September 26, 2016, 12:24 PM
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!" and, "We want peace - No more war!"
The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr., Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative, was there along with participants in this year's Traveling Peace Academy (forty peacebuilders who spent a week together sharing stories, learning new tools for engaging conflict, and creating strategies for peace).
He observed: "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 … From the southernmost part of India, I wish everyone blessings on this International Day of Peace. May Peace Prevail on Earth."