Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Happy #PeaceDay! We wish you a wonderful day whoever you are with on this remarkable occasion. Please do not forget to let us know what you are doing. Whatever you are doing, you are part of the greatest gathering of people in the name of peace the world has ever seen and long may it continue!
This is a short update to let you know our plans for the day. 

Wherever you are in the world you can now watch our global broadcast on Facebook Live, featuring peacemakers from around the world; humanitarian organisations, business leaders, musicians, dancers, faith leaders, actors and many more. This unique broadcast will reach every corner of the globe; each speaker united by a hope for lasting peace.
Tune in here and please share with your friends and families. 


Be sure to tune in for an exclusive LIVE performance of the powerful ballad, ‘I Wish’ by Jahm√©ne. This song from his forthcoming album, ‘Unfathomable Phantasmagoria’ is a powerful soundtrack to the day and you can tune in here at 20:35 BST.
The song can also be downloaded here.


Live today (from 15:00 GMT +1) is our 2016 benefit auction presented by Jude Law and Jake Chapman, featuring artworks from Damien Hirst, Sir Antony Gormley and Harland Miller, amongst others. The online auction runs for two weeks and bidding will close on Wednesday 5th October at 17:00 BST. To bid on the items and to be in with a chance of owning an artwork from one of the world’s leading contemporary artists please go to the Peace One Day auction page on Paddle 8 from 15:00 today:
Of particular interest is The Chapman Brothers submission. They are offering a ‘mystery prize’ and will create an artwork to the value of the highest bid – a unique opportunity for collectors.
Please share as widely as possible with friends, family and colleagues as well via your social channels.
It is our hope that today will be the greatest gathering of peacemakers this world has ever known. In every continent, country and community, people are coming together in the hope of lasting peace. Your actions will give volume, clarity and scale to this global movement, so whatever you do today, do it in the name of peace and together we will be one step closer to peace one day.
In Peace,
Jeremy Gilley
Founder, Peace One Day

Casady Peace Week 2016
“11 Days of Global Unity” September 11-21
Find peace within your hearts and share it with the community!
Casady Peace Week Activities

Wednesday, September 21: Peace Walk. Chapel Pinwheel Blessing/Planting (6;30-7:50 am)
6:00 am Planting Pinwheels for Peace at Peace Sign in front of chapel
6:30 am Meditative Silent Peace Walk around the lake or Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden
7:00 am Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast
7:50 am Blessing of Peace Sign
8:00 am Casady Orchestra Performs for Peace Day

9: 45 am MD Chapel: Hearts and Hands of Peace Planting around Thinking Man Statue and picture. International Club makes presentation about What is Peace Day and promotes a moment of silence during chapel.

2:45 pm LD Chapel: Peace Hands Blessing. Picture around the Peace Sign. Peace Song perform by MD Choir

-10:45 last Friday,9/16/2016 PD Celebrated Peace Day last Friday at their Chapel service time. The children sang: "Peace is for you, is for me, is for us." Parents attended the Peace Chapel Service. Father Charles Blizzard officiated.

Saturday, September 24: #Oklahoma Standard at Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum 10:30-1:00

10:30-11:00        Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Tour with National Park Ranger
11:00-12:00        Museum Tour/Patrick will guide the students and emphasize the Oklahoma Standard.
12:00-12:30        First Person Presentation with Survivor Derek Smithee
12:30-1:00         Lunch catered by Jimmy John’s.  Their number is 235.8800. (need to RSVP)
1:00-2:00             Walk to Myriad Gardens.  Check the Turkish Festival. Help distribute pinwheels for silent walk
2:00-3:00             United Nations Silent Peace Walk   Speakers and Walk  
After the Walk volunteers are welcome to enjoy the Turkish Festival at will.  Bring money to taste their amazing food.

Saturday, September 24: OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens 2:00-3:00 @ Turkish Festival

Sunday, September 25: Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Interfaith Youth Tour (1:00-5:30)  $15. Pre-registration required. Fee of $15 per person helps defray the costs of transportation.  Contact OCC with questions at 405-525-2928.  HERE Tour stops are:  1) East Sixth Street Christian Church, 1139 NE 6th St., OKC 73117, 2) Masjid Mu’min Mosque, 1322 NE 23rd St., OKC 73111,  3) Vien-Giac Buddhist Temple, 5101 NE 36th St., OKC 73121


Don’t Miss! First OKC Peace Walk 2:00 PM @ Myriad Gardens

YAC Peace Team 2015 walking the Casady Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden
 Contact Mrs. Clay (, 405-520-1325) in Harper Wing for more details.

Thank you to all who participated in the 11 Days of Global Unity, Peace Week 2016

Upper Division Peace Week Schedule
Unifying Backgrounds With Empowering Everyday kindness
Participating in the Community to Improve Lives

Children and Youth
UD Chapel

Dr. Noel Jacobs
Interfaith Alliance

MD International Club showed "The Declaration of Interdependence

Mrs. Sara Ivey
Oklahoma Green School Program

MD International Club showed Morgan Freeman's Our Future

Ms. Terri Talley
Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum

Chef Kevin
Sage Dining Team

MD International Club showed
Sage Dinning

Mr. Zac Fowler
Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum, Oklahoma Standard

Peace Silhouettes @ Student Center 

Blue Labyrinth by Butterfly Garden Opens
7:00 am
Pour Kindness on Firefighters

Lights Off

Pour Kindness on our Grounds Crew. Thank you, Mr. Mark Coate, for Labyrinth and Peace Sig

Hope Trunk
Reflective Resilience
Student Center
7:00 am
Pour Kindness on Sage Team
Come and Read with Me Program Books For School in New Orleans


3:00-5:00 PM
-Hope was born on 9/11
-Peace One Day Screening @ Wing

-YAC Peace team at Upper Division Chapel
- Blue Labyrinth Opens @ Butterfly Garden
Register to play the Global Unity Compassion Games

  • 9:00- 12:00 Out of Darkness Walk @ Lake Hefner
  • 8:00-9:00 Connecting Steps Through Rhythm @ International Dance Studio

Saturday Women
Human Rights

6:00 am  Pinwheels and Pieces of Peace Planting

Peace Walk Around the Lake
Pinwheels, Pieces of Peace Blessing after Early Morning Eucharist and Breakfast . Picture around the Peace Sign


-Josh and Judy

- Officer Dang, Oklahoma County Sheriff
Casady Choir

MD International Club showed, Malala's 5 minute acceptance speech of the Nobel Prize of Peace
Casady Orchestra
MD Chapel: Hearts and Hands of Peace Planting around Thinking Man Statue and picture

LD Chapel: Peace Hands Blessing. Picture around the Peace Sign

PD Chapel on 9/16: Song "Peace is for you, is for me,is for us"


A Talking Picture Screening, Activities, Miller 4
Peace Day Pictures

@ Boys and Girls Club

Day of Kids
@ Memorial Park
3:00-5:00 PM
@ Wing
-United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development
-Peace One Day Screening
7:00  am Pour Kindness on Village Police Come and Read with me Book Collection for a School in New Orleans

Pour Kindness on Casady Choir
Pour Kindness on Casady Orchestra

Pour Kindness on Peace Volunteers

Service Opportunities
Saturday 9/17

Day of Kids at Boys and Girls Club
Sunday 9/18

United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development and Peace One Day Screening at Wing

Saturday 9/24/2016
#Oklahoma Standard Ambassadors Training @ Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
OKC Peace Walk at Myriad Gardens

Sunday 9/25/2016
Oklahoma Conference of Churches Interfaith Youth Tour $15 fee. Register at

This Saturday September 24th
10 am - 6 pm  

We invite you all to taste and shop delicious home-made Turkish food

  Baklava will be served all day long.  Turkish tea and coffee.. 

Turkish delight (lokum) Ebru (water marbling), China Ceramic and Turkish Calligraphy booths! 

Inflatables, face painting and henna!.. 
Ice-cream, popcorn, lemonade, cotton candy, and more!

Traditional Turkish music and folk dance, Whirling Dervish, and performers from different cultures on our World Experience Stage.  Home-made bazaar, craft booths, and vendors.Turkish jewelryand traditional ceramics..

Volunteers needed! click here
Meet OKC Thunder's Enes Kanter!

Honorary Festival Chair
Don't miss the chance to meet him and get an autographed poster!

The Turkish Festival is hosting a special event! 


Peace Walk 

honoring the International Day of Peace 

Please join us at 
Myriad Botanical Gardens 
on Saturday
September 24, 2016 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. 
on the north side of the Great Lawn. 
This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. 
Please share the invitation and bring your friends!
This will be a silent march accompanied by drums and Native American Flute courtesy of Steve McLinn and Albert Gray Eagle.

Speakers Before the walk
Aamr Hasanjee, CAIR & UCO's Muslim Students Association
Maureen Heffernan, Myriad Botanical Gardens CEO
Kuaybe Basturk, The Dialogue Institute Southwest CEO - Oklahoma City Branch
Sinead Maguina, President, United Nations Association of Oklahoma City