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Back in 2008, on the 20th September, I watched a documentary called "The Day After Peace" created by an organisation called @peaceoneday_official. On that day, by watching that film, my life changed forever. . . .
I have supported the work of POD and it's founder, @jeremygilleypod , ever since and would like to wish them, on behalf of Postcards For Peace, a happy 20th birthday and thank them for all they do to promote peace around the world. . . .
Thanks to POD and Jeremey's tireless efforts, 21st September is recognised as the International Day of Peace - one day on which in recent years has seen fierce rivals on the battle field and in the boardroom cease their conflicts. . . .
In many ways, 2019 has been a very difficult year for Postcards For Peace with other professional and personal commitments, as well as global issues, leaving me feeling demoralised and unmotivated, and wondering if the charity could ever achieve it's goals. . . .
However, I want to use today to renew our commitment to being at the forefront of any change. . . .
Postcards For Peace is dedicated to promoting equality and diversity; helping end discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Our goal is to help create a world that is safe, equal and united for everyone. . . .
We are doing this primarily through education; through projects which encourage an understanding between people from different backgrounds and create an environment in favour of equality and diversity. We will also now, when necessary use activism, campaigning, protests and any other peaceful means to help force change. . . .
By ensuring that future generations understand and appreciate our similarities as well as our differences, we believe that today's youth will have the voices to speak out against prejudice and intolerance, human rights injustices, violence and war. . . .
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