In 1981, the United Nations established the International Day of Peace to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence, devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. On September 21, you are invited to join millions of people around the world to observe a day of peace and nonviolence. Let us recommit ourselves to the work of transformation “…to be transformed and to transform our world, bringing all to the oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent.” (You Are Sent, Constitution of the School Sisters of Notre Dame)
The International Day of Peace is one of the days of special social justice focus for the entire SSND global congregation. Join the School Sisters of Notre Dame and millions of people the world over as we observe a day of peace and nonviolence.
Participate in the Day of Peace
- Visit the International Day of Peace website
- Observe a Public Prayer for Peace at Notre Dame of Elm Grove
- Reflection resource