Archive for February, 2016

Nearly 1000  gathered “United Against Hate-United For Peace”  Sacramento, California-USA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

December 19th, 2015

In front of the California State Capitol building, nearly 1000 people gathered from different religious and ethnic backgrounds to express  solidarity, to both condemn the terror attacks in San Bernardino (and Paris), and to also unite against all kinds of intolerance, especially increased targeting of the Muslim community at home and abroad.

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Major Reneé Marie, U.S. Army Reserve Officer and Volunteer Representative of The World Peace Prayer Society, Sacramento, CA shared the Peace Pole for this event.

Media: http://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/rally-against-hate-staged-in-sacramento-california/article_072a1054-b573-11e5-a29b-9bee3664bd3a.html

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The Fuji Declaration at the United Nations in honor of World Interfaith Harmony Week-USA

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

February 3, 2016

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Mrs. Saionji joined other distinguished government and U.N. speakers, religious, and heads of international organizations to discuss the importance of interfaith solidarity in ensuring the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The event was organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in partnership with the Committee of Religious NGOs at the United Nations.

The heart of her speech was the introduction of the Fuji Declaration, launched in May 2015. She encouraged people in all fields to be part of the Fuji Declaration, to bring forth the divine spark that links all people in unity while encouraging our diversity to shine through.

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As one of the organizers of the event, The High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, invited Mrs. Saionji to join other distinguished speakers to offer innovative approaches to developing a spirit of partnerships among religious communities and the United Nations.

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The first of two panels addressed interfaith harmony as key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Remarks were offered by representatives from the Permanent Mission of Jordan, the Observer Mission of the Holy See, UNESCO, American Jewish World Service, and the Ifa Heritage Institute in Nigeria. These speakers offered diverse cultural perspectives, setting the stage for Mrs. Saionji, introduced as the Chairperson of three organizations: The World Peace Prayer Society, Byakko Shinko Kai and The Goi Peace Foundation.

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To open her remarks, Mrs. Saionji called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “a roadmap to a new civilization.” The slides accompanying her presentation showed activities at Fuji Sanctuary in Japan and the planting of Peace Poles around the world. She spoke about the annual Symphony of Peace Prayers organized at Fuji Sanctuary since 2005 which hosted the launch program for the Fuji Declaration in 2015.

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The highlight of her talk focused on the Fuji Declaration encouraging people in all fields to recognize and awaken to the ‘divine spark’ which exists within the human heart for a more sustainable world community. She asked, “What would relationships between religions or governments look like if we all understood that every individual has this divine spark? Could this understanding open the door to a new era of unity in diversity that empowers the work of the United Nations?”

L-R: Deborah Moldow- UN Rep for WPPS, Masami Saionji-Chairperson of WPPS, Victor Kazanjian-Executive Director of URI, Maki Saionji Kawamura-WPPS, Fumi Johns-Stewart-Executive Director of WPPS

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Peace Pole Showings & Sightings-University of Cincinnati Medical Center-Cincinnati-Ohio-USA

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

January-2016

Good morning! Yesterday I took my Peace Pole to UC Medical Center where I teach meditation to staff and patients (mostly staff attend).

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The Peace Pole represents each of us. Peace begins within. I provide its history and that when each of us brings peace to ourselves, we reflect that back out. We all can feel peace. The Peace Pole is a fabulous physical representation to remind us. Like it, we remind others of Peace when we are peaceful.

I take the Peace Pole to speaking engagements, yoga classes and who know where else? I’m open.
I love how it speaks so well for itself and is spreading the words, May Peace Prevail on Earth. More people become aware of this prayer, are speaking it, being it and purchasing their own Peace Pole.

Blessings,Brenda

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In love, laughter & peace with every step

World Synchronized Meditation- James Twyman – WPPS Peace Pole- SYRIA

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

February 1st, 2016

 

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World Synchronized Meditation
MIRACLE
Thank you for being part of history

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The Rainbow, the Battle and the Wolves

Today millions of people joined together to claim the reality of peace for all those suffering in Syria, especially the children. Three amazing things happened that I want to share with you, miracles that show us the power of our shared, focused energy and prayers.

The Rainbow

As we drove to the overlook, someone on the bus said “Look at the sky.” We looked out the window and saw a brilliant rainbow that completely circled the sun. It felt like a sign of what was to come. In an hour millions of people would join us energetically, sending their light into the situation in Syria, without judgment. The rainbow meant we were not alone.

The Battle

Hours before we arrived a battle raged just beneath where we stood. Bombs exploded and guns fired at the bottom of the hill just beyond the security fence. It seemed that we were up against more than we anticipated, but then something incredible happened. It was as if the war stopped while we joined together as one. The battle simply ceased, and remained that way through the entire meditation.

The Wolves

Over 100 people from many spiritual paths sat in silence as we were joined by you and so many others. We held that space for 15 minutes, and when I looked at the clock to end the silence, before I said a word, the sound of a single wolf howling just below us echoed through the air, then more until there were dozens of wolves that howled for exactly one minute, and then stopped. It was one of the most incredible things we ever heard.

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This is just the beginning…

In two days we will send out an email with the next step, one that will continue this incredible momentum. My goal is to gather 100,000 people into this tribe that will be ready at a moment’s notice to share their prayers of peace when a world crisis arises. Stay tuned. The fun, and the miracles, have just begun.

One Final Note

I want to thank a group of 11 individuals that showed tremendous courage, and without whom none of this would have happened. As you know, I invited a small group to join me on this adventure, becoming our “on the ground Light Team.” They were spectacular. I wish I had thanked them much more before now, but I want them to know how happy I was to have them with me. They are examples for us all.

James Twyman
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