Photo Galleries 2012
Fuji Sanctuary, Japan
Fuji Sanctuary hosted its eighth Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremony, attended by over 5,500 participants and more than 100 distinguished guests. After welcoming addresses and the presentation of a Certificate of Gratitude and Blessing from the United Religions Initiative, an international group of seven prayer leaders led participants in prayers for peace, with an additional prayer from Byakko Chairperson Masami Saionji. Two of the guests, Mr. Katsuhito Funai and Mr. Tetsu Shiratori, offered messages of peace, healing, and consciousness transformation, and then five youth leaders invited to the SOPP from different parts of the world greeted participants on stage to express their gratitude. The national flags were carried into the Prayer Field and presented on stage as participants prayed for peace in each country and region on Earth. Participants read a poem entitled Creation of the Universe, which was followed by closing remarks.
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