September 2011

Sep 24 2011

The Power of Photographs

The Power of Photographs by P. K. McCary “A picture is worth a thousand words—in every language.” Words are powerful. What we say and how we say it can change the course of history. With that reality, if words can motivate and mobilize, then a photograph could change the world. The idiom a picture is worth a thousand words provides unique opportunities for peacemaking. In the right hands, a camera becomes a tool for inspiration and change. Photographs have... Read more »

Sep 23 2011

IDP Call to Action by Audri Scott Williams

Yesterday was a day filled with synchronistic experiences for the 13 Moon Walk 4 Peace. We began our day moving from Wilson to Raleigh, NC in the rain. We were heading to Raleigh to join with Project Ricochet's Yoga in the Park for the International Day of Peace. After a great opportunity to stretch for peace we  met with Abeni El - Amin, the CEO and director of Project Ricochet and video taped her doing... Read more »

Sep 21 2011

One Day of Peace, Lifetime of Action

Dear URI family, One Day of Peace, Lifetime of Action It gives me great pleasure to communicate with you today in the world's day of peace, although a 24 hours of celebration but we are bearing the responsibility as peace workers to spread the message across the world all over the 365 days of the year. “My experience of conflict is that those who are involved in it long for even a day of peace. To have... Read more »

Sep 20 2011

International Day of Peace Greetings from Charles Gibbs

Dear Friends, Greetings of love and peace. As I write, the sun is shining out my office window on Tuesday, 20 September 2011, and our sisters and brothers in Australia are awakening to the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2011. So, I write to wish all the members of URI’s global community a blessed IDP. While we all yearn for peace, and the justice and healing that must necessarily accompany it, we have different ideas of the specific... Read more »

Sep 11 2011

IDP announcement of UN webpage

Dear URI Members, The United Nations has just opened the International Day of Peace website for 2011.  I encourage you to go to it to read about this year's theme, Peace and Democracy:  Make your voice heard. "The UN invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace." Please share your plans for the International Day... Read more »

Sep 01 2011

Ganesha Chaturthi - Eid El fitr….. Will we learn the lesson?

Dear All, It is always amazing when you find two religious festivals are taking place in the same days, today, September 1, 2011, while Muslims around the world are celerating their third day of the three-day Fitr Festival, our Hindu brothers are starting their first day of the eleven-day celeberation of  the Ganesha Chaturthi Festival which is one of the most popular Hindu festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord... Read more »

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