Global Family Day, January first

Global Family Day, January first

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Hey, Global Family Day's worth checking out:

Declared by the United Nations, the U.S. Congress and significant world leaders, this new tool for peace can actually help to calm tempers, build unity, and point us all in the right direction for the critical Year of the Planet ahead.

On September 19, 2006 the House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution asking the President to “issue a proclamation annually calling upon the people of the United States to observe [this day] which is dedicated (A) to eradicating violence, hunger, poverty, and suffering; and (B) to establishing greater trust and fellowship among peace-loving nations and families everywhere.”

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Global Family Day, (One Day of Peace and Sharing Every January First) was first celebrated on January 1, 2000 with a special ceremony between Israeli and Palestinian families, at a refugee camp in Nablus. Later that year, noting that the first day of the 2000s was an extremely peaceful time, (despite widespread fears of terrorism, rioting, computer system failures, etc) the United States Congress unanimously voted to establish the first day of every year as a special time of peace and sharing. ( S.Con.Res. 138). In 2001, the United Nations General Assembly followed suit, also recommending that all Member states recognize the new holiday (UNRes. 56/2) To date more than 20 heads of state and many ambassadors have endorsed Global Family Day.

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Folks interested in Global Family Day might also be interested in THE LONGEST WALK 2, American Indians will be walking across America, leaving the San Francisco Bay Area on February 11, 2007 and walking 4,400 miles to Washington DC.
This walk will be on a more southernly route than was walked on the 1978 Longest Walk.
Indians and others will be walking for many reasons, including Protecting and Cleaning up Mother Earth, Protecting Sacred Sites, planning for the Seventh Generation and much more.
To learn more about this walk go to the website http://longestwalk.org
Might also try googling The Longest Walk 2 as there are some additional websites with information about this walk.
This is a grassroots walk, the website has a wishlist of items, such as the medical team that will accompany walkers.

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