On June 8th at 1 pm, we invite everyone: Catholics, Christians of different denominations, believers of the many religions, men and women of goodwill, to get together to pray and work for peace all over the world, especially in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians and in Myanmar.
The initiative is addressed to single people and groups. It could be an occasion to meet on or near the 8th of June, at the time of this pandemic keeping in mind the media and the social media. It is up to us! Let us involve people and spread this initiative so that we may be able to count on an ever-growing number of MINUTES FOR PEACE all over the world.
One Minute for Peace was launched by the International Forum of Catholic Action (IFCA), by the Italian Catholic Action and the Argentinian Catholic Action, by the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations (WUCWO), and by others, for the first time, on June 6, 2014, at 1 pm in support of the “Invocation for Peace Meeting”, promoted by Pope Francis, together with the President of Israel (Simon Peres), the President of the Palestinian Authority (Maḥmūd ʿAbbās - Abu Mazen), and the Patriarch of Constantinople (Bartholomew I), in the Vatican Gardens, on June 8.