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Church Will Celebrate Peace Day

The Methodist Church in Fiji, in partnership with Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA), and the United Nations (UN) has created a space for an Ecumenical Church Service
20 Sep 2014 08:12
Church Will Celebrate Peace Day
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The Methodist Church in Fiji, in partnership with Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA), and the United Nations (UN) has created a space for an Ecumenical Church Service to mark the 2014 International Day of Peace at the Centenary Church in Suva tomorrow.

The theme for the service is “Living the Peace of the Kingdom”.

Methodist Church in Fiji’s secretary for communication, Reverend James Bhagwan said this was in support of the Fiji Council of Churches and Christian Church Leaders’ 2013 commitment to commemorating the International Day of Peace annually.

“As we conclude our general elections and look to the future, let us come together to recommit this nation to being a just, peaceful and inclusive society,” Rev Bhagwan said.

The International Day of Peace or Peace Day is observed around the world each year on September 21.

It was established in 1981 by Resolution 36/37; the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt Resolution 55/282 establishing September 21 as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.

Anyone anywhere can celebrate Peace Day.

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