Who Will You Make Peace With?
Peace One Day began as one person’s idea in 1999. Two years later that good-idea-guy, Jeremy Gilley, persuaded the United Nations to adopt its first annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on Sept. 21, 2001.
Last Sept. 21, 280 million people in 198 countries were aware of Peace Day – 4% of the world’s population. About 2% of those people (5.6 million) behaved more peacefully as a result. Peace One Day expects to double those figures this Sept. 21; and by 2016, 3 billion people will know about Peace Day.