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International Day of Peace: Boston
The free celebration (our ninth annual) will be focused on the United Nations’ theme for this year: The Right to Peace—The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70. It will be on the Boston Common near the Park Street MBTA station from 2 to 4 pm. Similar to the 2013 World Council of Churches General Assembly in Busan, we expect to have program elements featuring Human Rights for the Earth, its peoples, the marketplace, and the community.
The program will include brief presentations by peacemakers about their work, performances of music, dance, song, and poetry, and activities for children. It will conclude with the reading of a list of recent local victims of violence. We will then walk to the nearby Garden of Peace to pray for peace among stones engraved with the names of local victims of violence.