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International Day of Prayer for Peace

To encourage worldwide, spiritual observations for peace and nonviolence, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals, and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world.

Circle of Hands

Children's Resources 2008

General Board of Global Ministries
It is important in the life of a child to begin to see that they too have the power to make a difference in a world that is plagued by violence. Here are some resources and ideas for involving children in this event. Read More...

Peace Media Monitoring: September 22, 2008
United Methodist Women
9/2/08: Women are invited to participate in peace media monitoring this month in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. Sept. 21 marks the celebration of the International Day of Peace. Read more ...
Offsite Resources

Get more International Day of Prayer resources from these outside websites:
In Growing Numbers, Churches Pray for Peace on 21 September
Offsite link to overcomingviolence.org
Nearly 140 congregations and Christian groups in the United States are organizing public prayer events on the International Day of Prayer for Peace, on 21 September. Another grouping of churches from different countries around the world has committed to observe the day with a 24-hour prayer chain. Read more on the WCC web site...
International Day of Prayer for Peace Resources
by World Council of Churches
A collection of prayers, songs and brochures, etc.
International Day of Peace Vigil
by United Nations
In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly established the International day of Peace (IDP). It was in 2001, that the GA modified the resolution and designated September 21st as the annual date of the International Day of Peace. Read More
News Archives

Childrens' International Day of Prayer for Peace Podcast

Listen to this interview with a child from Haiti.

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'…and still we seek peace' Pray for Peace on September 21, 2006
by Mary Beth Coudal
September 18, 2006
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan invites all world citizens to pray for peace for one day on September 21st. Read More...