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Grand Rapids to observe International Day of Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace will be observed in Grand Rapids at Marywood Dominican Center on September 21, 2019
Paths around the Dominican Center at Marywood

Paths around the Dominican Center at Marywood /Domincan Center at Marywood

Climate Action for Peace

UN Day of Peace and Peace Service

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Peace Walk: 1-1:45pm
Peace Service: 2-3pm

Dominican Center at Marywood
2025 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Find more information on the Dominican Center website


United Nations International Day of Peace will be observed in Grand Rapids on Sunday September 22, 2019, with a Peace Walk in the St. Francis of Assisi Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids at Marywood, from 1-1:45pm. The sculpture garden is lined with a series of bronze sculputures by local artist Mic Carlson

The theme for the 2019 event, "Climate Action for Peace," will be further explored in an interfaith peace service, held after the peace walk from 2 to 3 pm at the Dominican Chapel at Marywood (East Fulton and Lakeside Dr.), with reception to follow. The service includes representatives of many faiths from the community. The 2019 Day of Peace events are sponsored by the Institute for Global Education, Dominican Sisters~Grand Rapids, Instruments of Hope, and Pax Christi West Michigan

Prior to the observence of Day of Peace, a Week of Peace Education will occur from September 16th to 20th. Through a Week of Peace, the Grand Rapids Public Schools will participate by a resolution of appropriate activities from a Program Guide for observing peace and celebrating people of different cultures. Students from Environmental Studies at GVSU will be available to speak to the students about World Peace and Climate Change. A week of piece is sponsored by the Institute for Global Education.

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