I CHOOSE PEACE

International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP)
September 21 – October 21

CLOSING PRAYER VIGIL

REGIONAL OBSERVANCE OF PEACE

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The DENA Young Lasallian Council is sponsoring a Doves for Peace Initiative. Starting with the Council itself, Young Lasallians across the District are challenged to use an image of a dove creatively to show how they choose peace.  Be sure to use the hashtags #IChoosePeace and #ILDP2020 when posting!

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Mr. Patrick Wiese - CBA Syracuse

Mr. Patrick Wiese, Math teacher at CBA Syracuse shares his Doves for ILDP Peace Project.

Ms. Julia Turner, Lasallian Volunteer alum, shares her Dove for ILDP Peace project.

Ms. Julia Turner, Lasallian Volunteer alum, shares her Dove for ILDP Peace project.

Mr. Justin Martineau - DENA Mission & Ministry

Mr. Justin Martineau, Associate Director in DENA Mission & Ministry office shares his Doves for ILDP Peace Project.

Mr. Philip De Rita, Director of Communications for DENA shares his Doves for ILDP Peace Project.

Mr. Philip De Rita, Director of Communications for DENA shares his Doves for ILDP Peace Project.

Ms. Melanie Carroll, Teacher and Lasallian Animator

Ms. Melanie Carroll, Teacher and Lasallian Animator, shares her Dove for ILDP Peace Project.

Ms. Sophia Cartagena, current Chair of DENA's YL Council

Ms. Sophia Cartagena, current Chair of DENA’s YL Council, shares her Dove for ILDP Project.

Ms. Sarah Laitinen, representative to the International Council of Young Lasallians, shares her Dove for ILDP Project.

Ms. Sarah Laitinen, representative to the International Council of Young Lasallians, shares her Dove for ILDP Project.

Br. Paul Avvento, serving at Ocean Tides School, shares his Dove for ILDP Project.

Br. Paul Avvento, serving at Ocean Tides School, shares his Dove for ILDP Project.

Share what you are doing to celebrate!

#ILDP2020 #IChoosePeace

Celebrate the conclusion of the International Lasallian Days for Peace on October 21.

Voices for Peace will stream live on Facebook and YouTube (La Salle Worldwide), will feature Lasallians from all over the world, and will be a platform for Young Lasallians to express their commitment to justice, peace, and hope through music.

That same day, the Regional Council of Young Lasallians (RCYL) will host an observance of peace to celebrate the conclusion of the International Lasallian Days for Peace. Lasallians across RELAN will gather (virtually) and pray for peace.

The ILDP Kick-off from Rome

A Lasallian Global Event

Dear Young Lasallians and friends,

Greetings! I hope all of you are well despite this difficult time.

I wish to share with you the poster and theme explanation for the 2020 International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP). We will celebrate this year’s days for peace with the theme: I CHOOSE PEACE.

We have organized a series of activities for ILDP 2020 that will include online sessions, discussions, and a celebration for the global Lasallian community. Please stay tuned for the dates and schedule of ILDP 2020 activities.

As in the previous years, we wish you all the best in your local ILDP projects & activities.

Always, I CHOOSE PEACE.

Keane Palatino
International Coordinator, Young Lasallians

Much has changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic — the challenges nations face have become amplified as a lot of people are displaced, many continue to be hungry, economies are down, borders remain closed, and millions have been infected by the virus.

I CHOOSE PEACE is our invitation to every Lasallian, as we virtually come together for this year’s ILDP. We encourage one another to continue to choose to make our world a better place and to choose peace even in the simplest of situations.

As we continue to be confronted with re-emerging societal issues of violence, racism, inequality, and poverty, let PEACE be our guiding principle in responding to the signs of the times. We call on the Lasallian family to continue the dialogue promoting peace and to TAKE ACTION toward a just, humane, and peaceful society.

Let us celebrate ILDP 2020 by virtually traveling around the world and connecting with other Lasallians as we say, I CHOOSE PEACE! We remain in this together, united and hopeful more than ever!

Greetings to all Lasallians who are connected to launch this year’s International Lasallian Days for Peace. Our theme is I Choose Peace.

 

We are connected today in the midst of the pandemic which has opened our eyes to glaring societal inequalities.  As one author notes, “The virus has lain bare what people who have been oppressed or marginalized have long known – the injustice and unsustainability of the old order.”[1]

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, reflecting on the state of affairs in the world, has said, “it is more important than ever to work for a culture of peace, as the essential foundation for global cooperation and action”.

As Lasallians concerned for the wellbeing of our sisters and brothers and dedicated to helping everyone, especially those who are poor, to live life to the fullest we know that there can be no peace without social justice.

As I reflect on the sickness, death, turmoil and disruptions that we are all experiencing, I am reminded of the words of Jesus’ at the start of his public ministry:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,*

because he has anointed me

to bring glad tidings to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to let the oppressed, go free,

and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

(Luke 4:18, ff)

I believe that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us as we launch the International Lasallian Days of Peace.  We are called to be proactively involved in concrete actions that free people from all kinds of oppression. When we do this, we indeed bring good tidings to the poor, the sick and the suffering.

We Lasallians must continue to accompany those who live on the margins and peripheries and join them in their quest for justice.  I am convinced that Young Lasallians working together play an important role in making the world more just and more peaceful for everyone.

My response to injustice, poverty, sickness and war is: I choose peace.  I invite each one of you to also choose peace.  Our choice is not a simple slogan; it requires us to create effective strategies to make the world a better home for all. We have to start in our daily interactions with each other and together reach out to those most in need.

Let us choose peace and make 2020-2021 a year acceptable to the Lord.

I am grateful to Keane Palatino and the International Council of Young Lasallians for inviting all of us to choose peace as a way to bring glad tidings to the poor.

Live Jesus in our hearts.  Forever.

[1] Brueggemann, Walter.  Virus as a Summons to Faith. Eugene, Oregon. 2020, p. ix.

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

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Spread the good news–let us know what you are doing to celebrate these days! Email us updates:

Phil De Rita | Justin Martineau

Facebook: DENAYoung Lasallians RELAN DENA Young Lasallian Professionals
Twitter @fscDENA & Instagram @yl_relan
#ILDP2020  |  #IChoosePeace  |  #YoungLasallians
Email International Young Lasallians Council: icyl@lasalle.org

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Hi! Perkenalkan saya adalah bagian dari Lasallian's, tepatnya di Universitas Katolik De La Salle Manado 🌟
Dihari yang penuh perdamaian ini, bersamaan dengan dirayakannya Internasional Lasallian Day for Peace, saya ingin membagikan dan mendeklarasikan satu dua patah kata yang sekiranya dapat membangun semangat kita semua dalam mewujudkan perdamaian dimuka bumi ini:

- CREATE YOUR OWN CAPTION ABOUT PEACE -

Proud to be a part of Lasallians! Animo, LaSalle! ✨

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Well done to the young people of De La Salle St Helens and Waterford for leading us in a beautiful district prayer!
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Thank you Jo for our wonderful day of art, reflection and peace #Art #ildp2020 #Lasalle ...

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The 2020 International Lasallian Days for #Peace (ILDP) begins today, 21 September (the United Nations’ sanctioned #InternationalDayOfPeace) through to 21 October. This morning, Brother Larry led the opening prayer in commemoration of #ILDP2020.

ILDP is an initiative of the International Council of Young #Lasallians, and the theme for this year is "I Choose Peace".

#SJII #lasallian #community #ichoosepeace
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Brother Larry invites us to pray with our families and Lasallians around the world in celebration of the 2020 International Lasallian Days for Peace.

Link in bio to read.

#SJII #lasallianreflection #ichoosepeace #ILDP2020
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Such an honor to be a small part of something so huge!
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#WeAreLasalle #ichoosepeace #ILDP2020
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Very excited to announce the final event for International Lasallian Days For Peace! This Wednesday!
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Not only is our friend and former program leader going to be host but some of the team will join the tech team behind the scenes!
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Join us at 2:45 UK time, for those who will still be at school you can join later or rewatch once its streamed... Or convince your teachers to stream it in class???
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#ildp2020 #lasalleworldwide #ichoosepeace
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Familia Lasallista de Managua hoy quiere agradecerte por ser se refugio siempre seguro

Mañana miércoles 07 de octubre, 3:00pm por nuestra cuenta de Facebook oficial.

"La Santísima Virgen María nos alcanzará lo que no podemos obtener por nosotros mismos" San Juan Bautista de La Salle (MF88,3)
#SomosLaSalle #ILDP2020 #Misioneros #IPM
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WEEK TWO! ⭐️

The District Young Lasallian Council have launched this year’s ILDP resource.
https://bit.ly/3klCpaO

#ildp2020 #lasalleigbm #districtigbm #ichoosepeace
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La Pastoral del Instituto Pedagógico La Salle te invita a vivir un momento de oración en honor a Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
Te esperamos en nuestra Transmisión en Vivo para compartir y participar en este espacio en el que rogaremos por todas las intenciones de nuestra comunidad educativa y por la paz del mundo.
"La Santísima Virgen María nos alcanzará lo que no podemos obtener por nosotros mismos" San Juan Bautista de La Salle (MF88,3)
#SomosLaSalle #ILDP2020 #Misioneros #IPM
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HF Lasallian Youth wants YOU to enter the International Lasallian Days for Peace Poster Contest! Use this year's theme of "I Choose Peace" as inspiration for your designs and turn them in to the art room by October 23!
#firepride shoutout to Senior Grace McGlynn for kicking things off with this beautiful design! #ILDP2020 #ICHOOSEPEACE yl_relan
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El miércoles 21 de octubre, para clausurar las Jornadas Internacionales Lasalianas por la Paz, los Jóvenes Lasalianos del mundo lasalleorg unen sus voces en el concierto virtual "Voces por la Paz" con actuaciones de jóvenes Lasalianos de todo el mundo organizada por SalleJoven. Síguelo desde las 15.45 h en el canal de youtube de La Salle Worldwide y en su perfil de Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/user/LaSalleChannel

#ILDP2020 #IChoosePeace #YoElijoLaPaz
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Prayer for peace.
Campus minister Mr. Deeb prayed for peace with some of our juniors as lasallians all over the world came together with prayer and song to mark the end of our International Days for Peace.
#WeAreLaSalle #ildp2020 #iamacadet
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Those of you just getting home from school, lasalleorg are still live on Facebook and YouTube!
#ildp2020 #voicesforpeace
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WEEK FOUR! ⭐️
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The District Young Lasallian Council have launched this year’s ILDP resource.
https://bit.ly/3klCpaO
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