Let’s celebrate difference and unite for peace
Fear, hatred and prejudice are often the result of misunderstanding and distancing oneself. This year, we invite you to meet the “other” to get to know them better. We may even recognize ourselves in each other and appreciate the difference… our fascinating mutual difference!
The diversity of our population provides enormous strength and richness to our city, our province, our country, and our lives. The diverse languages we speak, cultures we embody and religions we practice, as well as the diversity of actors working for peace and initiatives they undertake, are shining lights of our society.
Over the course of Peace Days 2019, let’s go beyond our limits, celebrate our differences, and work together to build inclusive and caring communities.
In 1981, the United Nations declared September 21st to be the International Day of Peace. The day provides an opportunity to highlight and encourage the development of projects and initiatives aimed at creating a kinder, more peaceful and more harmonious society.
Since 2015, the Peace Network for Social Harmony has had the pleasure of coordinating Montreal’s Peace Days celebration, including events on the International Day of Peace itself (Sept 21). We feel privileged to work with so many wonderful partners in this initiative, including those from the community, cultural, educational, and philanthropic sectors. These partners organize an array of activities each year that enable Montrealers to contemplate and take concrete action for peace.
The Peace Network assembles these activities are under the banner of Peace Days; it is a special moment on the calendar to highlight the peace builders of our city and their tremendous initiatives.
We encourage you to become involved – organize your Peace Days activity and register it with our platform!