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    Sunday, October 02, 2022

    International Day of Peace prayer vigil in Westerly

    People stand in silent meditation for five minutes during the International Day of Peace prayer vigil Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the patio of the Westerly Public Library. During the event, prayers were read by members of Westerly Area Peace and Justice, which hosted the event, and guests. The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace was “End racism. Build peace.” (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Andrea Carey of Pawcatuck reads the last of the eight prayers read during the International Day of Peace prayer vigil Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the patio of the Westerly Public Library. Prayers were read by members of Westerly Area Peace and Justice, which hosted the event, and guests. The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace was “End racism. Build peace.” (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    People stand in silent meditation for five minutes during the International Day of Peace prayer vigil Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the patio of the Westerly Public Library. During the event, prayers were read by members of Westerly Area Peace and Justice, which hosted the event, and guests. The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace was “End racism. Build peace.” (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    People sing the song “Peace Shall Prevail” during the International Day of Peace prayer vigil Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, on the patio of the Westerly Public Library. During the event, prayers were read by members of Westerly Area Peace and Justice, which hosted the event, and guests. The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace was “End racism. Build peace.” (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    A prayer vigil for International Day of Peace was held Wednesday on the patio of the Westerly Public Library. Prayers of peace from diverse cultures and faiths were read by members of Westerly Area Peace and Justice and guests.

    Each year, the United Nations General Assembly dedicates the day to strengthen the ideals of peace by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire.

    The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace was “End racism. Build peace.”

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