On the occasion of the 15th annual celebration of The Vigil for Peace & Ecology, we have the honour and pleasure to invite you to our event to be held at the Central Park’s Bandshell on Sunday, the 18th.of September 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Vigil for Peace & Ecology is a transformational, grassroots effort dedicated to promulgate peace through participation in art, song, dance, music, prayer and ceremony. The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken humanity to harmony and peace through the power of intent and celebration. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities to achieve divinity alignment and recognize the oneness in all.
In 2001, the United Nations unanimously passed resolution 55/282 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 cultural 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 non-religious and spiritually based groups and individuals and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world.”
Our Vigil will take place on the closest weekend assigned to such date (this year on Sunday, the 18th of September 2016) and will feature representatives and leaders from a variety of local, national, and international organizations, children’s choirs, musical and vocal ensembles as well as dancers and renowned international artists and painters.
We would like to make New York City a major component in this year’s Peace observation and would greatly appreciate your participation in commemorating the Vigil in a manner of your choosing.
Please contact us at your earliest convenience if interested in participating to make the necessary arrangements or to answer any questions you may have.
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.
Rev. Susana Bastarrica,
Central Park Event Founder/Organizer