Augustinians Support International Day of Peace: September 21, 2017

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The Augustinian Commission for Justice and Peace encourages Augustinian schools, parishes, and communities to observe International Day of Peace, September 21, 2017, with learning, prayer and other actions to promote peace, and invites all who identify with Augustinian spirituality to do likewise.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1981 that each September a “Day of Peace” shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This Day is now celebrated every September 21.

2017 Theme: "Together for Peace"

“Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All” is the theme of the 2017 International Day of Peace.

This theme invites civil society, church organizations and people everywhere in a global partnership to pray and act for a more just and more peaceful world for all.

Pope Paul VI observed that the Bible says, “Justice will bring about peace." (Isaiah 32:17) He rephrased Isaiah’s message in more dynamic terms, "If you want peace, work for justice." (Day of Peace Message, 1972)       

“Together for Peace” resonates with the concepts of community and seeking the common good, important aspects of St. Augustine’s spirituality.

Augustinians invite you to join us in praying for peace and working for justice.

    “Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be called the sons and daughters of God.”  
— Matthew 5:9


International Day of Peace Prayer

More Resources for International Day of Peace:

Together for Peace: International Day of Peace 2017

International Day of Peace Vigil

Message of UN Secretary General António Guterres

International Day of Peace on Facebook