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BUUF AffirmationWe join, in the spirit of love, to develop our religious attitudes objectively and honestly that life may be more meaningful.
International Day of Peace Celebration
Monday, September 21, 2015
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 1753 Union St., Benton Harbor, MI
- 6:30 pm Peace Path Walk to honor 15 International Heroes of Nonviolence and Peace
- 7pm light refreshments
The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.” The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982 on the opening day of the General Assembly.
How to Save Christianity
Truth is like the fire at the heart of a many faced jewel.
Each angle shows a different aspect and a different color.
From: All Religions Are True by M. K. Ghandi
The statistics are damning. According to a recent CBS news report, for every person converted to Christianity in the U.S., four people leave the church. The Southern Baptist Convention expects to lose millions over the next 25 years. The last U.S. census reports that fewer people are attending church and declaring a religious affiliation. The Christian church in the modern western world is in steady decline.
Many of my fellow pastors complain that their congregations are aging with no young people coming to grace the pews. My own kids, now in their thirties, do not attend church. They think the church is antiquated and obsolete, a clay tablet in a computer age.
It is my opinion that my kids are right.