On 21 September, Community of Christ and the United Nations—with organizations around the world—will celebrate the International Day of Peace.
The observance connects many aspects of peace that are part of discipleship: the dedication of the Temple in Independence, Missouri, USA; the Daily Prayer for Peace; the Enduring Principle of Pursuit of Peace; and World Conference Resolution 1177, which encourages us to participate “with other organizations constructively promoting peaceful existence of humanity.”
All in the name of Jesus, the peaceful One.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Peace is needed today more than ever. War and conflict are unleashing devastation, poverty, and hunger, and driving tens of millions of people from their homes. Climate chaos is all around. And even peaceful countries are gripped by gaping inequalities and political polarization.”
This year is also the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. As part of the International Day of Peace observance, youth are urged to be ambitious, positive, and constructive in building sustainable peace.
Worship and Activity Resources
- Daily Prayer for Peace
- Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Peacebuilding Ministries
- Mayors for Peace
- World Conference Resolution 1270