15th annual Symphony of Peace Prayers (SOPP)
Celebrating the oneness of the human family, its cultural and religious diversity, through a Symphony of Peace Prayers
May 19, 2019, 10:15-14:00
Fuji Sanctuary, Japan
Hosted by Byakko Shinko Kai
LIVE BROADCAST begins at:
USA Time Saturday, May 18 PST 6:10pm
London Time Sunday , May 19 2:10am
The Symphony of Peace Prayers is a global event in which people from different faiths and cultures come together to pray for peace on earth. It has been held annually since May 2005 at Fuji Sanctuary in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
In the first part of the program, prayer leaders from a variety of faiths and spiritual traditions lead participants in prayers for peace representing their respective traditions. Everyone joins in offering the prayers of different faiths, creating a beautiful symphony of prayers and transcending boundaries of faith and culture. The second half of the program is a prayer ceremony calling for peace in each country and region on earth using the national flag of each country. 194 colorful national flags are graciously presented on stage as participants pray, “May peace be in (name of country)” in the country’s national language(s).
In 2015, the SOPP was the venue for the launch of the Fuji Declaration, a call to awaken the ‘divine spark’ in the spirit of humanity and create a harmonious, flourishing civilization. The Fuji Declaration has been endorsed and supported by thousands of individuals and organizations all around the world. In 2016, the Fuji Declaration initiated the Soul of WoMen campaign for harmony between the divine feminine and divine masculine. For more information, please visit www.fujideclaration.org.
This year’s ceremony continues the theme of ‘harmony between *the divine feminine and divine masculine’ that has been at the forefront of the SOPP for the past two years. Each of us has both the divine feminine and divine masculine within us, and when these two energies are brought into harmony, our inner divine nature shines forth. There are many ways to connect with our inner divinity, including art, literature, yoga, prayer, meditation, music, and science. At today’s event, we will be introducing a new method, called the Divine Spark IN. (An IN is a meditative prayer consisting of movements of the hands and arms, combined with breathing and/or vocal sounds.)
To all those who cannot be with us in person, we invite you to join us in prayer from wherever you are through today’s live broadcast. We hope that through today’s event, you find yourself more in touch with the divinity that resides within you. As one by one, our individual consciousness is transformed, a new world will take shape.
A program guide for today’s ceremony is available in PDF format. Please download it here:www.symphonyofpeaceprayers.com
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May Peace Prevail on Earth!