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The Voices for Peace Concert on September 28

August 17, 2012
Millions of people worldwide will join together to celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session every September. In this respect, Kofi A. Annan maintained: "Peace is far more than the absence of war. Peace comes from the heart; it lives in the way we see others; it survives in the respect we show neighbours every day. Today's world is a global village and we are all neighbors." This year, millions of people worldwide, thousands of organizations, and numerous celebrities and musicians will join together to celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Jesus said: "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you" (John 14; 25). The prophet Isaiah tells us that someday people "will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; neither shall they learn war anymore." We are still waiting for the realization of this dream.

The Voices for Peace Concert is an artistic event that uses music and poetry as a way of engaging differences and promoting cultural understanding and acceptance. The peace poetry for this concert is written by the internationally acclaimed Dr. Richard Whitfield—scientist, policy development specialist, and poet. He has written and published four books of poetry and will be reading some of his poetry this evening.

The musicians for this evening include Dr. John Friesen, Professor of cello at the University of Western Washington and Visiting Professor of Cello at the University of British Columbia, and other professors from the University of Western Washington.

Join us on September 28 at 8pm here at Regent College for this Celebration of Peace. For more details see the event page.

About Regent College

Regent College is an evangelical, international graduate school of Christian studies based in Vancouver, and affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Canada’s third largest university. Regent College is a theological graduate school—a place of academic rigour, cultural engagement, and vibrant faith that transforms intellect, imagination, and character. Here, people from around the world are inspired and enriched with a deep and practical Christian faith extending into all spheres of life and enabling them to live more thoughtfully in varied vocations in the church and the world.

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