Written by Audrey Barnes
This year, on the 21 September 2017, the International Day of Peace will be observed around the world. Also known as “Peace Day”, this year marks the 36th anniversary of the day’s official establishment, by unanimous United Nations declaration.
The theme for this year’s International Day of Peace has officially been declared as “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” – a message, and mission, which resonates to the core of what we strive to achieve in our work here at Changing Perceptions, and beyond.
“This theme is based on the TOGETHER global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. TOGETHER brings together the organisations of the United Nations System, the 193 member countries of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants.”
We’re sure you will all agree, that in our current global environment, our joined efforts in this mission is as important as ever. And, in the spirit of the mission this sets forth, we at Changing Perceptions will be attending the Edinburgh Interfaith Association and Hindu Mandir & Cultural Centre’s International Day of Peace service, here in the heart of Scotland’s capital. We will be joining representatives of Scotland’s faith communities, political and civic groups, as well as members of the public, in prayers and reflections focused on the continuing goal of togetherness.
We hope that you too will join in the spirit of this important, internationally recognised day, by taking on the mission of working towards our common aims of peace and togetherness.
To join in the conversation, and share the ways in which you are participating on the day, tag us @BrightRTriangle with your pictures and messages of peace… we can achieve our goals, together.