Spreading the Message of Peace, Respect and Tolerance
In honor of the European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism, held each year on March 11, Dallas International School’s 10th grade French Baccalaureate students held a virtual session to reflect on what respect, tolerance and peace means to them.
In conducting research on influential figures who have changed the course of history and transformed the world in our modern lives, students created a scrapbook of sentiments including famous quotes that have inspired many people for generations. From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Mother Teresa to the Dalai Lama, students agreed that the teachings of these individuals demonstrate that it is possible to spread the message of peace, respect and tolerance through non-violent acts, and still have a profound impact on humanity.
The European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism was established after the Madrid Bombings of March 11, 2004. Since 2005, the European Union remembers the victims of terrorist atrocities worldwide on this day. The initiative led by the European Commission stresses the importance to have a common responsibility to make sure no victim is left alone or forgotten, and that communities remain supportive.