International Lasallian Days for Peace
Peace Without Limits
September 21 – October 21, 2017
Inspired by the Institute theme for 2017-2018, “Lasallians Without Limits”,
this year’s theme encourages us to go beyond our own limits and will be focused
on issues regarding immigration and refugees in our communities and in the world.
Each year the International Council of Young Lasallians (ICYL) calls upon Lasallians throughout the Institute to participate in this month-long peace awareness project. As Lasallians, we will be fostering peace in our world through prayer, study and action beginning September 21 (the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Peace) and ending on October 21st.
There is an urgency today to “set on fire” the Lasallian Catholic evangelical mission within each of our educational communities to do as Jesus did by joyfully announcing the radical Good News that God loves us all and calls us to cooperate in building God’s Kingdom.
— DENA Mission Assembly 2015, Evangelization and Catechesis, Directional Statement
To continue to safeguard the rights of our children and the young, we ensure a culture of nonviolence that educates for and cultivates peacemaking, advocacy and respect for the God given dignity of human persons and God’s creation.
— DENA Mission Assembly 2015, Service with the Poor through Education, Action Item 3
From the Coordinator for Young Lasallians
I hope you are doing great!
It is now the time to share with you the official poster of the next International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP), which will be held from September 21st to October 21st, 2017. You submitted more than 50 posters to the contest, and you will find the winning submission attached! It was designed by De La Salle School in Alimos, near Athens, Greece. Congratulations!
This year, the International Council of Young Lasallians also designed a toolkit to help you better prepare for your participation to the campaign and to make it known in your ministry. We will make it available in the coming weeks
If you have other questions regarding the International Lasallian Days for Peace or if you would like to inform us of what you already plan on doing during the campaign, do not hesitate to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your participation and live Jesus in our hearts… Forever!
International Coordinator for Young Lasallians
A Message from the DENA Young Lasallian Council
Dear DENA Young Lasallians and the Lasallian Family,
We hope you all had a wonderful summer with at least some time for rest and relaxation. Now that the new school year is under way, we wanted to welcome you all back and touch base on Young Lasallian Initiatives.
As you probably know, the International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) are right around the corner. The month long call for peace starts September 21, 2017 and runs until October 21, 2017. This is our 11th Anniversary Year and the theme is Peace Without Limits! MORE >
Day of White & Moment of Silence
Friday October 20, 2017
On a District level, we ask DENA ministries (faculty/staff, Lasallian Youth, or even their entire student body) to wear white to promote peace on the last day. SHARE! Snap a photo and send it to DENA Director of Communications Phil De Rita. We will post it to the website and related Facebook pages.
Moment of Silence At 12:00 noon, we also ask all of our DENA ministries to host a moment of silence so that all Lasallians of the District can be united in prayer/study/action for peace.
The following resources are available to assist you in planning.
Share the Message
Spread the good news! Let us know what you are doing to celebrated these days!
Email us updates:
Facebook: DENA Young Lasallians RELAN DENA Young Lasallian Professionals
Twitter @becomingbrother & @younglasallians #younglasallians #ILDP2017
Email International Young Lasallians Council: email@example.com
2017 ILDP News / Resources
Opening & Closing Prayer Vigils for Peace – International Lasallian Days for Peace #ILDP2017
This year, the Regional Council for Young Lasallians (RCYL) is sponsoring two Regional Observances of Peace to mark the beginning and conclusion of ILDP. We are inviting members of our Lasallian Family in RELAN to sign up for a 15-minute time slot where Lasallians will come together in praying for peace. Please share the following links with your District YL contacts and/or Councils and on your District’s YL Facebook page. Thank you for your support in encouraging fellow Lasallians to participate in these Observances.
Learn more and sign up for your time to pray for peace!
ICYMI: DENA Photos from #ILDP2016
— Christine Russo (@RussoGirl_928) October 14, 2016
— Coach Naughton (@coach_naughton) October 21, 2016