Dear Friends in Peace:
On the occasion of the 8th annual Central Park Bandshell celebration of The Vigil for International Peace, we have the honor and pleasure to invite you to our event. For information please go to: www.vigil4international peace.org
In 2001, the United Nations unanimously passed a resolution designating September 21 of each year as an “International Day of Peace.” The intention of the resolution is to have the entire world observe a full day of “global ceasefire and nonviolence.” All peoples and organizations are invited to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner. As one way of observing the Day, many peace-based individuals representing a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, are advocating an “International Day of Peace Vigil” with the following objective:
To encourage the observation of a worldwide, 24-hour vigil for peace and nonviolence on the International Day of Peace, 21 September of each year, in every house and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world.”
We cordially invite you and your staff to this years New York City Vigil for International Peace event to be held at the Central Park Bandshell on Saturday the 19th. of September 2009. The event will feature representatives and leaders from a variety of local, national, and international organizations, childrens choirs, musical and vocal ensembles as well as dancers and renowned international artists.
We would like to make New York City a major component in this years Peace observation and would greatly appreciate your participation in commemorating the Vigil in a manner of your choosing.
In this period of global uncertainty, we thank you for participating in this vision to bring lasting peace to all the peoples of the world. www.goodnewsbroadcast.com will share highlights of the vigil.
Rev. Susana Bastarrica, Founder Organizer
Office of Human Resources/DM, United Nations Headquarters, NY, DC1-200 G
James Cannings, Music Manager, Elena Ruyter, Stage Manager, Paul Sladkus, Cecilia St. King, Lynna Davis, Christopher George Masters of Ceremony, Justin Kim, K. Tsumagari Stage Coordinators