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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Peace Walk marks Peace Day in city

Saturday, September 15, 2007

In recognition of International Peace Week, a community walk for peace is planned for 5 p.m. Sunday at the Greencastle Labyrinth in Hamilton Park at the corner of Jackson and Hannah streets.

Parking is available in the lot south of the park.

An opening ceremony will welcome all who attend and will include a peace litany, reflections on peace, labyrinth walking and bell ringing for peace. And emphasis will be placed on how everyone can become more effective peacemakers, joining in a moment of silence each day at noon.

International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution and was first celebrated in 1982. The observance is to be a day of strengthening the ideal of peace and alleviating tensions and causes of conflict. The purpose of the Greencastle Labyrinth Walk for Peace is to raise public awareness, to enhance our community and lives and to cooperate with more than 1,700 organizations in more than 175 nations planning Peace Day activities. The Labyrinth Walk for Peace is part of this global effort.

Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has said, "We need to promote greater tolerance and understanding among the people of the world. Nothing can be more dangerous to our efforts to build peace than a world divided along religious, ethnic or cultural lines. In each nation, and among all nations, we must work to promote unity based on our shared humanity."

This event is sponsored by members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and everyone is welcome.

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