Imagine Bermuda invites residents to join in the observance of the U.N. International Day of Peace this Friday [Sept 21] with people around the globe.
A spokesperson said: “We stand together representing: employers & unions, Christians & Muslims, young & old, town & country; symbolic of the fact that Peace is based on maintaining deep respect for others, in the face of any differences.
“While the international observance will bring attention to the numerous open global conflicts often portrayed in the media, there is relevance to us in Bermuda. Each of us has a role to play in bringing peace to our family, our neighbourhood, our island and our World. But to start, we can all affirm; let peace begin with me.
“Imagine Bermuda has brought together a number of organizations – including the John Lennon Peace Concert Committee – in this observance, inviting participation in various ways:
- Everyone- wherever you are at the time – can join in observing one minute of silence at noon on September 21st, as that moment circles through each time-zone of the globe.
- Please join local artists and representatives – as well as Maxi Priest & other visiting artists – at a gathering at City Hall from 11.45 am – 12.45 pm on Friday, September 21st in an observance and celebration of Peace. The lunchtime event includes music, poetry, storytelling and more.
- We are inviting schools, churches and other organizations to join in highlighting peace as part of their programs over the weekend of September 21st.
- Each one of us can play a part by taking a step towards building peace with one other person in our life over that period.”
“Our island, of late, has been experiencing some difficult challenges, not the least being a cycle of violence,” said Glenn Fubler of Imagine Bermuda. “Let us join with millions of the human family around the globe in this step to transform our societies, so that we can move forward towards that ideal of a peaceful community.”
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, and the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.
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