INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
September 21 is International Day of Peace. The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” This year, the United Nations (UN) says they will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Communities that host newcomers will be encouraged to promote peace and acceptance – discouraging the discrimination that newcomers often have to face. “Ultimately, it will be about bringing people together and reminding them of their common humanity,” the UN says about the day. As we remember those who have been forced to flee from their homes, please pray that they would find acceptance and safe places of refuge to rebuild their lives. May God stir hearts towards compassion, so that his love can be shown to refugees and migrants around the world.