Making Peace Vigil

Standing up for peace

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Posted by strattof on September 16, 2010

Next Tuesday, September 21, is the day declared by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace. Established in 1981, it is a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people.”

PEACE READINGS AND REFLECTIONS

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

John Lennon

Peace to all people of every nation

Peace to the waters and the winds

Peace to the soil and the stars

Peace to the trees, the frogs, and the honey bees

Peace to the polar bears and the song birds

Peace to all beings on this wondrous earth

Catherine Verrall

Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapons of destruction envisioned by the ingenuity of man.

Mahatma Gandhi

True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It’s the presence of justice.

Martin Luther King

Peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life,Earth, and the larger whole of which we are a part.

The Earth Charter

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives, that it is inside ourselves.

Albert Camus

War cannot be humanized; it can only be abolished.

Albert Einstein

Last night I had the strangest dream

I’ve never dreamed before.

I dreamed the world had all agreed

To put an end to war.

Ed McCurdy

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

You can bomb the world to pieces but you can’t bomb the world to peace.

Michael Franti

WHAT CAN YOU AND I DO FOR PEACE?

  • We can work for peace in small ways everyday: at home, in the neighbourhood, in the city, the province, the country, and the world.
  • We can attend the Peace Fountain Festival on Saturday September 18, 2:00-5:00 pm, at Regina City Hall Plaza. This event will kick off a campaign to have City Hall fountain formally designated the “Regina Peace Fountain.”
  • We can tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper we want our troops brought home from Afghanistan right now.
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