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CoSta dEl Sol Maputo, Matola Rio, Costa do Sol September 20 & 21, 2008 At Maputo a program of interventions by religious leaders on the topic of creating a culture of peace, consolidating peace, peacebuilding and reconsiliation, question and answer session after the presentations. At Matola Rio a talk on the significance of the Day and a simple celebration with prayers for peace will be held. At Costa do sol where we have a primary school with 250 children, a presentation by children with traditional dancing, an introduction on Peace Day and with songs on Peace will be held. Elsewhere a peace pole – MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH – will be installed. At the School for alternative traditional and natural medicine a prayer and meditation session will be held. arms in Lebanon and the Middle East. PPM has developed into a team of experienced trainers who have delivered conflict resolution training in Cyprus, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and Lebanon. www.ppm-lebanon.org nEthErlandS Hands On! UNOY Peacebuilders 21 September 2008 The Hague, Netherlands Peace Day will focus on a campaign in The Hague where the issue of violence against children and youth will be discussed with passers by. Children will have the opportunity to make a statement on the issue by leaving behind a symbolic handprint to give peace a helping hand. UNOY Peacebuilders believes in the potential of youth and explores new ways to educate and empower youth. In light of the Violence Against Children and Youth campaign, we decided to celebrate the International Day of Peace in a very fit and inspiring way by placing youth at the forefront. The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a global network of 34 youth peace organizations active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation. These member organizations, based in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, are key actors in keeping the network alive. In 2007, we organised a number of successful trainings and hundreds of youth from all over the world have learnt more about peacebuilding and the importance of youth in peacebuilding. MExiCo Colegio Gualupe School of Peace for Children kindergarten to high school Sept 15-19 There will be tree planting, and after recess there will be a minute of silence to pray for inner reconciliation and forgiveness. Sept. 19 An all community event including a minute of prayer for peace, a talk about the work done, and peace songs and dances referring to reconciliation and forgiveness, performed by the students. www.colegioguadalupe.edu.mx/ PHOTOS INCLUDED (Kathy Murphy) EUroPE BLOGGING FOR PEACE MyPacis users and bloggers from everywhere in Europe. Bloggers are invited to post one or more messages speaking about the International Day of Peace 2008, what this day and Peace mean for their Countries, local communities, families and themselves. Participation is open, bloggers are suggested to tag their posts as “International Day of Peace 2008 MP” to ensure they will be displayed in our blog-aggregator, where all the messages will be blended into one international, peaceful conversation about this important event, www.mypacis.eu Bloggers can post multimedia objects as videos, pictures, social bookmarks, etc. NGO who want to run similar events can contact us and we will be happy to offer them our Web 2.0 skills to make their online events even more successful. MozaMBiqUE PRAYER MEDITATION AND TALK ON IDP The Bahai Centre, Maputo, Mozambique September 21, 2008 United Religions Initiative Mozambique More than 500 followers of all religions (Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Catholic and Protestant, Bahai, Jewish, Moslem) gathered at the Council of Islamic Mosque at Matola to pray, sing songs for peace and bestow gifts to the President of Mozambique, the two signators who signed the peace accord, the ex-President Mr. Joaquim Chissano, and Mr. Djakama, leader of the opposition party. All agreed to continue the peace accord which was signed 15 years ago. We are making good progress as a country in peace where economic and social progress has been made with foreign investments helping to eradicate poverty. nigEria Women’s Health and Economic Development Assn. Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria A Solem Meditation on the Peace Day for Akwa Ibom and Nigeria in general for the incessant assassinations and kidnapping of Politicians and innocent civilians in the country especially in the South South Zone. We as Mothers and wives are so much touched about the happenings, corruption and injustices that is order of the Day. We will pray for God to save the people from the mess. Youth will continue to work on the environment to keep the Natural streams for use as a clean source of drinking water in the rural communities. So far that’s what we propose for this year. Chief (Mrs.) Fidela Etim Ebuk lEBanon The Permanent Peace Movement Peace Day Event UNESCO Beirut The Permanent Peace Movement (PPM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to conflict resolution and limiting the use of small fire- Continued on next page . . . 40 Peace Day 2008
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