By: Samantha Waldron
After everything humanity has been through, we need hope. We must commemorate every small victory to bring about hope.
On September 24, 2022, the Rotary Clubs of Whitehouse, Rotary club of Plainsboro North & South Brunswick and Edison united with the Somerset County Cultural and Diversity Coalition and Friends of NJ to celebrate 15th annual International Day of Peace to promote peace and understanding as well as to preserve our planet.
Our cultures, souls, and planet are all connected in unity. To remind us of how significantly intertwined we are, we came together in a sacred setting for prayers led by our youth group, music and dancing, chai, and homemade lunch and sweets. The Buddha smiled upon our group as we shared our belief in international peace. As the United Nation describes, Peace is not just absence of war, “It requires the building of societies, where all members feel they can flourish”.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed funds, time, and energy to our Rotary Peace Garden to promote Peace and interfaith understanding at the Buddhist Vihara Temple in Princeton, New Jersey.
Our New Generation team is working together to build peace in ourself, our homes, our communities, our nations and our world. This peace garden will help us to learn about promoting peace and preserving the environment.
If you would like to support our project, you may donate to SCCDiversity Coalition, which is a registered 501(c)(3) organization working to promote peace and understanding in our community and communities around the world. www.sccdiversity.com