Uni marks international day of peace
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.