FOLLOW US

FacebookInstagramYoutubeLinkedinFlickr

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 2022
S M T W T F S
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Day of Peace in New Jersey, USA

In a unique gesture to commemorate the UN's International Day of Peace, faith leaders from New Jersey embarked on a "Peace Boat" to offer prayers and a peace ceremony in front of both the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations.

The journey around the tip of Manhattan Island to the UN was difficult because of the weather; there was a small craft warning that day. But all on board were committed to mark the International Day of Peace on the East River overlooking the United Nations complex.


Participants included Ralph Oppenheimer and Rev. Barry Geller representing UPF in New Jersey, Rev. Michael Sykes of the United Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Leah Ayoo of the Association of Christian Evangelists, Dr. Dawud Assad of the Islamic Center of South Jersey, and Rev. Kigundu Ndwiga and Pastor George Okumu both of the 7th Day Adventist Church.

For the "Peace Ceremony" participants each poured their own holy water into one common bowl and prayed for peace. Then they emptied the larger container into the sea, praying that all humankind can connect to our common Source and Creator.

To read UPF's Peace Declaration and reports of observances in other nations, click here.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.


Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.




Related Articles

Third Values Education Summit Convened in Australia

Melbourne, Australia—The third Values Education Summit in Australia was sponsored by UPF and the IAAP.

Values Education Summit Held in Australia

Melbourne, Australia—UPF in Australia held its second Values Education Summit of 2022, which featured speakers from the Australian Parents Council.

UPF-Australia Convenes IAAP Values Education Summit Series

Melbourne, Australia—UPF-Australia’s Values Education Summit series continued in 2022 with a summit held in February.