International Day of Peace: SEPTEMBER 18, 3:00- 4:30 pm EST (Zoom)
Guest Speaker: Peter Dougherty
Theme: Active, courageous nonviolence is the only way to end racism and build peace
Nonviolence is first of all the force within us that develops through hard work. It is an inner transformation from fear, trauma, and violence, to wholeness – loving relationships with all people and all things, that force is needed to build movements with strategies and tactics to confront and end racism
International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on September 21 and was established in 1981 by Resolution 36/37. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day “as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations’ peoples.” The theme for this year’s International Day of Peace is “End racism.Build peace”
Meet the Speaker: Peter Dougherty is a founder and a Core Member of Meta Peace Team (MPT). He is a Catholic priest of the diocese of Lansing, MI. Peter has been involved in full-time peacemaking for over 40 years. He co-founded many nonviolent action organizations for social change and has been arrested and jailed many times for nonviolent civil resistance actions, most often to end the madness of nuclear weapons and war. Since the founding of Meta Peace Team in 1993, He continues to be an MPT speaker, nonviolence trainer, and organizer of Domestic and International peace teams providing unarmed civilian protection/protective accompaniment. He has been on peace teams in Bosnia, Palestine (Gaza and the West Bank), Iraq, Croatia, Haiti, Chiapas México, and the U.S.
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