2018 Peace Sunday

In conjunction with the International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared day for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.

In solidarity with those celebrating Peace Day all over the world through local action and involvement, the Oakland Peace Center invites faith communities to join us in this commemoration on the Sunday following Peace Day—September 23. We call this Peace Sunday!


How you can participate

Please consider partnering with the OPC on Peace Sunday. Here are some ways you can join in. You can:

  • cultivate peace and justice locally by collecting a special offering to benefit the OPC (we will provide a bulletin insert)
  • have a guest speaker from OPC at your church (pending availability)
  • incorporate the theme of “creating peace locally” into worship and/or adult and children’s education
  • promoting the Peace and Justice Read-a-thon in advance and featuring Read-a-thon participants’ learnings in worship

To get involved, email us and we’ll send you complete information!

About Peace Day

This year’s Peace Day celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “The Right to Peace—The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.” Learn more here.



Above: Children in Zataari Camp in Jordan. Photo credit UN/Sahem Rababah