Today is the UN’s International Day of Peace and there are a number of events happening locally. Fr Martin Magill has helped me compile a list of some of the events, which are included on the calendar feature of this blog.
The UN website reads:
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The work of the United Nations would not be possible without the initial partnerships that were active in its creation and the thousands of partnerships each year between governments, civil society, the private sector, faith-based groups and other non-governmental organizations that are needed to support the Organization in achieving its future goals.
Among the more notable events is the ‘Peacefest’ at Belfast City Hall, 6.30 pm-10pm, described as a ‘mini festival bringing people together through music, art, storytelling, and dialogue.’ This event is expected to appeal to young people.
Also at the Agape Centre on the Lisburn Road, Dr Duncan Morrow will speak at 7.30 pm on ‘Beyond Despair: The Future of Northern Ireland – What does Hope Look Like?’