September 21st is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. In today’s world, where acts of violence have become an almost-everyday occurrence, the fight for peace is more essential than ever. It is important that we, as individuals, do all that we can to strive for peace and create unity in an increasingly divided world.
Barbara Gaughen-Muller’s, author of the upcoming book Revolutionary Conversations, late husband Robert Muller was the man who chartered this increasingly important day. In 1983, Robert served as Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and helped charter Pathways to Peace in an effort to create a better world. Pathways to Peace was granted Peace Messenger Initiative status by the UN Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar, and by 1984, over 52 countries responded to PTP’s invitation to participate in the annual peace-building initiative. Today, participants from all over the world observe a moment of silence every September 21st, called “the moment of silence heard around the world.”
Barbara is looking to spread a message of peace and awareness of International Peace Day and can speak about:
• Robert Mueller’s legacy and how he helped create the United Nations International Day of Peace
• How our individual actions–both large and small– can contribute to a more peaceful world
• Ways we can find peace in our own personal lives and encourage others to do so as well