Friday, September 19, 2014

International Day of Peace

September 21st marks the 32nd annual International Day of Peace (also known as World Peace Day). This day is dedicated to world peace, but specifically the absence of war and violence. This day serves as a ceasefire to personal and political issues around the world. 

This summer we worked to celebrate peace at Camp Magruder and in our greater world. We purchased a peace pole, created a peace time capsule, and planted our peace pole in the camp garden at the start of the summer. Each week of camp we had campers and staff create their own peace prayer flags by writing poems, prayers, and symbols in their wish for peace and harmony in the world. These flags are also hung in the garden where the wind disperses their messages. When our flags fade and fray, we will burn them to release the last of their prayers and then we will replace them with new renewed wishes. 


What will you do to work toward peace in your life, community, and the world? 

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