Save the date: April

Each month we bring you a selection of key peacebuilding dates in the month to come. Here are our choice of selected April events and observances. 

02 April – 02 May: Ramadan 

This April marks the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, called Ramadan and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting and prayer. With the aim of growing in spirituality and closeness to Allah and loved ones this celebration centres community and reflection, as well as peace and healing amongst its cultural traditions. Look out for our Ramadan Reflections series which features Islamic scholars and peacebuilders speaking about Islam and peace work.

07 April: World Health Day

This year’s World Health Day, WHO will focus on “urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.” Specifically, this will also entail fighting the climate crisis, promoting sustainable development and environmental justice with the aim of preventing fatalities due to avoidable environmental causes.

 Inclusive Peace and global peacemakers join in these efforts for environmental equity and reconciliation and encourage you to do the same. Get involved and join the WHO campaign here!

15 – 18 April: Easter

One of the most important and oldest celebrations in the Christian faith is Easter, which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This observance marks new beginnings for the followers of Christ and highlights peace, atonement and reconciliation as core practices within the religion.

22 April: Earth Day

“Act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably!” 

This year we celebrate Earth Day as a call to action for not only the climate crisis, but also the global business and political climate crises. The organisers have planned multiple initiatives, events and programmes to improve our climate literacy and get us involved in one of the five thematic areas from restoration to food security. Learn more here!