Fuji Declaration Presentation
2019 marked four years since the inauguration of the Fuji Declaration at the 2015 Symphony of Peace Prayers. In that time, this global initiative calling for an awakening of the divine spark within all human beings has spread around the world in a variety of ways. Mr. Hiroo Saionji, President of the Goi Peace Foundation, came on stage to discuss some of the recent developments in this global movement.
Hiroo Saionji, President of the Goi Peace Foundation
Four years ago, in 2015, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Founder of the Club of Budapest, along with Masami Saionji and myself, presented the Fuji Declaration here at Fuji Sanctuary. More than 50 international organizations and over 300 signatories collaborated with us in launching the declaration.
In the Fuji Declaration, there are two key values or mindsets for bringing this tumultuous world into harmony. The first is that human beings are inherently divine and good. In other words, this value is based on the belief that human nature is fundamentally good. The second is that our lives are sustained by our connections with one another, with nature, and with the universe. This is, in other words, a spirit of oneness.
Thus, the purpose of the Fuji Declaration is twofold—first, to revive the awareness that each of us inherently possesses divinity and goodness, and to exhibit this in our way of living; and secondly, to recognize that all life is sustained by its interconnectedness. In this sense, the Fuji Declaration is an individual declaration that urges a transformation in each person’s consciousness, and at the same time, it also calls for social transformation. As more and more individuals embody its values, we hope that the ideals of the Fuji Declaration will find their way into all spheres of activity, including politics, finance, business, science, education, medicine, religion, the arts, and the media.
Over the past four years, the Fuji Declaration has been introduced and shared in a variety of places, and as a result, the views outlined in the declaration have been accepted by many people, and the network has expanded significantly. It has been my great pleasure to see this happen. In February of this year, at a summit of the leaders of the 53 nations that make up the African Union, the message of the Fuji Declaration was read aloud.
Additionally, initiatives to put the values and ideals of the declaration into practice in various fields are now underway in Europe, the United States, Africa, and other parts of the world. One example of this is in the business community. Dr. Laszlo has been working with Neale Donald Walsch, the author of Conversations with God, along with organizations including Humanity’s Team, the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, the Goi Peace Foundation, and other organizations, to create the Conscious Business Alliance. This initiative, which is under the umbrella of the Fuji Declaration, aims to set a trend for businesses not only to pursue profits, but to play a role in creating a sustainable society, and to contribute to the true happiness and well-being of humanity. A training program for business leaders and an online summit meeting are already underway.
Furthermore, the Soul of WoMen project, which aims to revive the divine feminine and bring it into balance with the divine masculine in society, continues to spread around the world, with a large number of people taking part. This past year, events have taken place in Europe, the United States, and of course here in Japan. And next month, the Fuji Declaration will be presented at a gathering of women leaders from across Africa.
We are also planning a project on the Fuji Declaration website, whereby we will periodically set specific topics and ask people to share the positive actions they are taking in their own lives, as a grassroots way to implement the ideals of the Fuji Declaration.
We are extremely pleased to see the Fuji Declaration, which was inaugurated here at the SOPP, spreading in so many different forms. I encourage you all to actively participate in these initiatives, and we appreciate if you can become signatories, as well. We look forward to seeing this network continue to expand, in order to build a world of divinity and oneness, and we ask for your continued support and cooperation. Thank you.