Who will you make Peace with?
September 21, 2014 | Nick Taylor
It is Peace Day, Sunday 21 September 2014. A day when we join the call for global ceasefire and non-violence.
The day is the creation of Jeremy Gilleyn an actor turned filmmaker, who in the late 1990s became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace. He decided to explore these through the medium of film, and specifically, to create a documentary following his campaign to establish an annual day of ceasefire and non-violence.
In 1999, Jeremy founded Peace One Day, a non-profit organisation, and in 2001 Peace One Day’s efforts were rewarded when the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day.
This year Peace Day will be celebrated by millions across the world and at 12:00 BST, we in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will join in. This year the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace is participating in three ways:
First, in the town of Warrington in Cheshire, England a number of people are running in the annual English Half Marathon. They are running for peace and in solidarity wit millions of athletes across the world who will take place in peaceful sport in activities today. READ MORE HERE
Second, we are promoting and supporting the group Basement Jaxx in their global arts initiative Power to the People calling on all people to cmd together in power through music, art and film and dance. JOIN IN POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Finally we are broadcasting live from Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the Peace One Day Celebration 2014 will be broadcast starting at 12:00. The show will be headlined by US/Senegalese RnB hip hop superstar Akon, with performances from a wealth of Congolese talent – Lexxus Legal, Dety Darba, Sango’A and Mzee Mbukuli – and with contributions from French presenter Ayden, international actor Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley.
The concert is being filmed in HD and shown live via this website. You can watch the concert, and hear and see the message of Peace Day, with the world. WATCH THE CONCERT NOW
It starts at 1.00pm Goma time (click here for start times around the world). That is 12:00 BST. Other global times click here
We need to inspire everybody to mark the day so please pass this link as far and as wide as you can!
Enjoy PEACE DAY!