The Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL), through its Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program (THRP), will today, September 21, 2012 join other organizations around the world in commemoration of the International Day of Peace.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the In Profile Daily Thursday at his Sinkor office, THRP Director Rev. Korboi Weegie, said the celebration which is held annually is aimed at recognizing the efforts of individuals, organizations   and governments strive to end conflict and promote peace.

He said in observance of this year’s celebration, series of interactive programs have been organized for youth specifically students, targeting ten schools in Monrovia to promote peace, human rights and justice at their respective campuses simultaneously.

According to Rev. Weegie, similar activities will also be carried out in Tubmanburg, Harper, Gbarnga and Zorzor by their regional staff in commemoration of the day.

He also disclosed that his institution has developed sub- theme to suit the celebration: “Educating Young People on Peace and Justice in Liberia” in support of the global theme: “Stainable Peace For Stainable Future”.

Rev. Weegie indicated that young people will be reminded during the program on the importance of a peaceful environment and how to desist or avoid violence in schools and communities for a stainable future in Liberia.

“Peace is not merely the absence of war, and it is not limited to maintaining a balance of powers between adversaries. Peace cannot be attained on earth without safeguarding goods of persons, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous practice of fraternity”, Director Weegie emphasized.

The Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program since its establishment in 1998 by the Lutheran in Liberia, has been engaged in   series of peace building, trauma counseling and empowerment programs throughout the country.