Jude Law Promotes Peace In Afghanistan

September 1, 2008 By:
Jude Law Promotes Peace In Afghanistan

There's nothing sexier than a Hollywood heartthrob trying to make the world a better place. In honor of Peace Day - an annual day on Sept. 21 urging a global cease-fire and nonviolence, Jude Law and director Jeremy Gilley made a trip to Afghanistan to promote peace in the war-ravaged country.

"When I left Kabul last year, I was hugely moved not by the conflict that I have read so much about, but by the people's courage and the people's sense of hope," Law told reporters in Kabul on Monday. "It seemed that they really want to make this day, the Peace Day, work. And they did," Law said. "People recognize the day, because they recognize that lives could be saved."

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Peace Day in 2001, following a campaign by Gilley, which he documented in the film "Peace One Day." It's always great seeing celebrities make a difference in the world. You’ve definitely gained our respect Mr. Law.