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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

"So yes, we are forever beginning, and the best we can do is be very grateful that each new beginning is one more chance to grow. "

Margaret Byrne, CSJP