Members of the Casady YAC Peace Team and YLOKC helped set-up the World Peace Village at the Wing for public viewing from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Hope you get a chance to take a stroll through the 6 religions, its icons and golden rule.
At 7:30 a.m at the Wing Father Blizzard will bless the UD and MD pinwheels and we will have a Peace Walk around the lake guided by the Peace Pals International Peace Prayer, "May peace prevail on earth."
At 10:30, the PD will have their pinwheels blessed by their playground
At 6:30 pm. the United Nations Association of Greater Oklahoma City invites you to their observance of Peace Day
|Our OKC Observance of the International Day of Peace -- Monday, September 21st|
Press Release for Healing the Breach
September 21, 2015, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Great Hall in University Center at Oklahoma City University
"Healing the Breach"
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty will lead a community discussion on
Healing the Breach between law enforcement and minority groups as part of Oklahoma City's observance of the International Day of Peace. The event will be held on Monday, September 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Great Hall in the University Center at Oklahoma City University.
Rev. Jackson is the pastor of East Sixth Street Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1139 NE 6th. He is the President of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a national organization of African-American Disciples of Christ. Rev. Jackson this summer organized an initiative called Organize the Corner-OKC to curb gun violence in northeast Oklahoma City.
Citty has been Oklahoma City's Chief of Police since 2003. A lifelong resident of Oklahoma City, Citty began his career with the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1977. He served as Public Information Officer during the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building.
The program will be moderated by Rev. Don Heath, pastor of Edmond Trinity Christian Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21 and is dedicated to world peace, specifically a reduction in war and violence. It was established in 1981 by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly and has been celebrated in Oklahoma City since 2008. The theme of this year's global event is Partnerships for Peace--Dignity for All.
The Oklahoma City event is sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Oklahoma City, the Center for Conscience in Action, the Respect Diversity Foundation, the Peace House, Pax Christi USA, Edmond Trinity Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Joy Mennonite Church, Casady Schools Service-Learning Program, and Campaign Nonviolence.
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