Peace & Peace Day
Whether it’s peace at home or in your community, school, workplace or the wider world, people globally want to lead more peaceful lives and live in more peaceful communities.
But what is peace and can we help to achieve it, especially with the increasing challenges and conflicts we’re facing in the world today?
For many people, peace means an end to conflict, violence and war – which would be wonderful but, as we know, is not easy. But it also means the ability to be at peace with ourselves and others, whatever is going on around us and wherever we are.
Working towards personal peace is a starting point to a wider and growing peace in our lives and the lives of others. There are different ways to do this and singing (or chanting) purposefully together is one of them.
Singing as a group is a simple, unifying and powerful act that helps us to feel more calm, centred, uplifted and connected.
It requires us to listen and respond – to ourselves and others – and allows us to express our feelings and thoughts harmoniously through our shared voices.
This is why we’d love you to share your voices, to sing in your community on Peace Day – and to spark conversations, collaborations and actions around peace and unity.
Just imagine the incredible energy of millions of voices around the world singing with the same harmonious and peaceful intention.
Peace Day, or the International Day of Peace, was created by the UN and first celebrated on September 21st, 1982. Its aim …
‘To commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace with the further intention of uniting the strengths of organizations, projects and peoples around the world in order to make peace a more practical reality for the children of this and future generations.’
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
Peace, it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
We believe that if we sing next to each other, we’ll live well next to each other.