The United Religions Initiative (URI)â€”an internationally recognised interfaith network active in over 78 countries, on Saturday 21, commemorated the International Day of Peace.
The celebrations, which was held at Desert Ground in Bangwe Township in Malawiâ€™s commercial hub, Blantyre was commemorated under the theme â€˜Sustainable Peace for Sustainable Future.â€™
According to the chairperson of the URI, Pastor Alex Business the day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly.
â€œWe started with prayers in the morning. We talked about what the Bible tells us – peace. We should know that this day of peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political,â€ said Business.
This day provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of peace.
â€œPeople should take this opportunity to make peace in their own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole day of ceasefire would mean to humankind,â€ he said.
Just to spice up the commemoration was a football match between Nayizi Community Day Secondary School and Fly Eagles Community Day Secondary School.