A Moment of Peace, A Day of Peace, A World of Peace


Today is the United Nations International Day of Peace (IDP). Each year this day is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. An invitation to all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the Day. 

"By opening our hearts, joining hands and reaching out to refugees and migrants, we can move closer to attaining peace, prosperity, and protection for all." UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Please set aside a moment of silence at noon today and join millions of others around the world focusing their intentions on peace. 

Roshi Robert Althouse
Abbot, Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago