URI's IDP 2014 celebrations

23 September 2014, 12:40 AM
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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:

 

 

Global       

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

Cooperation Circles Involved

Faiths Together Uganda

"Our purpose: to promote inter-spiritual values; harmonize the different minority faiths; advocate for respect, transparency, and fairness; and eliminate corrupt and compromised practices that create indifferences among the different faiths in the world. In addition to the above, we promote equal and significant opportunities for all, while encouraging worthwhile participation of different communities as key players in numerous activities and initiatives that have a bearing on their wellbeing as people of faith thus fostering sustainable development."

Ektaan CC

"Our purpose is: to foster healing through music, art and culture; to create a communal platform of cross-cultural dialogue; to develop understanding among traditions through shared learning; and to aim for a peaceful, blissful community."

Tagore Peace Circle

“Our purpose is to promote communal harmony and peace through tagore philosophy and by promoting art and music.”

Euro-Asia CC

"Our purpose is to encourage people in the region to unite in the name of the common good and to promote interfaith cooperation between people of all races, cultures, social status. We also wish to share our Siberian heritage and in turn, learn about other nations."

The Abrahamic Reunion CC

“Our purpose is to bring healing and reconciliation to the Children of Abraham in the Holy Land. Religious leaders from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze communities come together to rebuild trust in the religious community. They travel as a group throughout the world speaking about the Holy Land and giving hope that peace is possible.”

NOWTIME Radio

"Our purpose is to build bridges that unite cultures, races and religious/spiritual differences through the power of sharing stories and passions for peace, justice and a sustainable future for generations to come using the medium of radio broadcasting."