Community invited to celebrate a day of peace

July 13, 2017 by

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia invite the public to join them for an International Day of Peace Celebration from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in the auditorium at the Nazareth Motherhouse, 1300 Washington, Concordia.

This year, the International Day of Peace will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. The theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” 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.

The featured presenter will be Pastor Janai-Robinson-Makarov, of the Concordia Lutheran Church.

Admission is free, however everyone is encouraged to bring a donation of a canned food item to benefit area community food banks. Parking will be in the east parking lot.

The celebration will include fellowship, prayer, meditation, music and a peace walk. Light refreshments will include foods from a variety of countries, including Mexico, Ireland, Guatemala, Germany, Italy and Brazil.

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a holiday traditionally observed on Sept. 21. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people.
For more information about the International Day of Peace, visit www.un.org/peaceday.

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