SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PRAYER

INTRODUCTION

On September 21, 2011, a variety of groups, organizations and people worldwide will host and attend International Day of Peace.   In 2002, the U.N. General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.   It was suggested that:
“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.’’ Continue reading SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PRAYER

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

Mail and Guardian

NICKOLAUS BAUER

The world will suffer dire consequences if food security was not placed on the agenda at November’s COP17 climate-change meeting in Durban, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson. “Food is at the basis of our existence. If we are food insecure we will not be able to counter food-price volatility in South Africa, the continent and abroad,” Joemat- Pettersson said. Continue reading There’s no such thing as a free lunch