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Calendar of Important Justice and Peace Dates

 

January

1 - World Day of Peace, Emancipation Proclamation signed 1863

7 - Community Day of Thanksgiving - Anniversary of the first CSJP vows

8 - International Awareness Day for Human Trafficking

11 - Human Trafficking Awareness Day (U.S.)

15 - Day of Prayer for Peace Birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. b. 1929

18 – 25 - Week of Prayer for unity among Christians

27 - Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

31 - Birthday of Thomas Merton O.C.S.O. b. 1915

February

8 - International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

11 - World Day of Prayer for the Sick

18 - World Mission Sunday

20 - World Day of Social Justice

26 - Day of Prayer for the unemployed

March

2 - Birthday of Pope Leo XIII b. 1810

3 - Women's World Day of Prayer

8 - International Women's Day

8 - UN Day for Women's Rights & International Peace

21 - International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 - World Water Day

24 - Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero

25 - Int'l Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade

April

7 - World Health Day Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide

11 - Pacem in Terris, 1963

22 - Earth Day

May

1 - Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

3 - National Day of Prayer

3 - World Press Freedom Day

5 - Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 - Birthday of Margaret Anna Cusack 1829

15 - International Day of Families

20 - World Communications Day

June

5 - World Environment Day

8 - World Oceans Day

15 - Magna Carta Signed 1215

17 - World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought

20 - World Refugee Day

26 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July

4 - Independence Day (US)

6 - Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, b. 1935

18 - Birthday of Nelson Mandela, b. 1918

August

6 - Hiroshima Remembrance

9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous People Nagasaki Remembrance

12 - International Youth Day

23 - International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade & Its Abolition

September

1 - World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

8 - World Literacy Day

9 - Racial Justice Sunday

21 - United Nations: International Day of Peace

26 - World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

October

2 - Birthday of Mohandas Gandhi b. 1869

16 - World Food Day

17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24 - United Nations Day

November

6 - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War & Armed Conflict

8 - Birthday of Dorothy Day b.1897

9 - Birthday of Thomas Berry, C.P. b. 1914

11 - Armistice Day (Veteran's Day in US)

18 - Day of Prayer for Prisoners

20 - Universal Children's Day

23 - Justicia in Mundo, 1971

25 - International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women

25 - Youth Day

29 - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

December

1 - World AIDS Day

2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 - International Day of Disabled Persons

7 - Gaudiam et Spes, 1965

10 - Human Rights Day

17 - Birthday of Pope Francis b.1936

18 - International Migrants Day

"The important thing is that we remain open to God as he reveals himself to us in the circumstances of life and do everything possible to bring the body of his Son to completion."

Catherine O'Connor, CSJP