CLIMATE ACTION FOR PEACE
Each year the United Nations International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. It’s a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for
2019 is “Climate Action for Peace”.
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss proclaims September 21, 2019 as the International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids.
September 16-20, 2019 a Week of Peace Education the Grand Rapids Public Schools will participate by a resolution of appropriate activities from our I.G.E. Program Guide for observing peace and celebrating people of different cultures now in its 36th year. 2019 United Nations theme is “Climate Action for Peace.” Students from Environmental Studies at GVSU will be available to Grand Rapids Public Schools to speak to students about World Peace and Climate Change.
Sunday September 22, 2019 , from 1-1:45pm a Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Marywood Grand Rapids . Bronze sculptures of St. Francis by the local artist Mic Carlson line the pathways. Sponsored by the Instruments of Hope.
Followed by an
Interfaith Peace Service 2 to 3 pm at The Dominican Chapel at Marywood (East Fulton and Lakeside Dr.) and a reception in the Dominican Center. The service includes representatives of many faiths from the community.