Wednesday, September 23, 2009

International Day of Peace

by Corbyn Small

In case you missed it, the 21st of September was not just the last day of summer… it was also International Day of Peace as well!

In 2002 the UN declared this date the permanent Day of Peace. It has been suggested that "Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace."

Yesterday Plant With Purpose joined hundreds of students, faculty, and non-profit organizations at the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego as the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice hosted a celebration of peace. The event included a peace march, dove release, moment of silence, and inspirational speakers from around the world encouraging anyone and everyone to celebrate peace.

If you are ever interested in hosting a Plant With Purpose table at an event or even just joining staff and volunteer to help out, please contact Also keep your eye on the calendar of events on facebook or our webpage.

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