International Day of Peace was first observed in 1982 after being established at a UN meeting the year before, and is organised by the United Nation general assembly. With so much conflict going on in the world, the day aims to promote ideas of non-violence and encourage all nations to co-operate with the idea.
In 2014 the theme for the day was the "Right of People to Peace" - which showed the UN's recognition that peace is vital for the full enjoyment of human rights. the 2015 theme is "Partnership in Peace - Dignity for All" - and is being celebrated across the world.
The promotion of peace and love is a common theme amongst many religions. Some examples include:
Non-Religious theory: The solution is not so much based on an agreed agenda, but rather a self-organised network of mutually-supportive mechanisms, and encouraging ideas with participation open to all.
Christianity: All christians expect a lasting world peace on this earth, manifesting upon the "New Earth" that is promised.
Hinduism: By liberating ourselves from artificial boundaries that separate us all, we can achieve world peace.
Islam: Faith in one god and having common parents is the greatest reason for humans to live together with peace and brotherhood.
Judaism: Teaches that the Messiah will rise up to bring all Jews back to Israel, with everlasting global peace and prosperity.
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