Why 40 Days of Peace?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed the cause of peace and the “Beloved Community”, yet in America and around the world our communities are negatively impacted by drugs, crime, and violence.

For 40 days, beginning with the Martin Luther King Holiday Jr. in 2014, national and local partners, individuals, families, communities, schools, communities of faith, community organizations and many others will focus on helping to start building a peaceful community.

You can make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others by acting peacefully during this period and help to create a community of peace.