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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 11:57

2015 International Day of Peace

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peace posterEach year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals.

Get the Prayer for International Day of Peace from the Australian Presentation Sisters.

Read discussion guides and documents on peace building from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.

Read Pope Francis' message for the celebration of the 2015 World Day of Peace with the theme, "No longer slaves. but brothers and sisters".

Find more resources and networks through Pax Christi Australia, an international Christian peace movement through their website and Facebook page.

(Image from the United Nations' poster for Peace Day 2015)