Given the escalating crisis in the Middle East, once again, we are asking the Calm Collective and all meditators to come together for a silent vigil for all those living in the midst of fear and violence, experiencing trauma, heartache and sudden loss at this time.
Greetings of peace and joy, as we are celebrating the arrival of spring! This is also the month of peace, as UN International Day of Peace falls on 21 September and some faiths pay special attention in their prayers and meditations in the lead-up to that date. This weekend has been declared a national weekend of prayer, reflection and meditation in support of our First Nations Peoples. As the national referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament now approaches, representatives from Australia’s major religions have formed a powerful multi-faith alliance to celebrate the wonderful opportunity for recognition and reconciliation offered by the impending landmark vote.
The theme of this year’s UN Peace Day is “Actions for Peace”. Calm in the City invite you to join them on the morning of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2023. Two other events – on this international day – are notified, one by the Charter for Compassion Australia, and one by Brahma Kumaris.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End Racism – Build Peace”. This year’s theme is, once again, an invitation to reflect and act on the kind of world we want to live in now and to create for our future generations – a world where compassion, kindness, empathy and respect are the ruling forces. You are invited to join this half-hour4 peace-filled event on Wednesday, 21 September 2022, online.
A special initiative called The Calm Collective which is being launched as a collaborative network, to bring together committed meditators, faith leaders and well-wishers from all backgrounds and walks of life. It has one aim: To establish a collective, silent intentional space that gathers the power of presence for 10 minutes. These focused spaces are designed to generate atmospheres of calm, healing and hope. The Calm collective commences on the evening of Sunday, 26 September, 2021.
Greetings of Peace! We wish our friends, family and community Muharram Mubarak and Shana Tova, with many blessings and a new year of filled with peace, good health, hope and wellbeing. Although we are currently facing many challenges calling for spiritual hope and courage, September is a month filled with much significance and many holy days in different faith traditions.
The twentieth anniversary of 9/11, tomorrow, also is a reminder to renew our commitment to peace. It is timely that 21 September every year commemorates the UN International Day of Peace. This year the theme of UNIDP is ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world’. RfP Tas will honour the day by meeting in person and by zoom (called ‘hybrid’ meetings these days) for silent meditation on Tuesday 21 September 21, beginning at 11.30am, finishing at 12noon to the sound of the Peace Bell, traditionally rung at that time in Japan.