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2016 Soccer Day of Peace & Play

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2016 Soccer Day of Peace & Play

This event uses sport as a platform to engage youth and promote peace, education, health, cross-cultural engagement and community development.

Date

09/24/2016 00:00

Location

US, Philadelphia
Date & time:

24 September, 9am – 3pm
Location: Beverly Hills Recreation Area, 1747 East Marshall Road, Landsdowne, Philadelphia 19050

Join with people across the region and around the world to take positive action for peace, justice and unity on personal, local and/or global levels!

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Commemorating the United Nations’ International Day of Peace (September 21), the 2016 Soccer Day of Peace & Play uses sport as a platform to engage youth and promote peace, education, health, cross-cultural engagement and community development.

People in cities, communities and villages worldwide have engaged in the International Day of Peace in diverse and meaningful ways. Here are just some of the many Peace Day activities that have taken place across the globe:

  • Minute of silence at 12 noon (all timezones)
  • Peace education events
  • Collaborative intercultural and interfaith dialogues
  • Workshops on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Meditation and prayer *Planting peace poles
  • Community gatherings
  • Vigils *Concerts and festivals
  • Soccer/football matches in the spirit of peace
  • Service to others
  • Feasts for Peace
  • Writing peace poetry
  • Yoga
  • Marches, parades and flag ceremonies
  • Public programs with government officials
  • Engaging youth in peace-building activities.

In 2015, millions of people worldwide engaged in the United Nations International Day of Peace (Peace Day), September 21. Thousands of organisations offered a wide range of peace activities – some, like Peace Day Philly, over the course of 1 week.

Engaging in Peace Day can take place privately, as part of a group and/or as a participant in an event or program. The pages in this section – Children & Youth, the Arts, Nonviolence, Environment, Health, Social Justice, etc. offer diverse ideas for observing this global day shared with all humanity.

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