HONORING THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
All are invited to join us! PEACE SUNDAY 2017 will be held at the IMAN Cultural Center on September 17th, in honor of the UN’s International Day of Peace. This year is the 52nd anniversary of Unity-and-Diversity World Council (UDC). the 16th anniversary of One Global Family Foundation (OGFF), and the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations. UDC was born during International Cooperation Year 1965, the highlight of the United Nations 20th anniversary. OGFF was born on September 11th, 2001 after the horrific terrorist attacks upon thousands of innocent people in the USA.
Peace Sunday, the annual event sponsored by UDC and OGFF, is a call empowering us to build a peaceful and sustainable future. This year’s theme “Sacred Activism: Caring for Each Other and Mother Earth Through Active Engagement” challenges us, in these increasingly troubled and turbulent times, to step up, stand up, and actualize our most sacred values in our individual lives, in our families, communities, nations, and world.
This year, our sacred activism will address nuclear proliferation and the danger of nuclear waste, which is of specific and immediate concern to us in Southern California due to 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste potentially being stored in steel drums on the beach at the decommissioned San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).
The United States has over 5,000 nuclear weapons, more than all the other nations armed with nuclear weapons combined. President Trump is seeking to increase our military budget by $54 Billion taking funds away from social and economic services, education, disaster relief, and foreign aid. US military and associated costs account to fifty percent of the US budget. Nuclear weapons, nuclear waste, and climate change are humanity’s most existential threat. We, the people, have allowed this to happen. We, the people, must resolve these critical issues. We, the people, must demand an end to nuclear madness, and demand that our government acknowledge the reality of climate change, and take steps to amend this insanity!
Peace Sunday has always featured inspiring speakers, music, displays of participating groups, and serves as a day of collaborative participation toward creating a more just, sustainable and peaceful world. This year’s Peace Sunday keynote speakers will be US Congresswoman Karen Bass and scientist, aerospace, chemical and nuclear engineer Edward D. McCullough. Peace Sunday includes a Sunday morning interfaith service with inspiring presentations from interfaith leaders and performers (10am to 11:30am), lunch, breakout session (12:30pm to 1:45pm), and the main afternoon Peace Sunday stage program (2pm to 5pm). See the flyer below for more details.
Additionally, Peace Sunday will feature the screening of Women Wage Peace, a new film production of the Jerusalem Prayer Project, a special affiliate of UDC, telling the story of courageous Israeli and Palestinian women who are forging a momentous new direction for peace in the Holy Land. Women Wage Peace has been filmed in Israel/Palestine and produced by Stephen Fiske and Robert Corsini.
We, the people, are called to Sacred Activism. Please show up and let your voice be heard!!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Unity-and-Diversity World Council
General Admission: $15 Eventbrite / $20 at the door
Students & Seniors: $10 Eventbrite / $15 at the door
Peace Pole Raffle: $5 for 1 ticket, $10 for 3 tickets, $20 for 7 for tickets
Click HERE to purchase Early Bird Tickets thru Eventbrite by midnight September 15th.
IMAN Cultural Center
3376 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Visit the Peace Sunday website for more information: www.PeaceSunday.org
Visit the Peace Sunday Facebook event page, click “Going”, and invite others: Facebook link