United Nations International Peace Day is September 21

From our Peace and Justice Committee

Every year on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace as established through unanimous resolution by the United Nations in 1981. The Cathedral Peace and Justice Ministry encourages us to commemorate this date by committing to peace, moving beyond the myth of separation to recognize our common humanity and support unity through diversity.

Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the peacemakers. For they shall be called the children of God.” The Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) reminds us that before one can be a peacemaker, one must become a person of peace. Peacemaking has clear political implications challenging all forms of systemic violence, injustice and oppression. But in itself, peacemaking is a spirituality before it is a political agenda. More information can be found on the EPF website: epfnational.org

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