The Peace Day Challenge exists to raise the profile of the International Day of Peace and to affirm peace as a real alternative to the violence we see every day in the world.

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It is all about inspiring a day of action on September 21, focused on building peace through real-life activities and sharing on social media at #PeaceDayChallenge.

Since launching in 2015, the Peace Day Challenge has reached 148 countries and all 50 U.S. states, engaged hundreds of schools and dozens of organizations, and inspired social media posts from high-profile individuals and a broad public audience reaching tens of millions of people.

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Act

  • Sign up for a virtual volunteer opportunity (or look for a safe in-person volunteer opportunity) to support an organization that’s helping to build international peace
  • Organize a virtual activity/event to raise awareness about a peace priority that matters to you, or about the Peace Day Challenge in general
  • Make a personal commitment to be a peacebuilder – for example:
    • Look for opportunities to resolve disagreements
    • Listen with an open mind to those with a different perspective
    • Seek ways to help bridge divides and find common ground
  • Teach your children/students about peace and about how to be a peacebuilder

Share

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    Share what you learn/do on or around September 21 – show up on social media using #PeaceDayChallenge!
  • Post a photo of how you’re doing your part for peace and be a part of the Peace Day Challenge Mosaic – take an action for peace and share a photo on Twitter or Instagram using #PeaceDayChallenge or use the "upload your photo" feature on the mosaic. The photo you share will be used to create a mosaic of all the inspiring things we are doing together to create a more peaceful world.
  • Share the mosaic with your friends to show how you're doing your part for peace!
  • Spread the word about an individual or organization you know to be working to address violent conflict and build peace around the world
  • Share a quote about peace that inspires you to act and may inspire others

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