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.

Instead, we invite SOPP organizers and participants all around the world to join in our live stream broadcast on YouTube. The event will include:

* Addresses from Byakko Chairperson Masami Saionji and Deputy Chair Yuka Saionji
* Prayers for peace from six faith traditions
* Prayers for peace in each country and region on earth
* A prayer of Gratitude to Nature

The live stream will take place on May 17, 11am – 12:30 pm Japan time. If you cannot join us live, the recorded broadcast will also be available afterwards.

Watch the live-stream broadcast
May 17, 11:00am ~ 12:30pm Japan time
(click here for your local date and time)
(live stream opens 15 minutes prior to start)

Please download the SOPP 2020 English program guide to join in the prayers.

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible, from all parts of the world, tuning into the live stream on May 17. Please note:

* Video streaming uses a large amount of data. Your service provider may have restrictions on data usage, or may charge high fees. Please confirm the details of your contract.

* We ask that participants please refrain from gathering together in one location to watch the broadcast.

We are asking all online participants to please send us your experience and impressions of this year’s SOPP, along with a photo of yourself (if possible, taken while joining in the SOPP). Please send these by email to

May Peace Prevail on Earth!