How do you plan to celebrate Peace Day?

Millions of individuals and organizations will mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September by creating practical acts of peace, advocating for peace, and building public awareness. Here are 10 ways you can commemorate the annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence:
  1. Engage co-workers, students, and your community in Peace Day events. Check out The Pocket Book of Peace and International Day of Peace websites.
  2. Watch the inspiring Ted talk by Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley.
  3. Organize friends, co-workers, or your community to observe one minute of silence at noon local time on 21 September, uniting in solidarity with millions around the world.
  4. Join the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, a global network of Rotarians working together to advance peace and prevent wars throughout the world.
  5. Learn about the important work of these peace groups: Peace Direct, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Peace and Collaborative Development Network, Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, Institute for Economics and Peace.
  6. Sign up for Rotary Peace Centers’ newsletter and like us on Facebook.
  7. Share photos of, or thoughts about, your peace work and your plan for commemorating Peace Day on the Rotary Peace Centers Facebook page; use hashtags #Peaceday and #Rotarypeace. 
  8. Encourage your district to become a Rotary Peacebuilder District. Email Rotary Peace Centers staff  to learn how your district can support future peace leaders.
  9. Sign up for the 2015 Peace Symposium in São Paulo and hear about the inspiring work being carried out by former peace fellows around the world.
  10. Donate to Rotary Peace Centers and empower those who are leading peace-building efforts.
In the early days of Rotary, founder Paul Harris said: “The road to war is well paved; the road to peace is a wilderness.” Rotary’s commitment to world understanding and peace has been a cornerstone of Rotary since those early days. 
To achieve peace in the world, we need more peace-builders, and the Rotary Peace Centers program is dedicated to providing them.