|September 21 - International Day of Peace|
The International Day of Peace (IDP) was established in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly. It has become a day that “provides an opportunity for the individual, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.”
Earlier this year Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, declared that the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace would be: Peace, Youth, and Development with the slogan of “Peace = Future”
Home page for the International Day of Peace is http://internationaldayofpeace.org/
For more information about efforts to build a more peaceful world, go to the UN’s website at www.un.org/peace/peacebuilding/index.shtml.
Check out a new organization called “Scouting 4 Peace” at www.scouting4peace.org. It is for Scouts trying to spread the word of peace as a force for change in the world.
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy Scholastic Press, 2009True story of a peaceful Christmas during the fighting of World War I. Ages 9-12
For books for children of all ages on peace go http://www.peacecompany.com/peacecorner/
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