Happy Peace Day!
The International Day of Peace is celebrated
each year on September 21st.
The United Nations established "Peace Day"
by unanimous resolution in 1981.
It's a day for people around the world
to focus on building a culture of peace together.
Each year, the UN selects a theme for Peace Day.
This year's big idea is...
"The Right to Peace-
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70."
Have you ever read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
You can explore it here...
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
It's powerful and important reading.
In the United States we take many of these human rights for granted.
We hold these truths to be self-evident.
On Peace Day this year,
lets remember that
Freedom of Belief,
Freedom of Expression,
Freedom of Assembly
are all considered basic human rights.
When we come together in the
Purple Living Room Project
we are exercising all three of these rights.
We are fortunate that we can do so freely.
Let's #Standup4humanrights around the world.
The UN has a Pledge you can take...
It's an important pledge for all of us.
You can take the official pledge HERE.
On Peace Day this year, let's
sit down and talk together...
Then let's take a stand together
for human rights around the world...
and be grateful we have the right to do so freely.
"Meet in the Middle" is a Purple Living Room campaign encouraging people from across the political spectrum to meet together each week in order to find common ground. Each middle of the week (WEDNESDAY!) we'll post an update on Purple Living Room Project activities. Share YOUR progress on our Facebook group page or in the comments here. Our goal?