Peace One Day
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. The story of one British film maker’s quest to make that day be accepted by the United Nations is an inspirational one. His organization, Peace One Day, tries to create global awareness of the day and promote individual action for peace throughout the world September 21st every year.
As part of its efforts, the Peace One Day group organizes the “One Day, One Goal” Initiative which invites people in all countries to come together play a football match as a symbolic celebration of unity, coorporation and power in bringing people together.
The match in Sri Lanka was played between Colombo International School and an Independent football team on the 21st of September 2008 at the York grounds, Colombo. CIS won the match 6-3.
Beyond Borders helped facilitate the event, we think that symbolism has it’s place. Some More pictures are to be found on our flickr.
Posted on 09/25/2008, in Events-Activities-Announcements, Sri Lanka and tagged Activism, Colombo, Peace, Peace One Day, Peace One Day 2008, Sri Lanka, UN Peace Day, Work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.