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International Day of Peace 2021

Raising Peace Festival

You're invited to join ‘Raising Peace’, a festival of over 30 organisations devoted to the pursuit of PEACE.

The Raising Peace Festival will be held online from 16 - 26 September 2021 as part of the world-wide observance of the International Day of Peace on September 21. 

There are now 37 sessions in this free, online festival, all with the central theme of working for PEACE. 

To access the sessions you need to register to receive the Zoom link. Go to to read more about each session and register for them.   

If you are zoomed-out, you can turn off your screen and listen to the sessions.

Each session has a line-up of well-informed speakers: there are four sessions by our First Nations leaders, the ambassador of Costa Rica will speak about his country not having an army, several sessions on the UN day of Peace and one session facilitated by Geraldine Doogue, peacemakers from African countries and from Pacific countries, Afghanistan and peace, facilitated by senator Mehreen Faruqi, academics from several universities, activism to stop killer robots, peace and the environment with one session facilitated by Tim Costello.

The last session on 26 September is about the future of the peace movement in Australia:  

Go to to read more about the many participating organisations.  

When: Thursday 16 - Sunday 26 September 2021

Registrations: Click here to register and for more information about these exciting events.  Registration is free.  

Download:  Raising peace festival_poster here. Please distribute this email or post on social media to interested people. 

International Day of Peace Interfaith Prayer Service

Join an online Interfaith Prayer Service.

You are warmly invited to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace.

When: Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 2pm (AEST)

Where: on Zoom - 

Occasional address: Rev. Simon Hansford, the Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia NSW & ACT Synod.

Religious leaders from Aboriginal, Bahai, Brahmakumaris, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Mandaean, Sikh, Sufi and Zoroastrian communities will offer prayers for peace. There will be opportunity to light a candle for Peace during the service. So please keep a candle and matchbox ready.

For further information contact Rev. Dr. Manas Ghosh on 0429 892 548 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Download  Interfaith Prayer Service Peace_ Poster 2021 here. You may use this to promote the service through your network of friends and families or organisation. 

Virtual UN Peace Day Event 

When: Tuesday 21 September  5.30-6.00pm (AEST)

UN Peace Day Invitation:

Your peace, our peace, world peace. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.

In the face of the pandemic, as we move towards recovery and healing, we invite you to join leaders from faith and non-faith backgrounds and come together, in unity, to light a candle for peace. 

This half hour peace-filled event, including a gentle guided meditation and messages of hope, will celebrate and reinforce compassion, resilience, courage and hope within the community. 

Join in and make your own dedicated contribution to peace - and all that it brings for us all - on this universal day of peace.

FREE online webinar. Bookings required. BOOK HERE 

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