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Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids will be celebrated on Sunday, September 23, 2018 with a Peace Walk in St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of the Dominican Sisters-Grand Rapids at Marywood at 1:00 p.m.
Paths around the Dominican Center at Marywood

Paths around the Dominican Center at Marywood /Domincan Center at Marywood

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10,1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document.
It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.

The annual observance of the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, 2018, will once again be greeted by a Proclamation from the Mayor’s Office to “commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” The 2018 theme for the United Nations International Day of Peace is “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70." The United Nations is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

United Nations International Day of Peace in Grand Rapids will be celebrated on Sunday, September 23, 2018 with a Peace Walk in St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of the Dominican Sisters-Grand Rapids at Marywood (2025 East Fulton St. and Lakeside Dr.) at 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. sponsored by the Instruments of Hope.

Followed by an Interfaith Peace Service from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Dominican Chapel at Marywood then a reception in Dominican Center. Seven speakers from various faith traditions will speak to the theme “universal declaration of human rights."

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