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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!


Watch the recording here >


Download the poster (English) >

Opening Prayer Service: Join the District of Eastern North America for an opening global prayer service for ILDP on September 21 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Use this Zoom link to join the service.


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) >

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. Registration coming soon!

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.

Download the Facebook cover photo >
Download the Twitter cover photo >

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 >