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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 the Candle Lighting Ceremony on Monday, 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.

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.

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Learn more about the Peace Monument

Monday, September 11
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Time: Noon Mass
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.

Mass for Peace
Time: 8 p.m. Readings on peace will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, September 14
Conversations with International Students
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Popular Reading Room, Gumberg Library

Monday, September 18:
Mass for Peace
Time: 8 p.m. Readings on peace will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Where: Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, September 21:
Peace and Justice Display
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Duquesne Union, 2nd Floor

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.

Thursday, September 21 -
One minute of silence for peace
Noon, Wherever you are, please pause for
one moment of silence.

Peace Like a River: A Service of Remembrance.
Time: 6 p.m.
Where: St. Mary of the Mount Church Mt. Washington.


The official UN website for the International Day of Peace Event

Messengers of Peace

Peace Education