100 Day Countdown
The UN has dedicated the 2016 International Day of Peace to “The Sustainable Development Goals–Building Blocks for Peace.” The Summer of Peace leading up to September 21 gives us the opportunity to shift from concern about the great challenges facing our nation and our world to taking a stand on Peace Day as one human community united in hope. We will discuss plans at the United Nations and hear guests around the world highlighting the actions of people serving a wide range of causes yet building together a new culture of peace. Each international guest will partner with a young person from their region, some of whom will recite a poem or play music.
Zara Pervaiz is a youth from Pakistan and a student of BA Honors in linguistics at Kinnaird College of Women in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Zara is a very active member of the United Religions Initiative in Pakistan and she is also coordinator of "Light of Hope CC" in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been a speaker at the Symphony of Peace Prayers 2016 and Soul of WoMen programs.