2023 UN International Day of Peace Boston
Actions for Peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals
Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2pm ET on the Boston Common
Bad Weather Location: The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul (138 Tremont Street, Boston)
Dr. Ira Helfand
Rev. Vernon K Walker
A program of Music, Song, Arts, & Peace Education led by emcee Dawn Duncan including brief presentations by peacemakers such as Nichol Brewer-Lowry, Rev. Cindy Davidson, Isabella Fuentes, Dr. Ira Helfand, Dr. Jonathan King, Dr. David Shane Lowry, and Rev. Vernon Walker about their work, musical performances by Miranda Henne, Toussaint Liberator, and Alastair Moock and art activities for children. It will conclude with the reading of a list of recent local victims of violence. We will then walk to the nearby Garden of Peace to pray for peace among stones engraved with the names of local victims of violence.
Brief biographies of participants are presented below
Dr. Jonathan King
Rev. Cindy Davidson
We have planned and organized the Boston area celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace each year since 2010. This year's theme is Actions for Peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals. This refers to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Well-Being; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure; Reduced Inequalities; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Life Below Water; Life on Land; Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and Partnerships).
David Shane Lowry
This event was made possible by great contributions from the speakers and musicians on the program and the contributions of many others, including the following: