In 2002, the United Nations declared September 21 as International Day of Peace --- a day for all peoples and all nations to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace. Subsequently, in 2006 the Peace Commission of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) decided to encourage member churches to observe Peace Sunday on the Sunday closest to September 21. And for the past several years, MWC has been preparing resource materials to use on Peace Sunday. This year’s materials are prepared by Canadian Lois Siemens, pastor of the Superb Mennonite Church in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan. From a post by Esther Epp-Tiessen at the Ottawa MCC Office.