International Peace Day
Notre Dame Virtual School’s September Theme is International Peace Day.
International Peace Day is 21 September.
23th Anniversary of 21 September
2021 marked the 20th Anniversary of the unanimous adoption by United Nations member states of the Resolution establishing an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the United Nations International Day of Peace, fixing the day in the global calendar on 21 September. We have been humbled by the support given to Peace One Day over the last 20 years, from individuals, NGOs, schools, governments, artists and not least from the United Nations, under three consecutive Secretary-Generals. It has been the greatest privilege to raise awareness of this day and in turn help to reduce violence across the world. [ peaceoneday.org ]
Since wars begin in the minds of women and men, it is in the minds of women and men that the defences of peace must be constructed.
These opening lines of UNESCO’s Constitution bear witness to our effort to understand and respond to the very origin of conflict.
They are the backbone of all our action.
UNESCO was created in the aftermath of two world wars, in response to one of the most radical attacks against the dignity of human beings, when violent, racist and antisemitic doctrines were taught in schools, legitimized by pseudo-science and fuelled by systematic propaganda, using the modern tools of culture, communication and information. [ Unesco.org/en/visión ]
Watch: Building Peace Today
The Next Generation
- VIOLENCE PREVENTION
- SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
- CONFLICT RESOLUTION
- MEDIATION SKILLS
- CHARACTER AND VALUES
- BULLYING PREVENTION
The Peace Education Foundation is a leader in the field of conflict resolution curricula and training. We write and publish materials that are currently in use in more than 20,000 schools around the world. Enjoy exploring our site. [ https://peaceeducation.org/ ]
Season of Creation (September 1-October 4)
Prophet Amos cries out: “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24) and so we are called to join the river of justice and peace, to take up climate and ecological justice, and to speak out with and for communities most impacted by climate injustice and the loss of biodiversity.
As the people of God, we must work together on behalf of all Creation, as part of that mighty river of peace and justice. “Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of his or her beliefs and convictions, each of us with his or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.” –Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti
Download and Read: Study Guide for Fratelli Tutti
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Introduction to Peace Studies:
- Define what peace means and its different dimensions (personal, social, global).
- Explore the history and importance of peace movements.
Cultural Diversity and Understanding:
- Emphasize the importance of understanding and respecting different cultures.
- Show how cultural exchange can foster peace.
Youth Engagement and Activism:
- Highlight the role of young people in advocating for positive change.
- Share stories of young activists making a difference.