Marking of International Peace Day

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The theme of 2015’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

In this context, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will screen an hour-long conversation between two well-known peacemakers: Jeremy Gilley of Peace One Day and Prem Rawat.

Some of you may have already heard Prem Rawat speak during the popular Peace Education Programme (PEP) workshops which have been taking place at CCE and which will start again in October and run through 2016.

Prem Rawat’s message is powerful and unique: that peace is possible, and that it begins with each of us. Sharing this message of peace has been his life work. He has been travelling extensively, addressing audiences and helping to change lives for the better for over five decades.

Jeremy Gilley is an English actor, filmmaker and founder of the nonprofit organization, Peace One Day which is dedicated to creating one day a year without conflict. He has worked tirelessly to promote September 21st as a true international day of ceasefire and cessation of hostilities – from violence in our homes and schools, through to armed conflict.

The conversation between these two prominent peacemakers with different approaches to a practical application of peace that transforms lives is truly inspiring. They candidly confront the important questions, the challenges and the hope they find in doing work that is enormously significant in a world where so many of us live daily lives affected by conflict, violence, prejudice and fear.

We invite you and your friends to attend a screening of “Peacemakers: A Conversation between Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat” at the Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Njegoseva 36/I, on Monday, 21September at 19h00.

The screening is free of charge. The event will last about one hour and ten minutes. The screening is in English with Serbian subtitles.