Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace Events in Albuquerque

Peace is both God’s gift and a human achievement. As a gift of God, it is entrusted to all men and women, who are called to attain it. -Pope Francis

Happiness depends on inner peace, which depends on warm-heartedness. There's no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. A calm mind and self-confidence are the basis for peaceful relations with others. Scientists have observed that constant anger and fear eat away at our immune system, whereas a calm mind strengthens it. Changing the world for the better begins with individuals creating inner peace within themselves. -The Dalai Lama
Happy International Day of Peace! The UN General Assembly declared this day and every September 21 as one devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.There are several opportunities in Albuquerque for you to celebrate International Day of Peace.  Here is a list.  

Chalk4Peace & Peace Fair
On the eve of International Peace Day, students at Luther House (Lutheran Campus Ministry at UNM) wrote messages of peace on campus in the area between Luther House and Mesa Vista Hall. The Chalk4Peace activity was a prelude to the Peace Fair to be held at the Southwest Courtyard of Mesa Vista Hall, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to take the Campaign Nonviolence Pledge, Chalk4Peace, and fold Peace Cranes. The event is sponsored by Luther House, Campaign Nonviolence, and the UNM-Student Christian Movement  

3rd Annual International Day of Peace Celebration
The Peace and Justice Center of Albuquerque and the local chapter of the United Nations Association invite you to a program entitled, What Can Gandhi Teach Albuquerque in 2016? The event will be held at the Peace & Justice Center, 202 Harvard Dr SE (at Silver), 4:00-8:00 p.m. Greg Polk, international development advisor, peace advocate, and former Peace Corps volunteer will share his experience of retracing Mahatma Gandhi’s historic Salt March. Greg, who lived and worked in India for 5 years, will explore Gandhi’s legacy and its relevance to the challenges of our times.
World Peace Day: "Storytelling for Peace" with Susi Wolf   
This event will be held at the Lomas-Tramway Public Library,908 Eastridge NE, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and at Taylor Ranch Public Library, 5700 Bogart NW, 3:30-4:30 Susi Wolf is a locally and nationally known storyteller who has been performing for over 25 years. In this all-ages program, Susi will include worldwide folktales, animal tales and stories from her own Cherokee tradition that focus on validating the importance of peace on earth and among all living things in honor of World Peace Day

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