Last year, spiritual and faith leaders and communities made more people aware of Peace Day through their actions than any other sector. From the largest and most authoritative faith-based representative bodies, councils, and NGOs, to preeminent and prominent spiritual heads and holy houses of worship, hundreds of millions have been mobilized in support of Peace Day worldwide.
If you would like to connect with faith-based or spiritual organisations and like-minded individuals participating in Peace Day in your area, or have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the Peace One Day team by emailing faith[at]peaceoneday.org
JOIN THE MOVEMENT CALLING FOR GLOBAL CEASEFIRE AND NON-VIOLENCE ON 21 SEPTEMBER
Please join Religions for Peace International, the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders, the World Council of Religious Leaders, United Religions Initiative and many others in inviting the world's religious and spiritual communities to observe a 24-hour spiritual observation for peace, non-violence and ceasefire on Peace Day, 21 September.
Religious communities are the largest civil institutions in the world, claiming the allegiance of billions spanning race, class and national divides. A peaceful world is only possible with the collaboration of the world’s religious communities.
Collaborative action on the day saves lives. Peace Day activity in Afghanistan resulted in a 70% reduction of violence, and immunisation against polio of millions of children in areas hitherto unreachable or hard to reach due to conflict.
On 21 September 2013 the global Secretary General of Religions for Peace (RfP) chaired a live broadcast panel of six dynamic and esteemed young influencers from six different religious traditions and sectors of society. The participants reflected on the role of spirituality in reconciliation and reconstruction, and explored how an annual day of peace can be utilised by a new generation of religious believers to build bridges.
Chaired by: Dr. William F. Vendley – Global Secretary General of Religions for Peace
Participants: Frank Fredericks - Founder and Executive Director of World Faith and Co-founder of Religious Freedom USA; Khalid Latif - Executive Director of the Islamic Center at New York University and Chaplain for the New York City Police Department; Samantha Bloom - Young Leadership Committee Board of Directors for Seeds of Peace and Office of Corporate Engagement for a multinational bank; Kinjal Dave - Next Generation Seva Leader for Hindu American Seva Communities and Interfaith Youth Core Leader; Doyeon Park - Alternative Representative of Won Buddhism to the UN and Treasurer of the Committee of Religious NGOs to the UN; Simran Jeet Singh - Senior Religion Fellow for the Sikh Coalition and Chair of the Interfaith Committee for the World Sikh Council.