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Geelong (Grovedale), Australia

The Grovedale Community Centre hosted an SOPP ceremony, with over 50 people in attendance. After an introduction to the SOPP and the lighting of the World Peace Flame, participants wrote peace prayers on fabric squares, which were put together into a patchwork quilt. They offered a multi-faith prayer, and then prayer leaders from various faiths and traditions presented prayers and messages of peace. Following this, the Geelong Bollywood dance troupe gave an exciting dance performance, and then everyone joined in a flag ceremony to pray for peace in each country and region, closing with the song “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” The ceremony concluded with a global peace meditation to honor the existence of all the nations of the world.

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