Source: The Plain Dealer
On January 25, 1999, The Plain Dealer published an article on the growing movement to affect a 3-day global ceasefire to usher in the new millennium. California Episcopal Bishop William E. Swing has helped to launch the effort. Tibetan Buddhists and Chinese Christian Councils have signed on to the measure and a vote is scheduled before the American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Organizers of the 3-day ceasefire are hoping to see child vaccinations in war-torn countries, with participation by governments, religions, physicians, and teachers. Bishop Swing has also been advocating for a United Nations of Religions, where adherents of the world's faiths can come together to pray and work for peace.