International Day of Peace - 21 September 2011
A global 24-hour spiritual and practical observation for peace
The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on 21 September - is a time when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, "Peace Day" has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.
The initiative was further developed by the World Council of Churches, inviting us all to pray for peace on 21 September, or the Sunday preceding it, as a response to the United Nations' encouragement for a "global 24-hour spiritual observation for peace", which "is meant to demonstrate the power of prayer and other spiritual practices in promoting peace and preventing violent conflict".
See World Council of Churches International Ecumenical Peace Convocation website which also has While adults talk peace, kids try walking in anotherís shoes