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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, on Thursday Sept 20 and Friday September 21. 

 Thursday, September 20
Conversations with International Students
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Popular Reading Room, Gumberg Library

Peace is a Right: Freedom from Fear


Moment of Silence
Time: noon
Where: wherever you are

Noon Mass and Candle Service
Time: 12 p.m
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Student Activities: Creative expressions for Peace
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: PNC Atrium

Peace is a Right: Freedom from Fear:

The Pittsburgh Community shares information regarding Peace activities.
Time: 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Union Ballroom

Gathering of the International Flags
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Outside of the Student Union by the Fountain

International Flag Ceremony and Main Program
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Student Union Ballroom

Peace Prayers
All Day, Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Remembrance candles will be on display in the Living
Learning Centers and prayer cards will be available
One minute of silence for peace at
Noon. Wherever you are, please pause for
one moment of silence.

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.

Peace Cranes

We'd like to thank anyone who participated in folding origami cranes during our 11 Days of Peace for the International Peace Promotion Department of the City of Hiroshima. Our cranes have officially been added to the Children's Peace Monument in Peace Memorial Park and we've received these pictures.

Peace monument cranesPeace monument cranes

Learn more about the Peace Monument


The official UN website for the International Day of Peace Event

LibGuide Gumberg Library


Messengers of Peace

Peace Education