One Voice Day

Sometimes it seems like the world is too divided for people to come together. We tend to be a tribalistic species, which is just another way to say that we divide ourselves according to geographic regions, race, religion, and other factors. Unsurprisingly, this has resulted in almost non-stop war that has evolved ever since Homo Sapiens first appeared some 300,000 years ago.

That doesn’t have to be the case, however. We can all come together as one voice under the umbrella of peace. A holiday that reminds us that this is possible is One Voice Day. This is a day that’s observed annually on July 26th and encourages us all to embrace peace and help make the world a better place.

The History Of One Voice Day

This holiday was first created in 1996 with a very basic idea. That the Universal Peace Convent is read to the public every year on December 31st. This holiday didn’t remain on this date, however. It would eventually be changed to July 26th and it’s been observed on this day ever since.

Some Quick Facts About World Peace

Below are some facts about world peace that we feel everyone should know about. We gathered the following points from several reputable sources on the Internet and think they would add quite a bit to our discussion of World Peace for One Voice Day.

  • Throughout history, most societies have enjoyed long periods of peace.
  • Approximately 10% of all societies have never experienced war.
  • Most regions of the world have enjoyed more peace during the early 21st century than they’ve had at any other point in time.
  • People have been searching for peace since the existence of humankind.
  • Societies that have more gender equality tend to be more peaceful than ones that don’t.
  • Unfortunately, the world spends more on war than they do on securing peace.
  • The entire UN peacekeeping system costs around $50 billion a year, while global spending on arms is over $1.8 trillion.

Observing One Voice Day

Everyone can take the time to observe this holiday and they should. They can begin by reading or listening to a reading of the Universal Peace Convent. It’s also a good day to learn more about peace or to take steps to achieve peace — even if it’s at a community level.

Once that’s been done, people can take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #OneVoiceDay. Let’s all spread the principles of peace to help make the planet a better place for all of us.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 26 Friday
Next year (2025)
July 26 Saturday
Last year (2023)
July 26 Wednesday
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