Designed for prospective students with a passion for combining a desire for social justice with the techniques of peace building, the Guide can also
inspire What YOU Can Do.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Peace Day is a great way for college and university students to join with young people around the world and make their voices heard for peace.
Students can engage in peace activities in their classes, campus clubs, informal groups — or independently. Volunteering and service; music, art and film; intercultural dialogue; speakers on topics related to peace; cultural celebrations and faith gatherings; fundraising activities for local or global peace efforts; flash mobs for peace; peace walks; dances for peace; and mediations are just some of the options for Peace Day engagement.
WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY STUDENT: DOWNLOAD PDF
We urge faculty to devote some class time during the weeks surrounding September 21 to peace-related topics related to course curriculum.
FACULTY/STUDENT RESOURCES: “THE EVOLUTION OF A GLOBAL PEACE SYSTEM" — A short Documentary
Based on historian Kent Shifferd's "From War to Peace", this slide show describes 28 trends leading to the evolution of a global peace system. Click on image above to view presentation and to download study guides.
ENGAGE IN PEACE DAY IN WAYS MEANINGFUL TO YOU
You don’t have to organize or attend an event to participate in Peace Day. Individuals can observe Peace Day in whatever way is personally meaningful. Take time for quiet reflection, volunteer in your community, commit to more peaceful communications in your home, share some peaceful time with someone who needs support, learn about a global issue related to people or the environment — all are ways you can engage in this global day.
Simple Ways you can engage in the daily personal practice of peace and "3D" compassion (caring for others, self, and the Earth.)
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Have a "Pie Social" with Pizza and invite Austin teacher/facilitator LuAnne Stovall lead to lead you through some "courageous conversations" that can build peace. Join this initiative.
Share poems for peace — your own or your favorites, in your apartment or a favorite coffee house. You could also publish them online or have some serious discussions about the role of poetry in messaging Peace. Consider the poetry of The Holy Bible, The Holy Qur'an, The Baghavad Gita, Lennon's Imagine.