Mondo to host Penrith's first Day of Peace

Promoting peace: Saturday, September 23 will be Penrith’s first Day of Peace.

Promoting peace: Saturday, September 23 will be Penrith’s first Day of Peace.

Penrith City Council will hold a Day of Peace this month to promote respect across the community.

Taking place at The Mondo on Saturday, September 23, the Day of Peace will see an afternoon of entertainment and celebration, with performances including Hindu chants and a combined church choir.

Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain said the Day of Peace was designed to encourage understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and people of different faiths within the Penrith community.

“It also acknowledges something that binds us together – all people, and all religions share a common desire for peace, security and dignity” he said in a statement.

The Day of Peace is an initiative of the council’s Multifaith Working Group established last year, and celebrates the United Nations’ International Day of Peace.

The Multifaith Working Group includes representatives from 10 churches and faiths from the local Penrith area.

This event will take place between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at the Mondo, between Westfield and the Joan.

More information is available at: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/DayofPeace

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