Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 14
Avon MAttison helped to initiate the original resolution for an international Day of Peace – this is her story. Below, meet the core team of her organization, Pathways to Peace. ~ s.L It was in November of 1981 that the International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations, and the first observation was in 1982. This year, 2008, is the 27th annual celebration of Peace Day. The idea first arose when I was a small child during World War II, that there could be one day on earth where we would have 24 hours of Peace, where all peoples and all nations and all religions committed practical acts of Peace and goodwill with one another. It would be so powerful that no one would ever resort to war again as a means of responding to conflict. 14 Peace Day 2008
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