“Blessed are the peacemakers” – join them today!

From today’s web edition of The Christian Science Monitor:

“September 21 is United Nations Day of Peace. At noon UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will ring the Peace Bell for the official observation of the day. Also noting this special day is the campaign by “A Million Minutes for Peace.” Its proponents are asking people around the world to take one minute, at noon on the 21st, to pray in their own way for both world peace and for the inner peace that creates harmony. The names of people who pledge to pray will be turned over to the secretary-general after the noon observance.

Such focused prayer has value; first for each individual who participates, because it requires people to take time and pray when they might not otherwise do so. And it has power beyond the local scene…”

(Read the whole article: Let yours be one of a million prayers for peace.)

Here is a classic pop song on peace as it recently appeared on the classy BBC music show “Later with Jools Holland” by the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens…


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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and edit articles on spirituality from the perspective of the practice of Christian Science as an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the teachings of Christian Science transformed my life and re-shaped my career.


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4 Comments on ““Blessed are the peacemakers” – join them today!”

  1. Valerie Needham, Devon, UK
    September 21, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    I shall be glad to join in the worldwide brotherhood of people joining together for a one-minute prayer for peace, and it does not matter that the “minute” is likely to be at many different clock times. Even the “minute” need not be regarded as a clock measurement. Any prayer or meditative thought about the need for peace, the quality of peace, unifies and lifts world thought to bring about human progress in this direction.

  2. September 21, 2010 at 10:23 am #

    Thanks, Val…maybe we should pray at noon UK time and noon New York time…and “then some” too, as they say in the US! 🙂

  3. peter sisson
    September 30, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    I really enjoyed listening to the Peace Train. I was previously unaware of the song which I found very inspirational. I loved the idea that the peace train is coming and surely nothing can prevent the arrival of peace at our platform.

  4. September 30, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    That’s great, Peter. Glad you enjoyed it!

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