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Save the Date! SOPP 2022 is Online, May 15

The Symphony of Peace Prayers will again be held online in 2022, with a live broadcast from Fuji Sanctuary, Japan, on May 15. For the 18th consecutive year, peace-loving people will join hands and hearts, lending their voices to prayers for … Continue reading

Masami Saionji receives International Peace Award from Pakistan

In November 2021, Masami Saionji, Chairperson of SOPP host organization Byakko Shinko Kai, was presented with an International Peace Award from the President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi. An International Interfaith Peace Conference titled “Respect of Humanity and its Importance” was … Continue reading

Join us live online, May 16!

We invite SOPP supporters and participants all around the world to join in the 17th annual SOPP, a live stream broadcast from Fuji Sanctuary, Japan. The event will include: * Prayers for peace from six faith traditions * Prayers for … Continue reading

Save the Date! SOPP 2021 is coming May 16!

The 2021 Symphony of Peace Prayers will again be held online in 2021, with an all new live broadcast from Fuji Sanctuary, Japan, on May 16. For the 17th consecutive year, peace-loving people will join hands and hearts, lending their voices … Continue reading

Fr. James Channan speaks at UPIC International Conference

On July 17, Fr. James Channan delivered a much-appreciated speech at the Virtual International Conference organized by the US Pakistan Interreligious Coalition (UPIC) together with Just Results (a social enterprise specializing in inclusive economic development, along with Seton Hall University’s … Continue reading

SOPP 2020 brings the world together online

This year, the grand Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremony at Fuji Sanctuary, as well as all local in-person ceremonies and gatherings, were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, on May 17, the SOPP brought people around world together in … Continue reading

Join SOPP 2020 online, May 17!

The 2020 Symphony of Peace Prayers will be an online-only event. Amidst worldwide efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the grand ceremony at Fuji Sanctuary and all in-person gatherings around the world have been cancelled this year. … Continue reading

SOPP 2020 will be online only

To all SOPP friends and supporters around the world: Amidst the worldwide effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, we are announcing that there will be no in-person SOPP ceremonies or gatherings held this year. This includes the ceremony at … Continue reading

Save the date! SOPP 2020 is on May 17

UPDATE – March 23, 2020: Due to the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, all in-person SOPP gatherings are being cancelled this year. This includes the ceremony at Fuji Sanctuary scheduled to be held on May 17, as well … Continue reading

SOPP 2019 coming May 19!

For the 15th consecutive year, peace-loving people around the world will join hands and hearts, lending their voices to prayers for peace and harmony throughout the world. The 2019 Symphony of Peace Prayers will be held at Fuji Sanctuary on … Continue reading