2017 International Events
2017 marked the tenth consecutive year that Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremonies and gatherings were held outside Japan. Since the first groundbreaking events in 2008, the SOPP has spread all around the world, with gatherings taking place each year in dozens of countries on all continents. Since 2015, many of these events have incorporated the Fuji Declaration and the Soul of WoMen campaign, in addition to prayers for peace. On the following pages, we are pleased to share reports from many of the events held this year.
Please click on a country in the left-hand column to read more about the event(s) held there in 2017. Photos from most of these events can be viewed in our Photo Galleries.
We would like to thank the many people who joined in peace prayer and meditation events that are not included in this report. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all those who gave their time and energy, their hearts and souls, for peace on Earth.