United and Committed to Peace

This year, words like “peace,” “commitment” and “unity” take on an even
more profound meaning. Now more than ever, it is important to nurture
peace through acts of kindness towards friends, family, co-workers and
even strangers. These acts make it possible to build healthy communities
bound in social harmony. Each of us has an important role to play in
building and maintaining the peace that adds so greatly to our quality
of life. Peace Days is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on peace and
illuminate our city through the many activities offered by our partners.
The 2020 edition will encourage us to move forward “united and
committed” for a common goal based in our shared humanity.

Peace Days

In 1981, the United Nations declared September 21st to be the International Day of Peace. The day provides an opportunity to highlight and encourage the development of projects and initiatives aimed at creating a kinder, more peaceful and more harmonious society.

Since 2015, the Peace Network for Social Harmony has had the pleasure of coordinating Montreal’s Peace Days celebration, including events on the International Day of Peace itself (Sept 21). We feel privileged to work with so many wonderful partners in this initiative, including those from the community, cultural, educational, and philanthropic sectors. These partners organize an array of activities each year that enable Montrealers to contemplate and take concrete action for peace.

The Peace Network assembles these activities are under the banner of Peace Days; it is a special moment on the calendar to highlight the peace builders of our city and their tremendous initiatives.

We encourage you to become involved – organize your Peace Days activity and register it with our platform!

Annual themes

Celebrate Difference and Unite for Peace

The Right to Peace

My Commitment to Peace

Celebrating Peace and Diversity

Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All

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