Peace and Nuclear-Free Friends: important upcoming events…
Action today: Stop bombing Syria!
Join me in lamentation and hope for the people of Syria.
Weds Sept 16. King George Square.
Sept 21: International Day of Peace
4TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE BRISBANE LECTURE
~ free event ~
Keynote address Dr Bob Brown
“No peace without a sustainable environment”
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Environmental sustainability” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace, as there can never truly be peace without a sustainable environment.
PROGRAMME: 7pm – 9pm
INTRODUCTION: Clem Campbell, OAM, Queensland President, UNAA, on the 70th year of the United Nations, the Global Compact and Earth Charter.
WELCOME: Bishop Alison Taylor
TEA CEREMONY INTRODUCTION: Susan Forbes
JAPANESE CHADŌ TEA CEREMONY:
UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL’S STATEMENT: Read by Christopher Woodthorpe, Regional Director, Australasian United Nations Information Centre.
CHORAL WORKS: Brisbane Combined Unions Choir and Songlines Community Choir.
SPEAKER INTRODUCTION: Dr Michelle Maloney
SPEAKER: Dr Bob Brown
VOTE OF THANKS: Dr Noel Preston.
CLOSING REMARKS: Clem Campbell, OAM.
CHORAL FINALE: Brisbane Combined Unions Choir and Songlines Community Choir.
All welcome. Free event. Supper provided.
RSVP essential: unaa.qld