May 12, 2009

International Day of Prayer for Peace 2009

On Earth Peace announces:

The International Day of Prayer for Peace 2009
Building Community… Building Peace
September 21, 2009

On Earth Peace is launching its third annual campaign in support of the World Council of Churches International Day of Prayer for Peace initiative, which is observed aPraying hands in Roanoke, VA 2008nnually on September 21, coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Last year, some 160 congregations and organizations in 4 countries, and Puerto Rico participated in On Earth Peace’s campaign.

This year, participating congregations are being encouraged to focus their activities around the ways in which people in every community around the country are being affected by the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression.

One change from previous years offers participants three different kinds of events for the campaign: Observances, Vigils, and Listening Initiatives

Congregations wanting to sign up for the campaign or to receive more information should go to http://www.idopp.onearthpeace.org.