The International Day of Peace 21 September 2015

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Hundreds of organizations are hosting marches, musical celebrations, & meditations around the world. Find an event near you.

International Day of Peace is Proud to be a Belief Team Partner

BELIEF Days of Compassion and Healing

September 11-21, 2015

This fall, Oprah Winfrey presents the landmark television event Belief, a week-long documentary series airing over seven consecutive nights that depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

Inspired by Oprah’s landmark upcoming BELIEF Series and the International Day of Peace, from September 11th - September 21st, people around the country will be engaging in a conversation called the BELIEF Days of Compassion and Healing.

The idea is simple: we still see many divides in our world, particularly along spiritual and religious lines. During this time we want to begin to build a vision for what’s possible in a world of deeper compassion for one another – and begin to tear down the walls.

The Peace Alliance is proud to partner in inviting people from different backgrounds to engage in conversations on social media and within their communities – Twitter Town Halls, Facebook Forums, dinner dialogues, coffees, community gatherings – where you share the BELIEF trailer, discuss why these divides still exist; and what we can each do to begin to break down the walls, in our communities, every day.

The guiding questions for this period are:

  1. What is your vision for a healed world? #BeliefDays
  2. Why do you think we see lines of division across belief systems? #BeliefDays
  3. What is one step that you can take to promote healing across belief systems? #BeliefDays

Join the conversation on:

Twitter: #BeliefDays @OWNTV, @joshuadubois, @eridgnal


For More information on the BELIEF Series, visit: or to view the Belief Trailer, click here:


A Day Devoted to Strengthening the Ideals of Peace

International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease- fire.

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media. Use this site to find organized events in your area and for inspiration on celebrating Peace Day in your own way.

2015 Theme: “Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All”

Join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts, and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

Follow @PeaceDay on Twitter and “like” the International Day of Peace page on Facebook for updates, ideas and links to Peace Day events and activities.