Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan Day: Sunday, Dec 18, 2011

Image courtesy: Aman ki Asha

Sunday, December 18… Just 30 seconds of your time!

On December 18, wherever you are in the world, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan. 

See this article by Swati Sharan introducing the idea behind Pray for Peace Day

· See facebook page Pray for Peace and post your comments.
· Send feedback to the Aman ki Asha facebook page

Some expressions of support for this initiative include:

· The Pentecostal Church in Bihar and Jharkhand, with a membership of 20-30,000 people has pledged to participate.
· Lahore School of Economics is providing a free space for students and their friends to gather and pray for peace that day.
· “On behalf of Pakistan Youth Alliance and Khudi Pakistan, I express full endorsement for the initiative” – Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi, Chair & Founder Pakistan Youth Alliance , a youth based not-for-profit organization and Central Executive Committee Khudi Pakistan, a counter-extremism initiative.
· “We have different groups in Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Jhang, Gojra and Toba Tek Singh. The areas have Christian & Muslim population. We shall try to call both of them. These groups will organize special events on December 18, 2011” — Ashfaq Fateh, Toba Tek Singh.

Those who are not participating through an organised group are of course also welcome to join.

Five ideas to share and work on:
1. Make and display a sign in different languages saying “Pray for Peace Day! Pray for 30 seconds for peace between India and Pakistan”.
2. Tell ten people you know about this initiative – family, friends, neighbours, co-workers, anyone.
3. Do fun things like make mock coffins or toilets out of chart paper or cardboard to show where you think the issue of hostile Indo-Pak relations is or should be. ie. bad relations should be flushed down the toilet or buried for good.
4. On Dec 18 or before that as part of awareness raising, include a yoga or pranayam section. For those looking for a bit of guidance on basic yoga postures you can try with the crowd, email a request for this to: swati sharan
5. Talk to NGOS, teachers, parents and get children to do arts and crafts to show their support. They might like to do drawings or origami of a dove or whatever. Any kind of creative expression is welcome.

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