Peace Day Meditation 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 7-8:15pm
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park, Port Colborne, Ontario
“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is the manifestation of human compassion.”
— Dalai Lama
Meet us at H.H. Knoll Park on Saturday, September 21 at 7pm, where we’ll celebrate International Peace Day with a guided meditation for world peace and candlelight ceremony. This is a free, public, friendly gathering, promoting peace and well-being, one heart at a time.
Bring your family, some friends, and something to sit on (yoga mat, blanket, lawn chair).
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 905.401.YOGA (9642) or text Heather at 519.400.7862.
2019 UN Peace Day Theme: “Climate Action for Peace”
The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere. The salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the impact on public health is escalating. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent.
Peace can only be achieved if concrete action is taken to combat climate change. Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand in May, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “nature does not negotiate” and emphasized four key measures that Governments should prioritize in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050: tax pollution, not people; stop subsidizing fossil fuels; stop building new coal plants by 2020; focus on a green economy, not a grey economy.
Learn more at: https://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/