Warning, Moral Alert! If you don’t like Moralising, just skip over this one…
On the 7th of September 2001, The 21st September was chosen by the UN to be “The UN International Day of Peace, a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.” (UN Resolution GA resolution 55/282)
I only found this out, because at 22:00 on the 20th September 2004, I watched a film, relegated to late night BBC4 of all stations, about how “International Peace Day” came into being. The Film was made by a very inspirational man, Jeremy Gilley.
In 1999, Jeremy was a “bit-part” Actor, with aspirations of becoming a Director. He decided to make a film about trying to establish a “International Peace Day”, at that point not caring about whether he succeeded or not, he just wanted to make a film about the process.
He truly thought that he would fail, and the Film would turn out to be a testimony to the stubbornness of the world’s governments.
However, he visited places and saw things, and more and more his idea evolved into something he didn’t want to fail at, and so, he worked towards the dream of an “International Peace Day”, and that dream is now a reality.
This proves that just one man can make a difference. So, I now feel the need to tell everyone I know about this very important day.
Visit the Website http://www.peaceoneday.org and find out about how we all can make a difference.
It’s been a year since I last sent this message out, and things seen to be worse, not better… However, there is always the hope that if people can have “Peace one day” they can have “Peace every day”.
That is why I’m asking you to please copy and paste this information into an e-mail, and send the letter around the world to everyone that you know. I don’t usually participate in “chain letters”, in fact, I heartily disagree with them! But hey, if you are going to do something, do it in style eh? And this one is so worth it…