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The 2020 International Lasallian Days for Peace (ILDP) will begin on September 21 (the United Nations’ sanctioned International Day of Peace) and will run through October 21. The theme for this 14th annual event is “I Choose Peace,’’ which was developed by a group of Young Lasallians commissioned by the International Coordinator of Young Lasallians. A series of global online activities, including sessions, discussions and celebrations, for this year’s ILDP are being planned. More information and resources will be shared as they become available. ILDP is an initiative of the International Council of Young Lasallians (ICYL). 

Read an explanation of the theme (English) >
Read an explanation of the theme (French) >
Read an explanation of the theme (Spanish) >

Get Involved!

Global Online Launch: Join the global Lasallian family on September 21 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern, as we begin ILDP 2020!
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Watch the recording here >

Opening Prayer Service: The District of Eastern North America hosted an opening global prayer service for ILDP on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

ARLEP Prayer Service: Join the Young Lasallians of the ARLEP District for a prayer experience on October 7 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. Click here to download the poster >

Choosing to be Catalysts of Peace Online Conference: De La Salle University in Manila is hosting an international online conference that will help us identify ways on how we can create a better environment by always choosing peace. It will address this year’s theme/pillars namely: violence, inequality and poverty. Click here to learn more and access the registration link >

Download the poster (English) >
Download the poster (French) >
Download the poster (Spanish) >

Pray: Use ILDP as an opportunity to pray for peace!
Download the ILDP prayer (English) >
Download the ILDP prayer (French) >
Download the ILDP prayer (Spanish) >

RELAN Closing Prayer Vigil: The Regional Council of Young Lasallians (RCYL) is inviting Lasallians to take part in an observance of peace to celebrate the conclusion of the International Lasallian Days for Peace on October 21. Lasallians are invited to register individually or with your students, clients, communities, colleagues, families, etc. for a 15-minute time slot to join with Lasallians from across the Region to pray for peace. Activities could include group reflection, prayer service, meditation, etc. Click here to register!

Global Closing Program: Voices for Peace, an online concert, will stream live on Facebook and YouTube (La Salle Worldwide) on October 21 as an international celebration to end ILDP. Voices for Peace will feature Lasallians from all over the world. It is a platform for Young Lasallians to express their commitment to justice, peace and hope through music. Find out how to submit a song for consideration >

Share your efforts: Lasallians are invited to develop creative projects within their ministries and groups to celebrate ILDP. Send photos and a description of your projects to If your ministry shares pictures on social media, be sure to tag Young Lasallians and use the hashtags #ILDP2020 and #ICHOOSEPEACE.

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Learn more: In the Lasallian Region of North America, the RCYL works to support this initiative on behalf of the ICYL in order to encourage young people in the United States and Canada to unite in this worldwide effort. Learn more about Young Lasallians >