5th Grade decorates pinwheels for Pepper' Ranch donors and helps pick up pinwheels from Peace signs
Secret Agent of Compassion Mission 009 - Sept 19, 2014
Good News Agents!
There is another super-structure of compassion that exists. It is built from organizations that are involved in promoting kindness and good work around the globe. Here at IKT HQ, we looking to combine our efforts with these organizations in order to exponentially increase our ability to disseminate the antidote.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help one of these organizations improve their efforts at fulfilling their purposes. You can do this by volunteering your time, donating money, or providing resources.
In completing this mission, imagine the feelings and reactions generated in someone who will benefit from your involvement with the organization you choose. Put yourself in that person's shoes by thinking how much you'd appreciate such thoughtful awareness from someone else.
Should your actions or those of any of the International Kindness Team be exposed, it will increase thepositive ripple effect of creating more kindness in the world. Thus, we at IKT HQ request that you report your activities on the Compassion Map.
NEW YORK, NY, September 15, 2014 - On Sunday September 21, an estimated one billion people around the world will be made aware of-and tens of millions will gather at events to celebrate-the International Day of Peace (a day established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981). At the same time, a brand new "peace anthem" will be released into-and resound around-the world.
Ode to Peace was recorded in Jerusalem, the City of Peace, on September 7, 2014. Composed and conducted by Frédéric Chaslin, "Ode to Peace" is performed by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra.
Produced by French-Israeli producer Andre Djaoui in association with Jean Trudel of the Montreal-based Cercle de Paix - Circle of Peace, "Ode to Peace" will be released as "a gift to the world from Jerusalem", on Peace Day, as part of the peace wave that begins with a moment of silence at noonin every time zone around the world.
"There has never been a better time to release such a message into the world," says Frédéric Chaslin. "Through the universal language of music-combined with the voices of children-we can deliver a message of peace and hope directly to people's hearts and souls."
"Ode to Peace" includes a chorus with original lyrics by Djaoui/Trudel to reflect United Nation's theme for this year's International Day of Peace-The Right of Peoples to Peace.
"It's a historic recording made in a holy city," says Andre Djaoui, "and we are hoping that it will resonate on Peace Day and beyond with people who crave that most basic human right: the right to peace."
Cercle de Paix, as a representative of Pathways To Peace and partner organizations in the peace community will be combining to give "Ode to Peace" huge visibility in international media, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and beyond. "This year's #PeaceDay is already generating unprecedented global participation on social media," says Jean Trudel. "People are speaking out and sharing messages of peace. 'Ode to Peace' is a unique and powerful piece of content that will be enjoyed and shared on every social platform."
A trailer for "Ode to Peace" will be made available online at internationaldayofpeace.org onSeptember 19, 2014, to coincide with the official United Nations observance ceremonies. The trailer will then be released to the world, on multiple channels beginning at noon in all time zones on September 21, 2014. The full video will be released a few weeks later for download.
With Peace Day, Sunday 21 September only two days away, I’m writing to you from Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where preparations are being finalised for the Peace One Day Celebration 2014. The show will be headlined by US/Senegalese RnB hip hop superstar Akon, with performances from a wealth of Congolese talent - Lexxus Legal, Dety Darba, Sango'a and Mzee Mbukuli - and with contributions from French presenter Ayden, international actor Jude Law and myself.
The concert is being filmed in HD and shown live via the Peace One Day YouTube channel. By posting the following link onto you social media platforms or embedding it onto your website or blog, you can help share the concert, and the message of Peace Day, with the world.
There is also still time to plan an event for 21 September. Check out our new and updated Pocket Book of Peace for a range of simple yet powerful ideas of how to mark Peace Day. We hope you find it useful! And do tell us about your event here, so that we can inspire others to mark the day!