SOPP 2019 at Fuji Sanctuary
2019 marks the 15th annual Symphony of Peace Prayers! At Fuji Sanctuary, the grand celebration will take on May 19, 2019, with people taking part all around the world through a live online broadcast.
When a large mass of people around the world come together to pray for peace, across cultural and religious boundaries, we generate the power and energy to manifest the divine will here on earth — a world of peace, harmony, stability, prosperity, and equality.
At the 2018 SOPP, the Divine Spark IN was introduced to a global audience, as an easy-to-practice method for awakening the divine spark that resides within all humanity. This simple combination of deep breathing, movements, and light-filled thoughts opens up the path to a brighter future for oneself and for the entire planet. This year’s ceremony will open with a performance of the Divine Spark IN, followed by the SOPP’s core program, Praying with the Religions of the World.
2019 Prayer leaders:
Fr. Rocco Viviano (Catholicism)
Mr. Mark N. Zion (Judaism)
Imam Muhammed Rasit Alas (Islam)
Mr. Tobashi Masahiko (Shintoism)
Mr. Kitagawa Yuchi (Buddhism)
(Hindu prayer leader to be determined)
This year’s musical guest will be Mr. Setsuo Miyashita, performing on the Santoor. Mr. Miyashita’s music is known for “sending blissful and peaceful sound vibrations to the all beings on earth.”
Following Mr. Miyashita’s performance, participants will be invited to offer a prayer of gratitude to nature, and then to pray for peace in each country and region of the world as the national flags are presented on stage—a stirring ceremony that touches the hearts of participants year after year.
In addition to the SOPP at Fuji Sanctuary, local prayer ceremonies and gatherings will again take place throughout the world, as people come together in homes, parks, community centres, and places of worship to celebrate peace, harmony, and love. Anyone organizing an SOPP gathering in 2019 is asked to please register their event here.
May Peace Prevail on Earth!