Franklin Grove (Ill.) Church of the Brethren honored the International Day of Peace through a special Sunday service and by giving away grant-funded, custom-made peace bookmarks and Dove-brand mini ice cream bars. Dixon (Ill.) Church of the Brethren collaborated with Franklin Grove. Their giveaway was the same day at Oliver’s Corner Market in Dixon.
The On Earth Peace board and staff invite those in the area of New Windsor, Md., to join in a special observance of the International Day of Peace on Thursday, Sept 21. On Earth Peace will place hundreds of “pinwheels for peace” on the lawn at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor at midnight
“Praying for peace is an essential part of Christian worship and, indeed, of human existence,” said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Samuel Kobia about the International Day of Prayer for Peace, to be celebrated on Sept. 21. On that date, or the closest Sunday to it, WCC member churches worldwide are invited to