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Inauguration of a Time Capsule on Peace Day

By Jean Paul Peretz

Every year on September 21, the United Nations calls on the peoples of the world to remember their common humanity, join together to celebrate the International Day of Peace, and build a peaceful future for earth and all its inhabitants.

For the past three years, Camino de la Paz and its partners have celebrated this day with various activities to let people know that peace is really possible and that it begins with each one of us.

This year the celebration will be different from previous years. By erecting a peace pole, San Miguel de Allende joined 200,000 cities in 194 countries around the world in expressing its aspiration for peace. The four-sided obelisk was inaugurated on August 2 and displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in six languages, including English, Spanish, Otomí, Nahúatl, Braille, and Mexican sign language.

On this special occasion, Camino de la Paz has joined the project of the Rotary Club San Miguel de Allende and the Rotary Club Half Day of San Miguel de Allende. On Peace Day we will seal a time capsule in a special place within the park. The time capsule will contain messages of peace to be opened by the citizens of San Miguel in the year 2067.

Children in many schools will be offered a chance to write their messages answering these two questions:

What does peace mean to you?

How do you see peace in your life and in the world in 50 years?

We would like to invite as many people as possible to participate in this link to our future of peace. You can submit any message, drawing, poem, or whatever expresses your hope for peace. The format should be no larger than half a page.

Of course, we will not be able to fit all of them in the capsule, but we will take pictures of the most expressive, original, and significant ones and place them in the capsule. We will display them all during the ceremony.

You are invited to drop your peace message at Sindicato, Recreo 4, in Centro or at Radio San Miguel, Sollano 4, Centro, until September 18.

The event will also welcome impromptu expressions of peace with music, poems, or however people want to express themselves. Artists will also present their visions of peace and their work will be on sale during the event. Proceeds will be used in peace projects.

The Peace Day event will start at 4pm on Thursday, September 21, at the Peace Pole in Parque Juárez. You are all invited to participate with your message and also with your presence on the day of the event.

Please help spread the word by signing up, inviting your friends, and referring them to our page at


Time Capsule Inauguration on Peace Day

Thu, Sept. 21, 4pm

Parque Juárez



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