Monday, January 13, 2014

Peace One Day

Peace starts with individual action, and your actions
inspire others to do the same.

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.

Peace Day is not just about a reduction of violence in areas of conflict,
it’s also about reducing violence in our homes, communities and schools.

Visit Peace One Day website

FREE educational tools

Jeremy Gilley visits All Saints Junior School via Skype

Jeremy Gilley's award-winning feature documentary, The Day After Peace

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