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This year is the 51st anniversary of the Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC) and the 71st anniversary of the United Nations. UDC was born during International Cooperation Year 1965, highlight of the United Nations 71st anniversary.
Peace Sunday is sponsored by the Unity-and-Diversity Council and the One Global Family Foundation. It is hosted by the IMAN Cultural Center.
This year’s events finds much of our world in turmoil and unease. We hope that the event will provide inspiration, courage, and valuable tools for us to aid in the building of a sustainable peace on earth.
Peace Sunday will feature an indoor exhibition and an interfaith service, workshops, and a program of speakers, performers, and other elements.
The Theme For This Year’s Event Is “Sustainability”
Positive Local-to-Global Transformations at Every Level
10-12 Interfaith Service
3.30-5.30pm Peace Sunday Program
Speakers, Music, Table Displays
INVITATION FOR AN ESSAY, POEM, OR ARTWORK
This is an invitation to students from elementary, middle and high school to participate in the United Nations International Day of Peace. The theme for this day is:
“World Peace Begins With Me and Grows to We”
Peace Sunday is a participant in the U. N. International Day of Peace. The event celebrates the ideals and actions to create a sustainable Culture of Peace on Earth. Projects can be either an essay or a poem or a work of art that ties into the Peace Sunday theme.
At Peace Sunday there will be an outdoor exhibition and an indoor program of speakers, music, and performances. Selected essays, poems, and artwork will be displayed at the event. Certificates will be awarded to those students whose pieces are chosen for the display.
Students are to work with their teacher, and the teacher will select the items to be chosen for Peace Sunday in cooperation with the Peace Sunday Education Committee. If selected, the students and their parents or guardians will be invited to attend. Essays for elementary school are to be 350 words or less, middle school 700 words, and high school 1200 words. Artwork is to be 11”X17” maximum (including matting if added). Entries will be picked up by the Peace Sunday Steering Committee at the schools by Friday, Sept. 16 and will be displayed at the event. Certificates will be given to those whose work is chosen to be displayed.
Peace Sunday is hosted by the Unity-and-Diversity World Council, a California 501c3 corporation in cooperation with several sponsoring organizations and numerous cosponsors. Peace Sunday has been held annually since 1999. The United Nations will celebrate its 71st anniversary in 2016, and the Unity-and-Diversity World Council will celebrate its 51st Anniversary.
For more information or questions, contact the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org 424.228.2087 or 310.396.8205
See The History Of Peace Sunday Below: