Wake up for Peace

Wake up for Peace - your peace - our peace - world peace. On the UN International Day of Peace, join individuals from all walks of life to create silent, powerful intentions of peace and goodwill - on one day, for one purpose - as one community.


7.45am - 8.30am, September 21st, 2016

Melbourne - Australia - Deakin Edge, Federation Square

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On the morning of 21st of September, the UN International Day of Peace, individuals from all walks of life will come together for a common purpose – to mindfully create silent and powerful intentions of peace and goodwill for all in our world.

The guided morning meditation to spoken commentary and sublime music will be supported by a team of experienced practitioners of meditation, from all sectors of the community, who will each light a candle for peace on behalf of us all and hold a meditative space on the stage.

The UN International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st every year by the General Assembly of the United Nations, to the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Millions around the world take part in observing this day.

This year’s theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony. When we all work together, we can make peace possible, starting with 24 hours of peace on September 21. " (Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, 13th June 2016)

Following it's successful launch last year, for the second year running, we invite all who share a concern for world peace to join this event at Federation Square and proactively support this Day. We believe that there is power in the gathering – and that this kind of human connection holds limitless possibility, consistent with the following quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

We invite you as well as your friends and colleagues to wake up for peace and come together for this inspirational event at Federation Square.

Register here. Please note that this event will also be broadcast live on the main screens in Federation Square and Dandenong Square.

This event is presented by Calm in the City and Federation Square.

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Stephanie Dowrick

Stephanie Dowrick

“Everything that our world needs - greater kindness, good health, social justice, safety, happiness - depends on our capacity to live in peace. And our capacity to live in peace depends entirely on us. Let each one of us find and sustain peace in our hearts so we can offer peace freely and abundantly to our world. No greater change is needed. Choosing peace benefits everyone, without exception. I love the beautiful, engaged work that 'Calm in the City' is doing. May it grow and blossom. May it in every way be blessed. May all our lives be blessed with true and lasting peace.” Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick, writer, interfaith leader, social commentator

Stephanie Dowrick

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Elise Bialylew

Elise Bialylew

“To create real transformation and peace in the world we need to develop more self-awareness, compassion and wisdom. Meditation develops all of these qualities. I believe the answer to global peace lies in the inner transformation of individuals who as a collective can influence positive change in the world. Meditation supports this movement towards a more conscious, peaceful world.” Dr Elise Bialylew Founder of Mindful in May and Mindful Life Project

Elise Bialylew
Petrea King

Petrea King

"You don't arrive at a place called Peace and unpack. Peace is a moment by moment choice. Choose peace."   Founder & CEO | Quest for Life Foundation

Petrea King

Support from the Community

Hub Australia

Hub Australia

Hub Australia
Benevolence Australia

Benevolence Australia

Benevolence Australia
Animal Liberation Victoria

Animal Liberation Victoria

Animal Liberation Victoria
inspire9

inspire9

inspire9
Australian Teachers of Meditation Association

Australian Teachers of Meditation Association

Australian Teachers of Meditation Association
Federation Square

Federation Square

Federation Square
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
Mindful in May

Mindful in May

Mindful in May
FCCV

FCCV

FCCV
The Connection

The Connection

The Connection
Rao

Rao

Rao
SMT

SMT

SMT
LifeAgain

LifeAgain

LifeAgain
1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind

1 Giant Mind
Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind
Petrea King

Petrea King

Petrea King

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