Observing the International Day of Peace


Here are some ways that people observed the International Day of Peace:

The Iglesia Presbiteriana de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan, Puerto Rico held a service of dedication for a peace pole.

Mediators Beyond Borders organized an event in the Baltimore area featuring U.S. Amb. John McDonald, to explore multi-track diplomacy, and celebrating our visions of peace and justice.

In Austin, TX, people wearing black participated in a silent procession at 5 p.m. from City Hall to the Congress Street bridge to honor lives lost in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In Afton, NY, the celebration lasted 3 days. On Saturday, folks distributed information about peace in front of the bank. On Sunday, Afton Presbyterian Church hosted a joint worship, followed by a picnic in the park with a firetruck to climb on and learn about, origami cranes to make, and paper peace boats to launch. This evening (Monday, September 21), featured a candlelight vesper service.

Worshipers at First Presbyterian Church of Caro, Michigan received crosses made in Liberia.

Worship at the Presbyterian Center focused on the International Day of Peace.

How did you observe the International Day of Peace?

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