To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
The General Board of Church & Society of the United Methodist Church states their commitment to “A world community that is a fellowship of persons who honestly love one another.” The board further states “In order to create such a world, we believe that there should be justice and peace in every nation and respect for all people living within a nation’s borders. To ensure international justice, and a secure world community, we endorse the United Nations, its related bodies, Ithe International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court as the best instruments for pursuing peace and justice on a global scale (Social Principles #165.)”
IN TRAVERSE CITY, CELEBRATING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
The Veterans for Peace Chapter 50 in Traverse City will be celebrating on Saturday, September 20, 2014. They have several activities planned from 8:am – 9 pm. The listing of activities and their starting times can be found on their web site: www.vfp50.org.