September 21st is the United Nations International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 and marked by a moment of silence in the General Assembly, the day of peace was created for “promoting the ideals of Peace” and ”giving positive evidence of [the United Nations'] commitment to peace in all viable ways.” Hundreds of events for this day are organized around the world, including concerts, group meditations, and a global Peace Wave with moments of silence at noon in every time zone. This year, Isha Institute of Inner-sciences in McMinnville, Tennessee will be joining these global events by hosting our first annual World Peace Day Conference! Sadhguru Vasudev, visionary humanitarian and founder of Isha Foundation, will be joined at the event by a panel of environmentalists, lawmakers, creative artists, and business leaders who are striving to create peace in the world. The theme for the 2013 UN Day of Peace is “Education for Peace”. In keeping with the UN’s effort, our World Peace Day celebration will include the voices of student panelists. If you’d like to be a student panelist, click here for more info! You can also enter our Playing for Peace songwriting competition. The top 5 finalists will be performing live on Sept 21st at the Isha center. Other World Peace Day events includes Interfaith Singing, documentary screenings and displays for local organization, delicious food from local food trucks, hiking to waterfalls and bluffs on the spectacular 1300-acre campus, and in the evening a live outdoor music concert!
September 21, 2013
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