Soon we will be bombarded with images of collapsing Twin Towers and planes flying into them on our TV screens.
We are approaching the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11.
However, ten days later are global and local grassroots observations of International Day of Peace (September 21).
I ask you to join groups in your communities in one or more of the following ways, as well as others that you may envision:
Ask your leaders leading up to International Day of Peace to speak to their members about the benefits of practicing peace from within our families into the world;
Appoint a committee within your faith community of other group to sponsor an event dedicated to peace and justice and/or social action;
Offer educational opportunities for everyone in your community from children to adults on the subject of peace; (For example, visit Pinwheelsforpeace.org for ideas)
If your faith community has bells, ring them in unison with other groups as International Day of Peace begins at an agreed upon time on Wednesday, September 21;
Make a donation in support of local organizing committees who are organizing an International Day of Peace event;
If you make a donation, set up a booth as a sponsor or partner at the event to show the public the importance of peace in your group or community;
Finally, make a commitment to making peace by supporting a Bring our War Dollars Home resolution before your City and County Councils soon.
Thank you for all your communities are already doing in the name of peace. May we one day be able to truly call all of our towns, cities and regions Places of Peace before the whole world!