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Photo:   Last year’s International Peace  Day in La Mesa drew a crowd.

September 17, 2016  (La Mesa)--The Interfaith Council of La Mesa is celebrating it's 3rd annual International Day of Peace in La Mesa on Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Aztec Park (7945 Morocco Drive) as part of a global effort.  All are welcome at the event, which aims to bring awareness to “the need to promote peace, unity and good will in both local and global communities.”  (View flyer)

This year’s theme, as declared by the United Nations, is “The Sustainable Development Goals:  Building Blocks for Peace.”  Festivities start at 3:30pm at Aztec Park and at 4 p.m., representations of peace through words & song will begin. 

Faiths represented include Baha’I, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Native American.  Children’s choir from various churches will also perform. 

The International Day of Peace event is designed to bring awareness of the need for an end to conflict in the world and to recognize that all human beings have in common a desire for safety, security, and non-violence, according to organizers.

The Interfaith Council of La Mesa has as its Mission Statement to contribute to the well-being of the general population of the La Mesa community including individuals, families and those at risk community members through the resources and actions of the Interfaith Council’s membership.

 Representatives from the churches and faith traditions represented in La Mesa take part in monthly meetings held at the La Mesa Police Department Community Room.

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