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Peace Day and Peace Projects

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Peace Day - September 21st

International Day of Peace -- "Peace Day" is September 21st.

Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, the day marks our dedication to worldwide peace and encourages all individuals to work toward this goal by creating practical acts of peace.

Events for Peace Day range in scale from private gatherings to public concerts and forums where hundreds of thousands of people participate.

Your club can celebrate Peace Day by implementing one of the project ideas found in the Kids Care Clubs projects below.

PEACE PRIZE NECKLACE - Research information about peacemakers who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.  People such as:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Former President Jimmy Carter
  • Former Vice President Al Gore
  • Jane Addams
  • Martin Luther King, Jr,
  • Betty Williams & Maireid Corrigan 
  • Anwar el-Sadat
  • Manachem Begin
  • Bishop Desmond Tutu,
  • Chief Albert John Lutuli
  • Mother Teresa
  • Nelson Mandela
  • F.W. de Klerk
  • Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Wangari Maathai.

Discuss Promoting Peace in your Kids Care Club Activities, make the peace pledge found in the project or create your own peace pledge. Make Peace Prize Necklaces to wear as ambassadors of peace.

PEACE DAY-CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES-Make a Diversity Quilt, or a One World, One Heart Necklace, and discuss the value and celebration of diversity and tolerance through various enriching activities.

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED-CHAIN FOR LIFE - Make a Kids Care Clubs Chain for Life with messages or symbols of peace on each link. Display it in a public place.

PEACE CRANES- Children around the world make Peace Cranes hoping to inspire others to be peacemakers. Read about how Peace Cranes came to be in Japan and make some of your own for International Peace Day. Check out the Club Activity - Discussing Peace to Promote Peace.

PEACE POLES-A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message and prayer "May Peace Prevail on Earth" on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages. Make one for your school or community for your Peace Day project.

Click here to read more about the International Day of Peace.

Click on Kids For Peace to learn what kids around the world are doing to promote peace.