Last year in celebration of the beginning of the World Peace March, DUO members and their friends around the world lit a candle on October 2 during their local time of 8-10 P.M. Folks from 64 countries indicated their intention of participating.
The Candlelight Wave began in New Zealand and ended in Hawaii 25 hours later. As group host, my candles burned for the entire 25-hour period and friends came to my home to share my 8-10 P.M. period.
In 2002 the General Assembly of the United Nations officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. Since the second anniversary of DUO for World Peace is in September, we will have our second Candlelight Wave on the International Day of Peace. Thus,
On September 21, 2010, International Day of Peace, DUO members around the world will light a candle during their local time of 8-10 P.M. If members from every time zone participate, a wave of candlelight will slowly move around the world for 25 hours. A minimum of 2 hours each will allow for time-zone overlap. Each member will spend their 2 hours any way they wish. One way is to invite friends to share the experience with you.
In order to follow the Wave around the world from time-zone to time-zone, please post a message indicating that your candle is lit—if, of course, internet access is near your candle.
A prize will be given to the best original peace message of 21 words or less posted on DUO during your candle lighting. (The format will be: Peace Message: 21 words or less.) After the event, a list of the best messages will be posted to be voted on by our members. The message should focus on what folks can do to promote peace.
Please spread the word to your friends and groups. Let’s make it a Care2 event. Please sign up at Candlelight Wave 2010.