in the evening   

Euphrates Institute: A two-week trip through Israel, Palestine, and Jordan, meeting peacemakers 



URI SEA-Pac: In the Philippines, a panel discussion on peacebuilding for medical and business professionals