Sunday, September 20, 2015

September 19: World Peace Village installed at Wing and September 20: Interfaith Youth Tour

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

Interfaith Youth Tour

“Vital Exploration”

Sunday, September 20, 2015   –   1:00 to 5:30 pm

Students of all faiths, from 7th grade through college, are invited to explore their neighbor’s faith during the 2015 Annual Interfaith Youth Tour.  The Interfaith Tour offers a unique opportunity to hear from a diverse group of individuals in our faith community and develop a stronger appreciation of different belief systems. Through this Interfaith Tour and other programs, OCC seeks to promote understanding and respect among all cultures, races, and religions. Houses of worship from the three Abrahamic faith traditions will be open for this vital exploration and community building experience.
Christian:   St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
Muslim:   Raindrop Turkish House
Jewish:    Emanuel Synagogue
Tour begins with check-in at 1 p.m. and program starting at 1:30 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 127 N.W. 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.  For a complete schedule, click here:  2015 Youth Tour Schedule
At Saint Paul's Cathedral - Christian Youth Speakers

At Raindrop House - Muslim

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.
More information may be found at ...