The Center for Peace and Reconciliation declared a "Week of Relationship" Sept. 15-21, in celebration of International Peace Week. The weeklong celebration was in honor of and concluded on International Peace Day, Wednesday, September 21, 2011.
Below is the article from the Oblate Center for Peace and Reconciliation in Jaffna, posted on the omiusajpic.org webpage:
Let us try to do any small act of Charity with the greater Love. In order to commemorate the week, CPR has organized different activities in Jaffna, Vanni, Manner, Colombo and Vavunia in the schools and the villages with the children and teachers. On the 21st there will be a three hour cultural programme with all the religious and ethnic groups.
The Center calls on all to pray for lasting peace and a reconciled society.
“Peace is not the material thing that we can buy from the shop but it is valuable gift that you have within yourselves. Each one struggles for a peaceful atmosphere but never goes back to the inner self where he/she has the serenity. The struggle of the center is not to change the society but to change the individuals to realize the inner thirst for peace.”
Peace week begins on the 15th of September and ends with the Peace Day on the 21st. “We are in the 7th year of our peace week activities, and having worked for four years with the struggle of the people, I personally confess that it is not failure when we look back the past years in our peace struggle.”
“Appreciating the contribution that the young generation has extended during the past years to build up a better society, we are also able to convince many people to walk in the direction of peace and Reconciliation. Our conviction is to bring individuals into the web of peace in order not to be trapped into going against the path of Peace and Reconciliation.”