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Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Canada/Ontario/Toronto Center for Peace Through Culture Thomas Dean
Phone: 416-524-1504
We have over 40 people scattered throughout North America developing resources for the Center for Peace through Culture. In each of our towns and cities where we live we will honor the vigil through small ceremonies of thanks followed by silent meditation and prayer.
Canada/Quebec/Montreal Congregational Leadership Team Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM)
Phone: 450 651 1804
We (5+ people) will stop six times during a work day to light a peace candle, pray for peace, and stand in solidarity with people throughout the world who seek peace.
USA/AR/Fayetteville Mouthpeace Music Donna Henschell 
Phone: 479 582-2291
An awareness event singing about peace, justice and ecology....we (3) are doing a special awareness concert at our local food co-op resturant to raise awareness about International Peace day.
USA/AZ/Sedona Sacred Flame Misha Saez
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 5+ group members of our community. Our commitment is to hold a deep awareness of love and peace in our hearts and to radiate this awareness for the good of all beings.
USA/CA/La Mesa Medical Mission Sisters Jeanette McDermott
Phone: (619) 589-7000
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. The commitment represents a variey of individual and group gatherings for prayer, and sharing about the power-of non violence in the face of so much violence in evidence in our world.
USA/CA/Los Angeles Feng Shui Around the World, LA Shelley Sparks
Phone: 818-505-9783
It is our intention to participate in the United Nations International Day of Peace Vigil on September 21. We are the Los Angeles Chapter of Feng Shui Around the World. We intend to mark our participation with an hour of meditation culminating at 12 noon.
USA/CA/Santa Cruz EarthSave International Bob DiBenedetto
Phone: (831) 423-0293
Web: www.earthsave.org
EarthSave chapters (1000+ people) in all parts of the world are being asked to observe the day in their own way or to attend existing vigils.
USA/CA/Walnut Creek Family, Friends & Neighbors Farrokh Arjomandi
Phone: 925-274-9911
Will observe vigil by holding prayer meeting and inviting neighbors.
USA/CO/Colorado Springs Sisters of Saint Francis Carmela Trujillo O.S.F.
Phone: 719-598-5486
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. Promotion among all our local communities and schools.
USA/CT/Waterbury Saint Patrick's Church Youth David Roman
Phone: 203-756-8837
An awareness event: The Youth Group (40+ members) plans to sponsor a 2 hour, time of prayer, reflection and meditation in the name of World Peace at our church on September 21st from 2pm - 4pm.
USA/FL/Cocoa Beach Hippy Dippy Tribe Aubrey Soles
Phone: 321-783-1087
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 4 group members observing at different times.
USA/FL/Lecanto Spiritual Assy/Baha'is Citrus Jamie Cooper
Phone: 352 344 2835
Celebration with music, meditations, and prayers.
USA/GA/Athens The Kelly Family for Peace Keri D'Angelo Kelly and Patrick Kelly
Phone: 706-552-3107
24-Hour fast (except for water and juice) by 2+ people. We will also encourage some of our friends to do the same!
USA/IA/Clinton Sisters of St. Francis Mel McMillan, OSF
Phone: (563) 242-7903 ext. 1389
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 40+ group members of our community. Public is invited. Other sisters and associates around the country will participate in the 24-hour prayer and fast.
USA/IA/Dubuque Sisters of the Presentation Joy Peterson
Phone: 563-588-2008
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 150 group members of our community. The Sisters of the Presentation are praying around the world on September 21. Our sisters from the Dubuque, IA area will be praying in conjunction with a plan to have someone from our congregations praying from the start of the day in New Guinea to the finish in New Zealand.
USA/IA/Oldenburg Sisters of St. Francis Sr. Marge Wissman
Phone: 812-933-6409
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 330 group members of our community. We will make this day a time to pray and fast for Peace.
USA/IL/Chicago Violence Prevention Peace Prom Barry Weisberg
Phone: 773-257-5652
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by many group members of our community. To intensify committment at the family, school, community level to promote peace.
USA/IN/Valparaiso Drifting Dunes Mindfulness Bob Kasarda
Phone: 219.926.4316
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 10+ group members of our community.
USA/KA/Manhattan Manhattan Alliance for Peace Christopher Renner
Phone: 785-770-8309
An awareness event with area churchs, UN chapters and other organizations to hold a 12 hour vigil on September 21. At least 750 people are expected.
USA/KS/McPherson Church of the Brethren John R. Snell
Phone: 620 241-5557
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 350 group members of our community.
USA/MA/Boston Soul Revival Collective Zumbi Grey
Phone: 888-239-1054
Web: www.reviveyoursoul.com
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours Ceremony (with 500+ people) connecting featuring the Buddhist Peace Pagoda, African Drumming, and youth speakers connecting Urban Violence to the Global prayer for peace.
USA/MA/Cambridge Conflict Management Group Monica Gonzales
Phone: (617) 354.5444, ext. 697
Information dissemination.
USA/MA/Monterey Community Conversations Michael Johnson
Phone: 413-528-7914
Vigil in our (30+ people) place of worship for less than 24 hours.
USA/MA/Roslindale Soul Revival Courtney Grey
Phone: (617) 308-8477
Web: www.reviveyoursoul.com
See web site. At least 200 people will be involved.
USA/MD/Columbia
USA/NY/Malone
USA/VT/Waltham
USA/FL/Lantana
USA/CA/San Diego
The McMahon Family and Friends Harriet McMahon
Phone: 410-998-9132
Web: Shamanic Healing Institute
Peaceful meditation and shamanic rituals by dozens of people.
USA/MD/Owings Mills Shamanic Healing Institute Harriet McMahon
Phone: 410-998-9132
Web: Shamanic Healing Institute
A Despacho will be prepared for the manifestation of peace in the world. The prayers of all the participants will be put into the Despacho.
USA/MD/Severna Park Annapolis Friends Meeting Pat Schenck or Lee Lougee
Phone: 410-647-7012
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community Vigil is for our Meeting and the community at large in Annapolis.
USA/MD/Silver Spring Ashou Shabe Melay Gare Nirmal Gomes
Phone: 301-439-1554
Prayer, meditation, and sharing for world peace. At least 10 people will be involved.
USA/MI/Ann Arbor 24-Hour World Peace Circle Craig Harvey 
Phone: 734-971-8576
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 50 group members observing at different times
USA/MI/Gowen Star-lights Lorri Bontrager
Phone: 616754-2682
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. At least 12 people will be involved. We gather weekly and will consider this a time of prayer for world peace. Our group does an energy circle and emits love, peace, blessings and God's Divine plan to be reconnected with the EARTH!!
USA/MI/Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Dominicans Mary Brigid Clingman O.P.
Phone: 616-459-2910 x132
Materials concerning the Prayer Day have been sent to our membership for their implementation in schools, churches, convents, etc. They are invited to combine this prayer with that of the Dominican Prayer and Fast for Peace and Non-violence.
USA/MN/Minneapolis F.A.L.C.O.N. (Female Artists Labyrinth for Community, Organization and Networking) Female Artists Group Felicitas Maria Sokec
Phone: 612-399-3953
FALCON has synchronized a "Drumming for Peace" sister-eventin Minneapolis with Artspirit (artists group) in New York at 6pm Central time, 7pm Eastern time. The Minneapolis event will be held at Mother Earth Gardens, 42nd Avenue South and East 38th Street in south Minneapolis. Anyone is welcome to bring a drum or other percussion instrument and join in.
USA/MN/St. Paul Sarah's...an Oasis for Women Margaret L. Kvasnicka, CSJ
Phone: 651-696-8644
Women will be invited to a day of intentionality for world peace, whether in school, at work, or at home that day. At least 25 people will be involved.
USA/MN/St. Paul Sisters Online Ann Walton
Phone: 651-646-2854
Web: www.sistersonline.org
We (7 members) have posted information on our website concerning the Vigil and encouraged viewers to particpate. We have also involved members of our religious communities to be involved.
USA/MO/St. Louis SSND St. Louis Motherhouse Sr. Gen Cassani, SSND
Phone: 314-633-7009
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours.
USA/MS/Jackson Greens of Jackson Landon Huey
Phone: 601-948-7818
Vigil will be held on the Natchez Trace Pkwy Overlook on the Ross Barnett Resevoir. Activities will include prayers for peace from world religions, poetry, singing, dancing, drumming, silent meditation & observation of the full moonrise. At least 20 people will be involved.
USA/NE/Blair Celebrating Peace! Candice Brunswick
Phone: 402-533-2615
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 1000+ group members of our community.
USA/NE/Kearney Good Samaritan Health System Rita Beason
Phone: 308 - 865 - 7522
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. We will have Services in our Chapel throughout the day. A "spot" on two of our local radio stations to be aired on Friday, September 20, 2002 and will be a message with International Day of Prayer and Fasting as the focus.
USA/NJ/Jersey City Aquarian Age Community Ida Urso
Phone: (201) 222-7708
An awareness event: Friday, 20 September, public meditation meeting in support of the United Nations and the International Day of Peace Vigil. The meditation meeting will also address "The Well-Being of the Children of the World and the Work of the UN."
USA/NJ/Somerset Lucky Acre Farm Dave Miller
Phone: 732-220-1321
Web: Harvest Moon Fest
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times. We will hold a Harvest Moon Fest on our farm with invited community. Some may choose to sleep over from Friday Sept 20 through Sunday September 22. We will honor peace by rededicating our Peace Pole for the third time (second year) and perhaps have a flag ceremony to add to the significance. We will include in our full plans, a specific time on the 21st to commemorate the International Designation of Peace and include it in our invitation/website to allow others to join in as they can.
USA/NY/Brooklyn The National Service Conference Martha Gallahue
Phone: 212-932-7809
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. We are planning an event in the midst of Sukkoth to be held at a Presbyterian Church, Gethsamene, 1012 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 Almost 2500 people are expected to be involved.
USA/NY/Brooklyn Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
Phone: 718-643-1919
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times. Our Sisters are in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, USA. We will also ask our Associates, collaborators and friends to join us.
USA/NY/Brooklyn Muslim Youth Center Debbie Almontaser
Phone: 718-421-6299
Muslim, Arab, South Asian and neighborhood youths created a mural that reflects a new world with peace. On the 21st we will unveil the mural to the community. We will open the ceremony with prayers. There will be an opportunity for everyone to reflect as well as engage in song and poetry reading that will tie in with our theme, "Making murals, Making Peace." There will be a light dinner for our guests.
USA/NY/Glens Falls Family Edward Triska
Phone: 518-745-0955
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times.
USA/NY/Groton The Fish Family Janet Fish
Phone: 607-838-3115
My 12 year old daughter and I have started the day with prayer. We will be reading poems and prayers to each other and observing an hour of quiet meditation. Later this afternoon we are going to walk our meditation path in the back yard and remember that peace and love go hand in hand. If we seek to remember that all being seeks happiness and freedom from suffering and that all beings have that God given right, then it helps us to be un-judging of others and helps us to see people with the eyes of Love and compassion.

One poem that we love to read and will be reading today is called LOVE, by Poland's Queen Jadwiga (over 700 years old):

Nor can that endure which has not its foundations upon Love, For Love alone diminishes not, but shines with its own light, makes an end of discord, softens the fires of hate, restores PEACE in the world, brings together the sundered, redresses wrong, Aids all and injures none. And who so invokes its aid will find PEACE and safety, and have no fear of future ill. Peace, Love and Light to all.

USA/NY/Manhatten www.achee.org   Live TV presentation on Manhattan's "Aurora Borealis & Achee With Audrey." Wednesday, on Sept 4th & 11th, 7:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time, Manhattan, Ch 56, 88, 108.
USA/NY/Mineola NY Institute of Chinese Medicine
Phone: (516)739-1545
Web: www.nyicm.org
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. I am a friend of Ms. Karen Serota, being the academic Dean of the New York Institute of Chinese Medicine.
USA/NY/New York City - Central Park 72nd Street Bandshell activities Karen K. Serota
Suzana Bastarrica
Web: International Day of Peace Vigil in Central Park
An awareness event by 1000+ people in Central Park, N.Y.C. from 6a.m.-12 midnight at the 72nd Street Bandshell. Program will include performers, dancers, musicians, speakers, various spiritual practices including meditation, prayers, blessings, etc.
USA/NY/New York City - Central Park Our Own Performance Society James Cannings
Phone: 212-642-8260 or 212-842-1389
Web: James Cannings Press Releases
I am a reggae, ska, calypso, world music entertainer. I have committed to performing at the Bandshell in Central Park. I am scheduled to perfom at 9 AM, Sept. 21, 2002.
USA/NY/New York City ArtSpirit, Inc. Marion Williams
Phone: 212-288-1809
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. We are holding a Drumming for Peace/equinox/Full moon/Peace vigil gathering at Riverside Church, Manhatten, from 6:30 -9:00 on the 21st. About 30 people are expected to attend.
USA/NY/New York City Elizabeth Seton Federation Marie Elena Dio
Phone: 212 599-0191
Vigil of 5000+ persons in our places of worship for less than 24 hours. Since we are spread out all over the world, we will hold our vigils in various places - and at various times.
USA/NY/New York City THE PEACE ANGEL PROJECT Sharon Hamilton-Getz
Phone: 212 592-9091 
Web:www.peaceangelsproject.org
PROGRESSIVE PEACE VIGIL - 9/20 New York, NEW YORK 7:15AM - UNICEF House/United Nations
USA/NY/New York City & Hungary TERRALIBERTA KATALIN POTA
Phone: 201-653-3653
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 15 group members of our community
USA/NY/New York City UNANIMA International Catherine Ferguson
Phone: 212-674-1956
UNANIMA International is a coalition of seven institutes of Roman Catholic Sisters. Each institute commits to the vigil in its own way. For most this will be a vigil in the members place of worship for less than 24 hours. In some cases because the groups have members in the different time zones, it will mean a 24 hour vigil expressed through a prayer service in each time zone.
USA/NY/New York City - Manhatten Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice Christopher E. Renner
VIGIL: First United Methodist Church's Harris Activity Center, 530 Poyntz.
EDUCATION: Douglas Community Center, 901 Yuma. 9:00am - 12:00pm - Peace as a Family Project.
USA/NY/Piscataway New Humanity Joseph Klock
Phone: 973-581-6834
Day long awareness event - would like to collaborate with 20 (or more) others in a joint event.
USA/NY/Tarrytown IIFWP Karen Smith
Phone: 914.381.1867
WIth chapters in well over 100 nations, events will vary both in nature, scope and duration. Some will hold 24 hour vigils, some will hold awareness events etc. Also, depending upon the nature of each local event, participation will vary greatly.
USA/NY/Whitesboro Unitarian Universalist Church Margaret Dobies
Phone: 315-736-6283
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. A one hour guided meditation beginning at 7:59 AM with the focus on raising awareness of personal responsibility of interpersonal conflict and the power of intention to bring peace into our lives for all humanity and the earth. At least 30 people will be involved.
USA/NY/Woodstock Ku Karey Spiritual Circle, Inc Beike Marie NanaMaguey Crooke
Phone: (917) 217-3940
In conjuction with the Fall Equinox we will observe the International Day of Peace at the Harriman State Park Sebago Area on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002.
USA/NY
Philippines/Bagio City
Maryknoll Sisters Jean Fallon
Phone: 914-941-7575
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 100+ group members of our community.
USA/OH/West Carrollton West Carrollton Senior High Kathy Lakes
Phone: (937)435-2211
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 30 group members of our community participating in "A Season of Non-Violence," for teens.
USA/PA/Drexel Hill (with Chile and Dominican Republic) Society of Holy Child Jesus Marcia Sichol, SHCJ
Phone: 610-626-1400
Our American Province has taken a corporate stance against the USA's taking military action in Iraq. Our province will also be holding prayer services on the International Day of Peace Vigil. At least 218 people will be involved.
USA/PA/Greensburg Sisters of Charity of Seton Hi Edith Strong
Phone: 724-836-0406, ext. 616
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 306+ group members of our community 24 hour awareness of UN designation of this day as an international day of peace, commitment to live peacefully, with evening prayer service prayed in common.
USA/PA/Levittown Lower Bucks Center for Church The Rev. Alfred Krass
Phone: (215) 547-2656
We will sponsor a prayer time during the Peace Fair at Buckingham Friends School. We will also send a letter to our supporting churches urging them to call on people to pray on the 21st.
USA/PA/Philadelphia Sisters of Saint Joseph, Phila Kathleen Coll, SSJ
Phone: 215-248-7220
24-hour Peace Vigil will begin Saturday, Sept 21 with 10:45 AM Mass at St. Joseph Villa; the day will continue with prayer in the Villa chapel. The Vigil will conclude with 10:00 AM Mass, Sunday, Sept. 22 at Mount Saint Joseph Convent Chapel.
USA/PA/Pittsburgh Millvale Franciscans Marlene Kline
Phone:412-821-2200
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Almost 200 people will be involved.
USA/PA/Pittsburgh School Sisters of ST. Francis Nancy Celaschi
Phone: 412 761 2855
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. 60+ people involved.
USA/PA/South Park Windover Hills UMC William Morse 
Phone: 412-653-7224
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. Our Church has committed to a 24 hour continuous prayer vigil. We will invite both church members (400+) and members of the South Park community to participate in our church sanctuary.
USA/PA/State College Pax Christi Penn State Zeb Bartels
Phone: 814-237-6372
24 hour vigil in a public space devoted to peace by 8 members of our group for the whole time or in shifts.
USA/VA/Reston The Prayer Vigil for the Earth Sharon Franquemont
Phone: 703/620-2577
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 2000+ group members of our community. The Prayer Vigil for the Earth is an annual 33 hour interfaith Vigil held next to The Washington Monument, the 3rd Saturday and Sunday in September. This is the 10th year and we will be praying, singing, dancing, and doing ceremonies from sunrise Saturday until Sunday afternoon.
USA/VT/Montpelier Unitarian Church of Montpelier Harris Webster (SRC Chair)
Phone: 802-223-7399
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Many people will be involved from 10 AM to 6 PM 9/21/02. Hourly units: Opening ritual in front of church, periods of silence, voluntary sharing, and ritual inside, signs outside, bell ringing on hour, etc.
USA/WA/Bellevue Eastside Friends Meeting Linda Ellsworth
Phone: 425-865-9368
An awareness event for worship in the manner of friends which is focused on peace from noon to 1:00. At least 30 people will be involved.
USA/WI/Chippewa Falls Praying Peace after 9/11 Carla Peterson
Phone: 715-723-1537
An awareness event: This is a 6-hour event and several different kinds of prayer will be focused on peace and unity. The event is inter-faith and will take place at the Unity Christ Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. At least 75 people will be involved.
USA/WI/De Pere Peace and Justice Center Sr. Sally Ann Brickner, OSF
Phone: 920-403-3978
As Director of the Peace and Justice Center I will make the Campus Community aware of the International Day of Peace through our Media Services. We will create table tents for the cafeteria with an announcement and a prayer for peace. We will also announce this International Day of Peace during the Candlelight Vigil that we are holding on 9-11. We may also be able to have some hours of Vigil in our oratory on the campus. Almost 2000 people will be involved.
USA/WI/Eau Claire Sandhill Crane Society J. Willie Williams
Phone: 715-838-0280
We will be holding an event called, 'Praying Peace' on Sept. 21. It will be focused on healing and spiritual aspects of peacemaking. It will involve several Christian denominations as well as Moslems, Hindus, and probably other world faiths. Plans include a potluck, music, art, and international peace dances.
USA/WI/Elm Grove Notre Dame of Elm Grove School Sisters of Notre Dame
Phone: 262-782-1450
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. At least 135 people will be involved. Our retirement home offers two commitments: 1. Large Group Prayer before Liturgy of the Day; and 2. Small Groups of Prayers throughout the day.
USA/WI/Mt. Calvary School Sisters of Notre Dame Mary Ann Srnka, S.S.N.D.
Phone: 920-753-2131
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 30+ group members of our community.
USA/WI/West Bend St. Frances Cabrini Parish Jan McCall
Phone: 262-335-2220
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. At least 200 people will be involved. St. Frances Cabrini Parish has invited the community to pray for peace from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the 21st.
USA/WV/Charles Town Claymont Society Betsy Shor To host a weekend of practices from a variety of traditions, with several people (200+) praying each hour round the clock for peace.
USA International Association of Educators for World Peace, UN-NGO Dr. Charles Mercieca, President
Phone: 526-534-5501
The day of peace will be observed in numerous ways.
USA Wellinger Family Sarah Wellinger
Attend Mass at our parish church, afterward we will meet at my home to discuss PEACE in ourselves, in the family, in the country and the world, and to celebrate the peace in our own hearts that comes from living the message of the Gospels.
USA/Zip 49331 Feng Shui Class Minnie Kansman
Phone: 616 897 5340
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours.

CENTRAL AMERICA

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Costa Rica/San Jose Fundacion CEPPA Center for Peace Studies Celina Garcia
Phone: (506) 234-0524
Activities will be made in schools and a group will stand vigil in San Jose. We expect to involve more than 250 persons.

SOUTH AMERICA

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Argentina/Buenos Aires Instituto Regina Apostolorum Maria Cristina Mandali
Phone: 005411-42910726
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Almost 250 people will be involved.
Argentina/Capital Federal Fed. Interrel.Internac.Paz Luciano Tomas Camara
Phone: 54 11 4952 2841
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. Bregar por la integración de los distintos estamentos que componen la sociedad, para lograr la Paz definitiva.
Brazil/Bahia/Salvador Programa de Promoçăo da Paz Heloisa Helena Fernandes
Phone: 55 (71) 245 0773
We are inviting all people of the city to stop their job at noon and 6 PM, to form small or medium groups where they are to meditate about peace together - and all church bells will ring during a half-hour, at noon and at the end of the afternoon.
Brazil Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
Phone: 718-643-1919 (USA)
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times. Our Sisters are in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, USA. We will also ask our Associates, collaborators and friends to join us.
Chile/Correo Pucon - IX Region Worship Group Leticia Valdes
Phone: 56-9-96.73.89.80
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community.
Chile/Santiago Society of Saint Columban Amy Woolam
Phone: 222-8112
A time for the 20+ priests, sisters and lay missionaries to come together in prayer and conversation about peace.
Colombia/Valle del Cauca HHGrand Master Lin Yung Rev. Crystal Chu
Phone: 572-893 2603
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 9+ group members of our community. We will speak in the local schools for the need to focus on the need to prevent conflict and direct the energy towards the resolution of it.
Peru/Lima Asociación Cultural La Familia Julio Abad
Phone: (51)(1) 258-3024
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 15 (or more) group members of our community.

EUROPE

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
France/Roqueredonde ARCHE DE LANZA DEL VASTO LAURENT Jean-Pierre
Phone: 04 67 44 09 89
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 12 group members of our community Jeune strict et silence. Partage de sintentions de maničre méditative.
Germany/Burg Hohenstein Vedischer Kulture Treff Wiesbaden
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
Phone: 06120- 3028 24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 50+ group members of our community. All of our members will hold vigil on that specific day. Some of them at their homes, some of us at a special meeting held on: SA Sept. 21st, 2002 at 3 o´clock p.m. Our assembly will chant 108 times the Holy Name of God (for about 10 min).
Germany/Burg Hohenstein World Conference of Religions and Peace Rhein- Main Ortsgruppe
(Welt Konferenz der Religionen für den Frieden)
Phone: 06120-3028 24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 12+ group members of our community.
Germany/Duesseldorf Franciscans Br. Frank Peters OFM
Phone: 0211 9069031
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours for about a dozen people. 12 PM Liturgy.
Germany/Hessen Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V. Stefan Krönung
Phone: (49) 642492230
Gebet in der Pfarrkirche St. Michael und St. Elisabeth um 13.59 Uhr MEZ.
Greece/Athens/Acropolis THE PEACE ANGEL PROJECT Sharon Hamilton-Getz
Phone: 212 592-9091 
Web:www.peaceangelsproject.org
PROGRESSIVE PEACE VIGIL - 9/20 Midnight - Acropolis
Italy/Rome Brothers of the Sacred Heart General House, Rome Bernard Couvillion, S.C., Superior General
Phone: 39 06 58 23 31 29
Vigil (of 20+ people) in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. On September 21 we will have a prayer vigil based on the prayer prepared by the Justice and Peace Commission of the Union of Superiors General in Rome.
Italy/Genova Preghiera cittadina di Genova Marina Parodi
Phone: 010713662
Web: digilander.libero.it
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. At least 30 people will be involved.
Italy/Rome Suore della Provvidenza Annalisa Annalisa
Phone: 06.66155804
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 200+ group members of our community along with fasting & prayer.
Italy/Rome SSpS Generalate Community Sr. Maria Consolacion Matnao
Phone: 0039 06 332 566 214
Offering all our Community for Peace during the day + a half day of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament to be concluded by a special Vespers + a day of fasting.
Italy Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Phone: 718-643-1919 (USA) 24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times. Our Sisters are in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, USA. We will also ask our Associates, collaborators and friends to join us.
Netherlands/Amersfoort vredes-meditatienetwerk Amersf Milieuproject Stoutenburg Mieke Jongbloed
Phone: +31 33 4 806 994
Vigil in our (50+ people) place of worship for less than 24 hours. Public vigil 14.00 - 16.00 hours possibility to come and go every whole and half hour people of all religious and spiritual directions and people of peace organisations were invited; we also informed the local press.
Netherlands/The Hague Silence for Peace Irene van Schagen
Phone: +31.70.3604510
Vigil on the square in front of the Peace Palace. Every hour of the Vigil will be opened by a prayer, song or meditation out of several religious or spiritual traditions, and from 14.00 till 15.00 h there will be a world peace prayer flag ceremony. Whoever is willing and capable to join us is more than welcome. If possible, please let us know in advance if you want to come, while the police in The Hague is quite strict on public events, and asks for an indication of the number of expected participants.
Poland Polish Province of SVD Ireneusz Piskorek, SVD 
Phone: (48)552429295
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 260+ group members of our community. Communal prayers, worship and shared reflexions.
Scotland/South Lanarkshire Local Fraternity of Secular Franciscan Order George Ferguson, SFO
Phone: 0044-1355-908681
The Immaculate Conception Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order will maintain a vigil of prayer and adoration during the 21st September - a Day for Peace - in the spirit of our founder, St Francis of Assisi.
Sweden/Malmoe English International Assn. James Houston 
Phone: +46 40 497 055
On Sept.11,2002 we had a breakfast meeting in awareness of "International Peace Day" and afterwards an inter-religious peace prayer in the Swedish Lutheran Church in Malmoe, Sweden was held.
Sweden/Uppsala Life-Link Friendship-Schools Programme Hans Levander, Med Dr
Phone: +46 18 504344
Web: www.life-link.org
Life-Link promotes an independent peace-programme at more than 250 schools in 50 countries. We will highlight the United Nations Peace Day 21 September, asking schools worldwide to perform peace actions on the 21 September. Up to 10,000 people may be involved.
United Kingdom/Merseyside/Wallasey White Light Meditation Groups Jan Harris
Phone: 0151 639 2520
A time of prayer, meditation and celebration in support of the increasing awareness on the planet.
Ukraine/Vinnitsa Canossian Sisters Canossian Sisters
Phone: 35 44 42
Few hours of adoration and offering of Holy Mass and also little sacrifices. Special prayers during this 24 hours.

AFRICA

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Egypt/Giza/Great Pryamid THE PEACE ANGEL PROJECT Sharon Hamilton-Getz
Phone: 212 592-9091 
Web:www.peaceangelsproject.org
PROGRESSIVE PEACE VIGIL - 9/21 Sunrise 7:30AM - Great Pyramid
Ghana/GH/Accra Young Pioneers Youth Org Rashid Zuberu
Phone: 233-21-233363
To help empower the youth and to fight for freedom and peace.
Kenya/Nairobi Comic Strip Marcel Niyungi Bin Yungi
Phone: +254-0733-977154
Web:http://worldpeace.org.au/art.asp
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. My commitment will consist in designing a colorful comic strip which creates awareness on the observance of September 21th of every year as being the International Day of Peace.
Nigeria/Abia F.F.W.P.U. Uke Sunday
Phone: 234-8033418585
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. We were contacted by Teachers Without Borders - Nigeria, and we will join them to mobilize churches and other NGOs in Eastern Nigeria to participate. We will organize follow up programs to build a culture of peace.
Nigeria/Lagos/Ikeja Be and See Inspiration Clement Bamigbola
Phone: +234 802 321 2926
Web:beandsee.volunteers.tripod.com
See web site. At least 84 people will be involved.
Nigeria/Lagos Oke Tude youth Emmanuel ( Revd) Udeogu
Phone: 234-1-4933455
I, Rev Emmanuel Udeogu, representing the above youth organisation wish to pledge on our behalf that we are going to observe the prayer with fasting and we promise to commit all of our resources.
Nigeria/Rivers Brotherhood of Cross & Star Elder Godffrey Ofurum
Phone: 2348033170116
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 120 (or more) group members of our community/ We pledge to join Teachers Without Borders and the groups mobilizing here to pray for peace and the programs being planned for the period.

We believe in Peace, and now is the time to work for peace.

Nigeria/Rivers New Nigeria Hope Project Isaac George
Phone: 234-8023032804
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. We will like to join Teachers Without Borders in mobilizing governmental and NGOs (especially churches and mosques) to massively participate, as Nigeria needs peace in this 21st century and forever.
Nigeria/Rivers Religious Youth Service - PH Rev. Norris Nwansi
E-mail: rys_nig@yahoo.com
Phone: 234-8033170116
We will work with Teachers Without Borders - Nigeria that contacted us to mobilize all the fellowship groups in Port harcourt churches as well as other religious youth groups. Almost 240 people will be involved.
Nigeria/Rivers Teachers Without Borders Raphael Oko
E-mail: twb-nigeria@justice.com
Phone: 2348033418585
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. As Teachers, we desire to see peace in our world, and we are committed to teach for the sake of world peace. Together, we shall mobilize others to join this crusade for peace.
Nigeria/Rivers SHAMMAH GOSPEL OUTREACH Evangelist, JAPHETH INNOCENT
E-mail: japheth@minister.com
Phone: 0802 3014507
I will try and see to the progress of the idpvigil, in the vicinity. At least 10 people will be involved.
Senegal Franciscan Sisters of the Poor E-mail: Smarciadahl@cs.com
Phone: 718-643-1919 (USA)
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members observing at different times. Our Sisters are in Brazil, Italy, Senegal, USA. We will also ask our Associates, collaborators and friends to join us.

ASIA

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Bangladesh/Dhaka Dept. of Peace and Conflict Studies - University of Dhaka Md. Golam Mostofa
E-mail: mostofa_peace@yahoo.com
Phone: 0088 02 8821213
We (50+ people) plan to hold a seminar on 21 September on our campus and to organize a Peace Rally on and around the campus. We will plant a Peace Tree in front of our Department.
Bosnia - Herzegovina/Sarajevo IMIC Marko Or?olić
E-mail: zajedno@bih.net.ba
Phone: ++387 33 440 904
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 120 group members of our community, the International Multireligious and Intercultural Centre (IMIC). On the initiative of our centre, people of Judeo, Christian and Islamic communities are organising solemn prayers for peace in their own synagogues, churches and mosques. Multireligious meditation will be organized in our center through the night.
India/New Delhi NIIT Pankaj Nigam
E-mail: pankajn@niit.com 
Phone: +91( 001 )6811871-75, extn.4515
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 50 group members of our community.
India/Orissa/JHARSUGUDA SSpS India East Province Sr. Florentina Xess
E-mail: trnarimattom@hotmail.com
Phone: 066 45 620 61 or 066 45 620 51
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 80+ group members observing at different times. The vigil will be done in the Sisters different communities among the members of the respective communities and their co-workers and friends.
India/Punjab/Shahkot Youth Welfare Club Davinder SIngh Ahluwalia
E-mail: davinder1958@rediffmail.com
Phone: 91-1821-60325
An awareness event TBA.
India/Tamil Nadu/Adyar Chennai TAMILNADU U.N. ASSOCIATION Jagadesan Vaidyanathan
E-mail: vaidyatuna@satyam.net.in
Phone: 0091 - 44 - 4413145
Many activities planned: some include a flag ceremony, minute of slience, planting a peace pole, lighting peace candles, "We Are One" lapel pins, peace crystal visualization, peace education, and a gathering to instill in the minds of men, women and children a passionate zeal for universal brotherhood and love so that they cultivate this attitude and grow with it.
India/Tamil Nadu/Coimbatore Isha Foundation Shashidhar Hebbar
E-mail: ishayoga@vsnl.com
Phone: 91-422-319654, 55
Isha Foundation is commemorating this momentous event in the following manner at Isha Yoga Center and Dhyanalinga Multi-Religious Temple, both administered by the Foundation: day-long meditations, silent peace rally, cultural programs, and a three-hour classical music peace concert. At least 20,000 people are expected.
Indonesia/Jakarta Indonesian People's Forum Nurhayati Ali Assegaf
Phone: 62-21-924-3448/62-816-198-1006
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community. We will worship God together with orphans and street children for peace and better future.
Indonesia/West Java Sundaness Traditional Belief Djatikusumah Pangeran
E-mail: trimulya@email.com
Phone: 62-232-873351
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 1000+ group members of our community. 24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community.We believe that If we meditate side by side and reflect, drive peace reflection, work to unify, simultaneously eliminate the cause of anguish. Our submission to the God and immediately together through our breath, we breathe peace quiver in the Love into the inner feelings of mankind.
Japan/Aichi/Nagoya-shi Canossian Sisters Sr. Vicky Ramos
E-mail: vickyramosfdcc@hotmail.com
Phone: 81-052-933-0187
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Community Prayer (5+ people) in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
Japan/Akita Shi Holy Spirit Convent E-mail: mariabernadeth15@yahoo.com
Phone: 018-833-8919
Vigil and adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament for less than 24 hours. September 21, one hour from 19:15 - 20:15 and September 22, 4 hours from 8:20 - 12:20.
Malaysia/Selangor/Petaling Jaya JUST International Movement for a Just World Dr Chandra Muzaffar
E-mail: muza@po.jaring.my
Phone: 603 7727 6386
We (50+ people) are holding a two hour vigil and reading poems of peace and having a silent prayer for peace (our participants will be multi-religious and will pray in their own way). We will also be having a discussion on what the individual can do for peace. Someone from Iraq will also say a few words for peace.
Mongolia/Ulaan Baatar Catholic Mission and Friends Wenceslao Padilla
E-mail: ccmvatican@magicnet.mn
Phone: 976-11-458o27
Vigil in our (150+ people) place of worship for less than 24 hours. Holy hour together with Buddhist, Islam, Bahai Faith Community, Ananda Marga and Christians of different denominations at 7 pm on Sept 21,2002. <./td>
Pakistan/Islamabad Social Development Forum 2000 Niaz Kachelo
E-mail: niazkachelo@yahoo.com
Phone: 92-51-2254283
We (46+ people) shall arrange a corner meeting in which we shall participate in the worship. Also, speeches shall be made to light on the importance of the occasion. A peace rally will also be launched.
Pakistan/Punjab Toba Youth Forum Ashfaq Masih
E-mail: manotts@hotmail.com
Phone: 92-462-514758
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 200+ group members of our community. We are going to contribute through our speeches, songs and other activities to bring peace and harmony in a world full of Terrorism.
Pakistan/Rawalpindi Students, Teachers Noreen Mirza
E-mail: nzmirza@yahoo.com
Phone: +92 51 5460252
Talk, awareness speches, planting of a peace tree, and Poster making.
Philippines/Cavite/Silang CBHP-Bulihan E-mail: fdccsilang@hotmail.com
Phone: 0063-046-890-0436
Dialogue on small concrete gestures of promoting peace and commitment to carry these out for at least a week from September 18-25; involves 35+ women only.
Philippines/Cavite/Silang Canossian Daughters of Charity Ma. Elena Adre, FdCC
E-mail: anima_mea@yahoo.com
Phone: 0063-046-890-0409
We celebrated with a series of liturgies for peace that started last September 18 and will culminate on the 21st. The group consists of religious, volunteer community workers, health personnel and youth.
Philippines/Manila College of the Holy Spirit Sr. Leonor Asanza, S.Sp.S
E-mail: lessps@chs.mydestiny
Phone: 7356021
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Blessed Sacrament Adoration for World Peace.
Philippines/Pasay Daughters of St. Paul - Pasay Sr. Catherine S. Bacay, FSP
E-mail: kuts@paulines.ph Phone: 832-20-00 loc 609
12-hour vigil in our place of worship by 100 group members observing at different times.
Philippines/Vigan City Benedictine Sisters Sr. Cecile Lańas, OSB
E-mail: bsek@mozcom.com>br> Phone: (077)722-2651
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 80 group members of our community. The 26 sisters and 54 students will have a vigil for peace on Sept. 21.
Singapore Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery Ming Yi Shi
E-mail: foohai@pacific.net.sg
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. At least 150 people will be involved.
Taiwan/Hsinchu S Sp S-Provincial House Sr. Carmen Elisa Bandeo
Phone: 886-3-5323402
We (16 people) will observe a fasting on September 20, 2002. And the next day we will have adoration with the Blessed Sacrament in the afternoon. Beside that, also our commitment of personal prayer and awareness in those days.

MIDDLE EAST

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Israel/Jerusalem Avatar Meher Baba Lovers Michal Sivan
Phone: 02-6715835
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 4 group members of our community. Each one of us will light a candle for peace in this area and in the world.
Israel/Palestine/Bethlehem-West Bank The Hope Flowers School Ibrahim Issa
Phone: +972 2 2740693, + 972 2 2744975
We are a Palestinian school established in 1984 with an educational philosophy dedicated to education for peace and democracy (www.hopeflowers.org). We are going to infuse our students with the importance and beauty of peace.
Jordan/Amman/Petra Temple THE PEACE ANGEL PROJECT Sharon Hamilton-Getz
Phone: 212 592-9091 
Web:www.peaceangelsproject.org
PROGRESSIVE PEACE VIGIL - 9/21 Petra Temple

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Country/[State]/City Name of Group Contact Information What/Where/How Many
Australia/Brisbane Int'l Presentation Assn. Annette Shears
Phone: 61 7 3262 8600
A 24 hour prayer vigil to be observed by our communities throughout the world, starting in New Zealand and moving through the communities in countries where our sisters are represented. At least 2800 people may be involved.
Australia/NSW/Springwood Presentation Sisters Wagga Sr. Sheila Quonoey
Phone: 02 47513610
I have made people aware and left it up to them individually to work out how they will be part of the vigil. There will be sisters, Associates and schools who have been advised.
Australia/Victoria/Toorak World Peace 2000 Richard A. Fletcher
Phone: 61+395213267
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by 200 group members of our community. World Peace 2000 is inviting World Peace 2000 Angels and people throughout the world to join us into Prayers, Meditation and to remember that Peace starts with each one of us where ever we are.
New Zealand/Auckland Anglican Theological College Dr Jenny Te Paa or Reverend Canon Hone Kaa
Phone: 64 9 521 5490 or 64 9 5215660
Gathering at Anglican Theological College
New Zealand/New Plymouth Baha'is of New Plymouth, NZ Mervyn Chivers
Phone: 06 7580151
Vigil in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. We (10+ people) will gather as a community and offer prayers for one hour. 7-30pm (NZ time)
New Zealand/Paekakariki Intuition in Service Steve Nation
Phone: 64 4 905 7181
Web: www.intuition-in-service.org
An international 24 hour Vigil of meditation and prayer for a culture of peace will be observed by 100+ friends of Intuition in Service and The UN Days & Years Meditation Initiative for the 24 hours of September 21 UST/GMT. Participants have registered their commitment - commitments shown at www.intuition-in-service.org. Every 15 minutes participants will use a prayer of their choice.
New Zealand/Paekakariki World Service Meditation Steve Nation
Phone: 64 4 905 7181
Vigil of 5 people in our place of worship for less than 24 hours. Mediation meeting on 9/21 to mark International Day of Peace and the Virgo Festival.
New Zealand/Wanganui Operation Peace Through Unity Gita & Anthony Brooke
optubrookiana@xtra.co.nz
24-hour vigil in our place of worship by group members of our community and a ceremony dedicated to a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world. The New Zealand Govenor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright, will join the Wanganui community in this event.
New Zealand/Wellington/Paekakariki Meditation Group @ Triangle Centre Steve Nation
info@trianglecentre.org.nz
Phone: 64 4 905 7181
A mediation for world peace service will be held at the Triangle Centre, Paekakariki, to mark International Day of Peace and to observe the Virgo Festival.
New Zealand/Wellington International Presentation Catherine Mulcahy
Phone: 04 562 7224
We (30+ people) are meeting as Presentation sisters an ecummenical Group for the two hour period 9.00 - 11.00 AM on September 21.

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