Photo Galleries 2011

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The SOPP was celebrated in Amsterdam with a five-hour ceremony at a Lutheran church, hosted and co-organized by the church’s minister. The ceremony opened with a Shinto ritual and a performance of Gregorian chants, and then the minister led a prayer activity for balance in one’s personal life. Three more prayer leaders from other faiths presented prayers, after which came artistic and musical performances. Participants then offered prayers for peace in each country, placing the national flags around a peace pole, and dancing a ‘Universal Peace Dance.’

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