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Opinion

September 17, 2013

Please walk with us to promote peace

The Clinton Peace Coalition is asking community members to share their thoughts on peace in anticipation of this year’s Stop the Hate / Show the Love Annual Walk for Peace on Sept. 19. This week, Sister Anne Martin Phelan, president of the Sisters of St. Francis, writes about his thoughts on peace. This year’s theme is “Peace begins with…”

Peace Begins With…

The Sisters of St. Francis Center for Active Nonviolence and Peacemaking invite you to walk with us at the Stop the Hate/Show the Love Walk on Thursday, Sept. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Clinton Community College and ending at Ashford University with a short program. This annual walk is a wonderful way to come together as a community and be a presence of love and peace.

We also invite you to celebrate the International Day of Peace with us at a vigil on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Canticle Chapel, 843 13th Ave. North, Clinton. People from various religions, spiritual beliefs and backgrounds will take part in the day-long observance, starting at 8 a.m.

All are welcome to attend, either for part of the day,or the entire day. More information will be available soon. Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. It was declared as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

In 2002, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, permanently establishing Sept. 21 as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

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