The World Peace Prayer Society is dedicating to uniting people around the world through the universal prayer, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Here are a few highlights of a very busy year:
On September 19, 2000, we created Millennium Peace Day at the United Nations together with Pathways to Peace, the UN Department of Public Information, UNESCO and the Cloth of Many Colors Project. In the same week, we also dedicated a Peace Pole at the Pentagon in Washington, DC and participated in the Native American Prayer Vigil on the Mall by the Washington Monument. On September 30, our sister organization, the Goi Peace Foundation, held a spectacular event in Tokyo, presenting the "Declaration for All Life on Earth."
We also had a UN Day event dedicated to the Culture of Peace in October in New York. In November, we dedicated a Peace Pole at the site of the baptism of Jesus in Bethany Beyond the Jordan, in the country of Jordan, at a conference on Peace Through Tourism. We conducted Peace prayers at a number of Martin Luther King memorial events in January, and held the 7th Annual Earth Day Peace Fair at the World Peace Sanctuary in April. In May, we had Planet Peace Day for children at the Sanctuary, with Peace education activities for 250 school children.
In June, we dedicated a Peace Pole to the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics at the United Religions Initiative North American Summit, and had a World Peace Prayer Ceremony at the Hudson River Clearwater Revival in New York. In July, we had a Peace Festival at our Sanctuary in Scotland, and in August will have our 11th Annual World Peace Festival in Amenia, NY, celebrating All Life on Earth.
It has been a spectacular beginning of the new millennium, ushering in a true Culture of Peace. May Peace Prevail on Earth!