Picnic 4 Peace – Lighting a Candle for Afghanistan

picnicpeacePicnic 4 Peace is a local organisation in Shepparton that conducts many events for our multicultural community. It began as an annual observance of International Day of Peace with a picnic at Victoria Park Lake, and then extended to having picnics at many locations in the Goulburn Valley. In 2021, due lockdown and events in Afghanistan, Picnic for Peace was held online on 21 September – International Day of Peace. This online event focussed on Peace for Afghanistan.
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To Build a More Peaceful, Equitable, and Sustainable World, Interfaith Dialogue is Fundamental

Planet with hands reaching up

Marking this year’s International Day of Peace, an expert group of religious, cultural, and peace-building leaders today underscored the importance of interfaith dialogue in achieving a more equitable and sustainable future.

Observed on September 21, the International Day of Peace advocates for a world free of war and conflict. As the global pandemic begins to ease and the planet looks ahead to a post-COVID-19 era, this message of harmony has particular resonance.

Over the last eighteen months, it has been the most vulnerable communities that have suffered the greatest. With unequal access to healthcare, they have been less sheltered from the virus, while a rise in hate speech and discrimination has impacted them disproportionately. To make matters worse, there has been an increase in nationalism, authoritarianism, and intolerance globally.

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John Lennon, stamps inspiring message of peace, on UN’s big week

UN Stamps for UNGA 76 and Peace This year’s International Day of Peace has been marked by the release of new stamps featuring music icon and peace campaigner, John Lennon, by the UN Postal Administration (UNPA), as the UN General Assembly High Level Week gets underway.
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