UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE
From 11:30 p.m. on December 31st to 12:30 a.m. on January 1st each year, Universal Hour of Peace hopes to take a step toward a war-free world.
The day encourages the promotion of peaceful activities during the hour of observance.
HOW TO OBSERVE #UniversalHourOfPeace
Organizations around the world host events supporting an hour of peace. Some include prayer, music, poetry, or speeches. Gatherings may be large or small, but the effort overall will be to spread the word of peace in every heart and mind regardless of faith.
Several ways to participate include:
- host a prayer circle
- join a candlelight vigil
- meditate or attend a meditation session
- organize an event to discuss drawing us closer to peace
- share resources for promoting harmony in communities
- participate in discussions that bring organizations together to create solutions to issues
- share an experience
- write a poem or story
Use #UniversalHourOfPeace to post on social media.
UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE HISTORY
Dr. Barbara Condron at the School of Metaphysics conceived the first Universal Hour of Peace, and the world celebrated on October 24, 1995. It coincided with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations and the autumnal equinox. The following year it was moved to January 1st at Noon GMT. It is now celebrated from 11:30 p.m. December 31st to 12:30 a.m. January 1st.
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