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Peace One Day: A pause to think about what peace really means

The Origins

Jeremy Gilley is an actor turned filmmaker, who in the late 1990s became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace. He decided to explore these through the medium of film, and specifically, to create a documentary following his campaign to establish an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence.

In 1999, Jeremy founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.

Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.

To read more about Peace One Day see the full information here.

To mark the day, see Jeremy in the clip below in conversation with Prem Rawat.


This Peace Day, September 21, 2014, Peacecast will is celebrating with their third worldwide webcast – PEACECAST2014 — and invite everyone to be a part of it.  They are hosting 24 hours of videos about peace – news, music, culture, poetry, dance, animation, spoken word, public service, documentary.

Click here to join in or find out more:

Peace One Day will make history in 2014 by holding a concert at Goma International Airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This celebration will be headlined by five-time Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Akon and features performances from regional artists Lexxus Legal, Dety Darba, traditional drummers Sango’a, and comedian Mzee Mbukuli. It will be hosted by Ayden and features contributions from Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley.

This concert will showcase Peace Day activation taking place across every sector of society in DRC, the Great Lakes region of Africa and around the globe…and you can be a part of it.

This momentous event will be live streamed right here at 1.00pm Goma Time on Sunday 21 September 2014

Please bring your friends and family together, tune in and join us to celebrate a day of ceasefire & non-violence.

What does peace mean to you?




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