Uni marks in­ter­na­tional day of peace

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THE Univer­sity of South­ern Queens­land has marked the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace with a cel­e­bra­tion of the univer­sity’s rich tapestry of cul­tural, so­cial and re­li­gious di­ver­sity.

The USQ Day of Peace was hosted by USQ Multi-Faith and brought to­gether com­mu­nity, cul­tural and faith groups with stu­dents and staff to pro­mote peace and tol­er­ance.

The cel­e­bra­tion, held at the USQ Toowoomba quad, fea­tured per­form­ers, singers, stalls, and free food, as well as stalls by Pure Land, Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice, USQ Stu­dent Ser­vices, med­i­ta­tion and Peace Ed­u­ca­tion.

At­ten­dees also con­trib­uted to the build­ing of a Wall of Peace and planted seeds in a Peace Gar­den.

Each year, the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace is ob­served around the world. The United Na­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly de­clared the day de­voted to strength­en­ing the ideals of peace, both within and among all na­tions and peo­ples.

The UN theme for 2017 was To­gether for Peace: Re­spect, Safety and Dig­nity for All.


CEL­E­BRA­TION: En­joy­ing USQ Peace Week are (from left) Su­gan Raj Ravi, Lan­dri Van der Westhuizen, Me­gan Meade, Jes­sica Baker and Ta­nia Van der Westhuizen.

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