(See bottom for running tally of Peace Index numbers leading up to and after International Day of Peace.)
On July 15, 2012, Duchess Susanna introduced PAXi, which is the nickname for the Daily Peace Culture Index for the United States [DPCIUS]. PAXi is designed to describe the amount of energy and discussion devoted to peace in The United States each day. The PAXi number is posted prominently at Peace Couple every day.
According to our friends at the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR):
Each year on Sept. 21, the United Nations marks the International Day of Peace. Passed by the U.N. General Assembly in 2001, the day is to be “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” Beginning in 2004, the World Council of Churches has marked the day with an International Day of Prayer for Peace. A spiritually-based, multifaith 24-hour vigil for peace has taken place each year around the world.
There will global celebrations of peace leading up to September 21st. The Fellowship of Reconciliation will be marking “the occasion in a couple of ways, including an all-day event with affiliate Global Days of Listening. FOR is also sponsoring On Earth Peace’s network of local events around the theme Peace Day: Praying for Ceasefire. Read on for more information!”
Please check in with us everyday to see if the global focus on peace raises the PAXi number.
(On the Anniversary of Sept 11th, and on Sept 12th, the Peace Index reached soaring highs. Other than those days the high had been 166.)
Chart of Peace Index Numbers
in the lead up to
International Day of Peace 2012
Sept 14, 2012 PAXi: 164
Sept 15, 2012 PAXi: 166
Sept 16, 2012 PAXi: 159
Sept 17, 2012 PAXi: 165
Sept 18, 2012 PAXi: 161
Sept 19, 2012 PAXi: 166
Sept 20, 2012 PAXi: 169
Sept 21, 2012 PAXi: 171 (International Day of Peace)
Sept 22, 2012: ??????*
*Sometimes, a peace-inspiring event causes a “blip” in peace discussion on the following day. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds for our daily peace index.