It’s time for a ceasefire.
On Earth Peace is seeking two hundred communities who will organize a public event on September 21, 2012 (or within a week before or after).
Organize an event including prayer, cultural sharing, music, and art, to interrupt violence in your community, and to get your community talking together and praying for peace.
On Earth Peace’s theme for Peace Day 2012 is “Praying for Ceasefire.”
You might think that this sounds like the same candlelit vigil that you’ve done or seen a million times before. But what if this year, this event had spiritual power?
What would it be like to declare a ceasefire this September 21, and to invite your community or neighborhood to join in prayer and celebration that day?
Imagine what a ceasefire might be like in your community.
Every community struggles with its own challenges. What could a real ceasefire look like where you are? What if you invited your community, during that twenty-four hour period, to pray for a ceasefire? Pray for a ceasefire in your congregation. Pray for a ceasefire in your families. Pray for a ceasefire in your city.
Would it be:
- not one incident of domestic violence
- no shootings or homicides
- no character assassination, backstabbing gossip or malicious slander
- a time to pray for restored relationships
- a time for new relationships to be formed across walls that divide
- a time to declare that all wars are over and to call for our young men and women to come home
Who do you need to bring together to pray in a new and powerful way to end the violence?
Peace Day is a time to join with your community and to be inspired for powerful initiatives for change.
Follow-up training and accompaniment available. We know that one event doesn’t stop violence. We are seeking our next round of community partners to provide accompaniment and training for grassroots change. If you have people excited to do something about violence, On Earth Peace is available to offer intensive training in how to catalyze your community by applying principles and skills of nonviolent organizing and mobilizing.