Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 88
sYdneY’s tripLeeVent PhotoS bY john halY iannca Pace is an over achiever. The gregarious Aussie has a passion to help her country take a stand for peace, and she isn’t messing around. While the rest of the world celebrates the IDP with a Peace Day celebration, an interfaith vigil or a march for a Ministry of Peace, Biannca holds all three! B As a precursor to Peace Day, the Sydney based group hosted a Youth Forum on August 6th, to provide a voice for youth. The initiative is designed to spotlight the importance of young people’s involvement in an emerging culture for Peace whether in schools or in higher educational institutions. The Peace Forum intends to address concerns for peace building and ways of conflict transformation technologies to create constructive pathways for dialogue and for change of attitude towards violence in any form and of its root causes. Biannca Pace, The Australian Campaign for a Ministry of Peace The Australian Campaign for a Ministry of Peace has been a leader in the International movement, attending all of the Global Summits and hosting the 2008 Summit in Sydney, which has been moved to September 16-25. Biannca has been instrumental in working with government officials and gathering public support through her constant stream of events and activities. Her drive and inspiration have attracted hundreds of enthusiasts to the cause, both in her own country, and through the International Summits, where she has served as a leader and a beacon. The Sydney Peace Festival on September 21, is sponsored by the Ministry for Peace and includes a 24 hour peace vigil. The intention is to observe Peace Day in a spiritual manner. Religious and Peace Groups have been invited to co-create the day, including Australian Indigenous People to the Baha’i Community to Buddhists to Catholics, Hindus, Muslims, 88 Peace Day 2008
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