“Everyone is a leader of conscience. Everyone is a hero of conscience. When our hearts are calm and pure, our wisdom will be unleashed”
-Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL)-
The International Day of Conscience is an important day that is observed on the 5th of April each year. This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2019, with the aim of promoting the importance of conscience as a fundamental principle of human rights and peace. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the power of conscience in promoting human dignity, justice and peace.
The concept of conscience is the inner voice that guides individuals to distinguish right from wrong and to act accordingly based on moral reasoning. On this day people are encouraged to reflect on their own conscience and the role it plays in their daily lives. It’s also a time to promote dialogue and understanding among individuals and communities and to encourage acts of kindness and compassion towards others.
In the lead-up to the International Day of Conscience, individuals and companies may plan events and activities to promote the importance of conscience. These events may include workshops, lectures, discussions, symposiums and other activities that encourage people to reflect on their own conscience and to take actions to promote the importance of conscience. Also, some companies use this day as an opportunity to launch campaigns or initiatives that promote the importance of conscience. Overall this day is an important reminder that each and every one of us has a responsibility to act with conscience and to make ethical decisions that contribute to the betterment of society as a whole. It’s a call to action to promote respect, tolerance and empathy among people of different cultures, religions and backgrounds and to work towards creating a more peaceful world.
As we’re celebrating International Day of Conscience today, here are few tips to help you to develop a strong conscience,
- Reflect on your values and beliefs. Take the time to think about what is most important to you and what you believe in.
- Listen to your inner voice. Pay attention to the thoughts and feelings that arise within you when you are faced with a decision. Your conscience will often guide you toward what is right and wrong. So it’s important to listen to your inner voice.
- Practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment. It helps us to become more aware of our thoughts, feelings and actions and make conscious choices.
The theme of the International Day of Conscience for the year 2023 is, “Building a Culture of Peace“.
Happy International Day of Conscience!