Wednesday 9/21: One Day of Peace

A decade ago, just days before the terror and chaos of September 11, 2001, Jeremy Gilley proposed a Ceasefire Nonviolence Day to the United Nations general assembly in New York City.  His proposition was unanimously adopted, but the world was never told.  (Watch his TED talk here)

But his idea caught on and now we can dedicate today, Wednesday September 21, 2011, to peace – a day when people all over the world stop fighting so women and children can get medical help and there is community action for peace.  And this year, we start a countdown to Global Truce 2012, a community action initiative to secure one day of global peace.

As we create peace within our own lives and think about those who live with war and violence, I leave you with this timeless and treasured story of giving and sharing:

video via: Brain Pickings

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