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Duquesne Events Lead Up to International Day of Peace

11 Days of Peace, a celebration that brings the themes of unity, justice, forgiveness and peace to our attention, is underway at Duquesne University in preparation for the International Day of Peace on Sunday, Sept. 21.

Faculty, staff and students have been participating in events presented by Duquesne’s Spiritan Campus Ministry, in collaboration with the Gumberg Library. The initiative includes distributing interfaith prayer cards throughout campus, lighting candles in the University chapel and signing peace pledge cards.

Liberal Arts alumnus Dr. George D’Angelo was the principal coordinator and founder of the International Day of Peace. The University recognized the retired Air Force Colonel in 2007 with a Mind, Heart and Spirit Award for his involvement in this worldwide initiative.

Events will include:

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • Conversations with International Students, Gumberg Library Popular Reading Room, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

  • Peace Prayers, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, all day
  • Remembrance candles will be displayed and prayer cards available in the Living Learning Centers, all day

Sunday, Sept. 21, International Day of Peace

  • One Moment of Silence for Peace, asking all to pause at noon for a moment of silence
  • Mass for International Day of Peace, Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 9 p.m.

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