Today is the International Day of Prayer for Peace.
This year’s International Day of Prayer for Peace has a focus on Africa as part of the final year of the WCC’s Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV).
Africa is also the home of UN Messenger of Peace, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and green advocate, Wangari Maathai. Maathai, a Kenyan, has been designated as a Messenger of Peace with a focus on the environment and climate change.
The WCC-sponsored International Day of Prayer for Peace takes place on the same day as the UN International Day of Peace.
[From Decade to Overcome Violence]