Global Peace Festival:
A Million Acts
of Service and Kindness
On August 9, 2008, a Global Peace Festival will take place on the National Mall, in Washington, DC. This event, organized by many groups including the Points of Light and Hands On Network, will bring people together to celebrate the human family, promote peace for all people as members of one global family under God, encourage interfaith cooperation, and call citizens to service.
Not a Single Day, but Lasting Outcomes
The Festival is a kick-off to a sustained campaign. This campaign is supported by many diverse cultures and faiths. It is about long-term change in our lives. It is about compassion to all those around us.
A key theme and challenge to those mobilized by the Festival campaign is a call to “A Million Acts of Service and Kindness.” – A great goal that can change us all.
Kids Care Clubs are invited to be a part of this campaign, to join forces to build a movement of kindness and service across the nation that seeks to to make a difference. Your Club can record an act of service or kindness by going to www.millionacts.org.
What is an Act of Service or Kindness?
An Act of Service is:
Taking part in organized acts of service to others, on your own, or in a group. It could be helping build a Habitat House, giving food to a food bank, organizing a blood drive in your church, or taking lunch to an elderly shut-in – or as simple as picking up trash near your home.
An Act of Kindness is:
Taking action that may be less organized, but just as – or more – meaningful. Had a fight with someone? Take the first step to reconcile. Or call someone you have been meaning to tell, to say that you love them, or are grateful to them, but keep on putting it off. Or even doing that home chore you’ve been avoiding, that would help someone else, and doing it gratefully.
The Global Peace Festival reminds us that our world is in need of reconciliations, service and kindness. If you would like more information about the Global Peace Festival, visit www.globalpeacefestival.org or email Mark Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org.