The Day also wants to be an occasion to proclaim the ceasefire in the whole world for a day: twenty-four hours of respite from the fear and uncertainty that afflict so many regions of the planet.
Tomorrow there is an invitation to all countries and all the fighters to respect the cessation of hostilities and that at 12 o'clock, local time, one minute of silence is observed.
We should exploit the silence of arms as an opportunity to reflect on the price we are all paying because of conflicts.
On this day the praxis organization wants to reflect on the disasters of the war and promulgate its pacifist thinking.
The first sentence I have in mind for this day is: "War is arrogance".
Invading another nation for economic interests by causing dozens of innocent deaths is a vile and barbaric act, a crime that often finds no condemnation.
If the cause is religion, the phrase I have in mind is "There is no war of God".
No god would want bloody actions among his children. We must have a democratic idea about freedom of expression, each of us in this world has a different culture and a different belief. In a shared opinion this is the beauty of this world, on this occasion I quote an all-Italian motto "The world is beautiful because it is varied".
But on this day praxis does not just intend to reflect on the war in a figurative way, it also intends to reflect on the war that many people carry inside.
In fact we should break down the walls we have inside as prejudices and stereotypes that compromise the peaceful coexistence between different cultures.
And this is another goal that the Praxis organization promotes by recruiting young people from different European countries, promoting intercultural exchange.
On this occasion I would like to add one of my favorite quotes in favor of peace from Margherita Hack.
"We try to live in peace, whatever our origin, our faith, the color of our skin, our language and our traditions. We learn to tolerate and appreciate differences. We forcefully reject all forms of violence and oppression, the worst of which is war. "