September 21 has been declared by the UN General Assembly as the International Day of Peace and the 2023 theme is Actions for Peace. According to the UN, “It is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace.”
Most of us would love to foster more peace in our individual lives and in the world around us, but with busy schedules that may seem difficult. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf has given us practical advice for fostering peace on the everyday scale: “Follow the example of Jesus Christ in how we treat each other. Have compassion and empathy for all. Find peace by promoting peace.”
Another great way to foster peace is to tune out the loud, chaotic voices of the world and tune into some uplifting music. Linked is a curated Spotify playlist that can help us all understand the meaning of peace a little better. And for those who want to add these songs to their daily routine, all of the albums listed are available through deseretbook.com.
So put on some headphones and invite the Spirit to join you on this year’s International Day of Peace.
The Waiting Place features songs that are surprisingly upbeat, considering Calee wrote them during one of her most difficult challenges of life: coping with her mother's recent diagnosis of cancer.
Full of praise and rejoicing, this album showcases track after track of toe-tapping original music fit for worship on any day of the week.
"If we focus on our shared love of Jesus, and not on our differences, we become a relentless force for good that can resonate throughout the world."—ADASSA