the christian heart of the village

International Day of Prayer for Peace

Home » News » Day of Prayer for Peace
Prayer Hands_160915

The International Day of Prayer for Peace
Wednesday 21st September

Here in Halmer End we are sharing in the International Day of Prayer for Peace. The congregation and most of the people who meet in various groups during the week are being asked to observe 1 minute of silence at 12 noon on Wednesday 21st September to be part of a wave of peace around the world. We invite you to share with us wherever you are at that time.

In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 36/67 declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution 55/282 declaring 21 September of each year as the International Day of Peace. The intention of the resolution is to have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence.

The UN International Day of Peace on 21 September takes place, each year, in parallel with the International Day of Prayer for Peace (IDPP). The UN day is a day on which armed conflict is meant to be stilled, a day for combatants to observe cease-fires, a day on which all people are invited to commit or reaffirm their commitment to non-violence and the peaceful resolution of disputes.

Each year on 21 September the World Council of Churches (WCC) calls churches and parishes to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace. This Day offers an opportunity for church communities in all places to pray and act together to nurture lasting peace in the hearts of people, their families, communities and societies.

The idea was proposed in 2004 during a meeting between WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and coincides with the UN International Day of Peace.

You may also be interested in

Petunia Surfinia 2_210623
Webteam: Fri 25 Jun 2:36pm

Plants for SaleHalmer End Methodist Church is selling plants.All grown in Halmer EndGood selection of varietiesVery good qualityRiley's Post Office in Halmer End has very kindly agreed to let us sell the plants from outside their shop so if you want to see a selection of the plants available just visit the Post Office during their normal opening hours 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to...

Plant Fair 12th June 2021
Webteam: Fri 04 Jun 10:56am

You are invited to a Plant Fair on Saturday 12th June in the Minnie Pit Memorial Garden opposite to Halmer End Methodist Church from 10.30 am until 12.30 pm.More details on the poster.Our attached pdf files list all the plants which are available today 4th June 2021. As plants sell out the plant lists are being updated and a copy of the latest list can be requested via our dedicated email...

Plant Fair Poster 29-05
Webteam: Sun 23 May 3:58pm

You are invited to a Plant Fair on Saturday 29th May in the Minnie Pit Memorial Garden opposite to Halmer End Methodist Church from 10.30 am until 1.00 pm.More details on the poster.Copies of the latest list of plants are available via our dedicated email chapelplants@outlook.comAll proceeds are for Halmer End Methodist Church.This event is weather dependent so please take a look on our...

© 2015 - 2021 Halmer End Methodist Church

Site last updated July 2021