Today is Peace Day, a day for “wide-scale community action and a day for UN agencies and aid organisations to safely carry out life-saving work,” according to a global organization called Peace One Day.
The organization is currently working on a campaign called “Global Truce 2012,” a yearlong call for world peace by this date next year. From Peace One Day's blog:
For Peace Day 2012, we are inviting all sectors of society to observe a day of Global Truce — individuals in every country, at home, in schools, in the workplace, in their local communities, and those engaged in armed conflict on the international stage. Everyone has a role to play. We want Global Truce 2012 to be the largest reduction in global violence in recorded history, both domestically and internationally.
As part of the celebration, there's a concert today in London as part of the London 2012 Festival. If you can't make it there in time (and they're several hours ahead of the U.S. so you probably can't), you can join the 11,654 people (as of 1:37 p.m. EST) who have joined the cause here.
The following is a short video about
the organization and event. Here's a 9-minute video about the history
and future of the movement. If you prefer your world-saving media by cell phone, here's the Peace One Day App.