Peace Vigil 2008
International Day of Peace
The UN General Assembly set 21
September as the now permanent date
for the International Day of Peace.
From United Nations (un.org): The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations as an annual observance of global non-violence and ceasefire. Every year, people in all parts of the world honour peace in various ways on 21 September.
The Sydney Peace Vigil
As part of the worldwide focus, we in Sydney we will be participating in a 24-hour Peace Vigil:
The Sydney Peace Vigil
Sunday 21st September 2008
At the University steps in Victoria Park, Broadway
from Midnight 20th Sept - Midnight 21 Sept 08.
All our readers, co-workers and friends are invited to join this inspiring invocation and demonstration of our essential unity which is the basis of the coming civilisation. Come in spirit - and in person if possible.
Many spiritual and religious traditions will be participating with prayer, meditation, song, story, music and presentation - see running order for the day (timetable) below. The time outside the period of the public vigil will be devoted to silent, inner reflection.
Beginning the energy inflow
From a time perspective, New Zealand and Australia are situated to open the focus and begin the energy inflow that will be taken up around the world as the Day of Peace unfolds.
This day is perhaps the most significant of the year for the new civilisation which is emerging - growing out of the old and taking humanity in a tide of new realisation, new consciousness, that recognises the whole of Life and our part within its expression through our beautiful blue planet, one of the glorious jewels of the solar system.
Learn more about the significance of this day in our September 2008 Newsletter.
|20th Sept||11pm-midnight||Setting up of site|
|21st Sept||Midnight-01am||Opening Ceremony & World Peace Flame Ceremony & Smoking ceremony, dance and didgeridoo|
|1am-2am||Sydney Goodwill Group Presentation|
|2am-3am||Universal Peace Federation|
|3am-4am||Bahai Community Youth Presentation|
|5am-6am||Amitabha Buddhist Assn - Walking Meditation|
|6am-7am||Dru Yoga Presentation|
|7am-7:30am||Marrickville Peace Grp - Yoga Class|
|7:30am-8am||Creators of Peace Org - Peace Circles|
|9am-10am||Jewish and Christian Storytellers|
|10am-11am||Blue Berrets and Presentation on the United Nations|
|11am-11:30am||Hon B. Perry MP; Dr A. Chesterfield Evans; Peter Airey, President UNAA|
|11:30am-12noon||Musical interlude- singer Lucinda Peters|
|12noon-1pm||Combined Sufi Group|
|1pm-2pm||Muslim Affinity Intercultural Foundation|
|2pm-3pm||Emanuel Synagogue Social Justice Committee|
|5pm-6pm||Amitabha Buddhist Association|
|7pm-8pm||Palestinian & Jewish Group|
|9pm-10pm||The Oneness Blessing|
|10pm-11pm||Universal Dancers for Peace -7th Beatitude|
|11pm-midnight||Ministry for Peace Australia - Closing Ceremony|
|22nd Sept||Midnight-1am||"Bump Out"|