Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

My peace muse took a short break, and therefore, I'm left postless. So, I shall leave you with a small list of peace movements there ever were (courtesy of search engines)

1. Day of Silence for Peace (source: wikipedia)
Also known as The Peace Movement, the Day of Silence for Peace follows the tradition of rallies that use silence to be noticed. Participants wear a piece of white cloth across their mouths with Peace written on it to symbolize their unity and readiness to change their world. It means they are tired of the status quo, and are willing to challenge it. It hopes to achieve unity and a sense of empowerment for its participants - including the knowledge that they can have an impact without traveling to the far reaches of the earth.
The first Day of Silence for Peace took place on October 23, 2007.

2. In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution 55/282 declaring 21 September of each year as the International Day of Peace. (source: worldpeaceday.org)
3. Mercy Corps - Many of the root causes of poverty can be found in conflict over resources, philosophies and goals. Mercy Corps believes that engaging potential adversaries in productive dialogue can lead to mutually-beneficial solutions and positive, peaceful change for communities and entire regions.
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4 comments:

  1. Those are good bits of information to share.

    Peace to you and yours on this Blog Blast day.

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  2. Interesting information.... and peace does Rock... Thanks for dropping by Raven's Nest. Peace.

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  3. All worthy endeavors. Thanks for highlighting these for us. And thank you for blogging for peace today.

    Peace to you and yours,
    Mimi

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