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Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Goldie Hawn Unite Behind “Forgive for Peace” Movement

Ellen DeGeneres, Justin bieber and Goldie Hawn
Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, Goldie Hawn, and LL Cool J lent their star power to the "Forgive for Peace" campaign on the UN's International Day of Peace

Peace, love, and social media. Celebs are using their Twitter and Instagram accounts to spread a message of goodwill today, Sept. 21, in honor of the UN's International Day of Peace. More specifically, they're promoting the Forgive for Peace campaign, which is based on the principle that "forgiveness is the first step on the path towards peace."

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Stars including Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Goldie Hawn, Ricki Lake, and LL Cool J showed their support for the campaign in the form of tweets and Instagram videos.

LL, 47, posted a clip of himself holding up a sheet of paper with the word "HATE" written on it, and then tearing that paper into pieces and tossing them away.

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A video posted by llcoolj (@llcoolj) on Sep 21, 2015 at 1:31pm PDT

Bieber, 21, implored his 67.6 million followers to spread forgiveness, while DeGeneres urged her 47.7 million followers to promote peace year-round.

The campaign was created by Influential, a social media marketing platform, in partnership with the UN. "Influential and our network of influencers are humbled and honored to be partnering with The United Nations for the International Day of Peace," Ryan Detert, CEO of Influential said in a press release. "We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to help in creating such an important message of global peace and unity."

In celebration of the movement, Deepak Chopra led a guided meditation in New York City's Central Park on Monday morning. During the event, he told attendees to let go of their "grievances" and "resentments" and to "choose miracles" instead.

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"Every decision I make is a choice between a grievance and a miracle," he shared. "We are gathered here this morning to let go of all grievances, all resentment, all anger, all hostility, so that we may heal and be healed. Forgiveness heals because it it is the opposite of inflammation."

According to the UN's website, the General Assembly established the International Day of Peace in 1981. It was observed for the first time one year later, in September 1982.

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