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11 Days of Peace

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. Since its inception, Peace Day has marked our personal and planetary progress towardpeace. Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as to make an impact on the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Ceasefire would mean to humankind.

Please join Spiritan Campus Ministry and other on- campus partners in observing the International Day of Peace, part of the 11 Days of Peace, beginning with  Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11.

For more information on the International Day of Peace visit internationaldayofpeace.org.

Also, please visit Gumberg Library's 11 Days of Peace site for Upcoming Events http://guides.library.duq.edu/peace.

Sunday, September 11
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Time: 9 p.m. Mass
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Monday, September 12
Building Blocks for Peace Banner
The banner will be traveling to different locations on Campus.
It will be in the Chapel all day until 10 pm.
Mass for Peace with Alive (adoration and community) following the Mass at 8:30 pm.
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, September 14:
Building Blocks for Peace Banner
Time: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Commuter Center

Thursday, September 15:
Conversation with International Students
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Gumberg Library Popular Reading Room

Monday September 19 Mass for Peace 8pm.  

Wednesday, September 21 -
Moment of Silence
Time: noon
Where: wherever you are

Building Blocks for Peace Banner
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: 3rd Floor Atrium of the Union

Sunday, Sept. 11:

Candle Lighting Ceremony
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Prayers for Peace
Interfaith prayer cards are available in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit and various campus locations for nine days of prayer

Wednesday, Sept. 21:

The International Day of Peace  



The official UN website for the International Day of Peace Event

Messengers of Peace

Peace Education