Skip to content

Odyssey Network Campaigns for “A Million Minutes for Peace”

2009 September 10

By Juontel White

peace signThe United Nations has declared September 21 as the International Day of Peace. Odyssey Networks, the nation’s largest coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith groups “dedicated to building bridges of understanding through media” has launched a multimedia campaign titled “A Million Minutes for Peace.”

The national television component consists of one-hour documentary films about peace-building to be aired every Sunday at 7 a.m. ET/PT through September 20 on the network’s Hallmark channel.

These documentaries include public service announcements, one of which features messages from young survivors of war.

The online campaign is focused on securing one million pledges to pray for peace. Individuals are invited to visit the website and pledge that at noon on September 21, they will pause for one minute and pray for peace.

In addition, there is a special youth-oriented page with the theme “I Pledge Peace” on Facebook.

And the website contains blogs from notable peace activists, discussion forums, original webisodes and several videos produced by the United Nations, available for viewing at Odyssey’s Video Peace Festival.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS