United Nations Day of Peace Event

Calm in the City - Virtual Peace Day event Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. You are invited to participate in a virtual peace day event held online on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

This half hour peace-filled event, including a gentle guided meditation and messages of hope, will celebrate and reinforce compassion, resilience, courage and hope within the community. In the face of the pandemic, as we move towards recovery and healing, we invite you to join leaders from faith and non-faith backgrounds and come together, in unity, to light a candle for peace.

We hope that you are able to join us and make your own dedicated contribution to peace – and all that it brings for us all – on this universal day of peace.


Chris Connelly – Actor, Meditator, Facilitator
Bhakta Dasa – Chairperson of Faith Communities Council of Victoria
Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick – Author and Interfaith Minister
Dr Ian Gawler – Author and Meditation Teacher
Charlie Hogg – Director of Brahma Kumaris Australia
Bishop Philip Huggins – President of the National Council of Churches, Australia
David Jones – Master drummer and meditator
Pauline McKinnon – Author, Founding Patron: Meditation Australia,
Stillness Meditation Therapy Centre
Dr Mohamed Mohideen OAM – Vice President of the Islamic Council of Victoria
Asher Packman – President of Meditation Association of Australia
Victor Perton – Chief Optimism Officer, The Centre for Optimism
Paul Roos – Former AFL Player and Coach. Motivational Speaker
Dr Tami Roos – Author, Meditation Teacher, Founder of Love your Mind
Jacqueline Russell – Retreat Centre Coordinator, Centre for Spiritual Learning
Professor Amanda Sinclair – Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Business School
Reverend Ian Smith – Executive Officer Victorian Council of Churches
Venerable Chi Kwang Sunim – Abbess of The Seon (Zen) Centre; Kinglake
Mojgan Tosif – External Affairs Representative,
Baha’i Community of Victoria.
Carmen Warrington – Author, Meditator Teacher, and Creative Artist

You’ll be invited to have a candle ready to light it as part of the meditation – so please keep one ready when the facilitator of the event Caroline Ward invites you to do so along with the guest meditators.

Thank you so much to all those who reached out to support this event: The Victorian Multicultural Commission of the Victorian Government, The Centre for Optimism, First Steps to Peace and many individuals too. In particular, we are honoured to have Commissioner Vivienne Nguyen – Chairperson of the Victorian Multicultural Commission – who will be providing closing comments at today’s event.

There is still room to book – so if your friends are in need of a bit of peace and upliftment right now – this would be a lovely event for them to attend.

Otherwise, we look forward to tuning in with you tonight if you can make it. Please note that since it’s only a half hour event, we will be starting promptly at 5.30pm.

With many peaceful wishes on this universal day of peace – the organising team.

Time Sep 21, 2021 05:30 PM i

Register online (A Zoom link will be sent after registering)


Calm in the City - Virtual Peace Day event


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