Archive for the ‘Spreading MPPOE’ Category

ICERM “Pray for Peace” New York City-USA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

ICERM “Pray for Peace” New York City
Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive
November 3, 2016

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The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation produced an event entitled Pray for Peace at the Interchurch Center in New York City. On November 2-3, 2016, more than one hundred conflict resolution scholars, practitioners, policymakers, religious leaders, and students from diverse fields of study and professions from more than 15 countries gathered for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, and the Pray for Peace event – a multi-faith, multi-ethnic, and multi-national prayer for global peace. Rev. Deborah Moldow was invited as a guest speaker, bringing along a Peace Pole that was prominently featured throughout the event.

A highlight was the presentation of an award presented by ICERM president Basil Ugorji to the “Interfaith Amigos,” a rabbi, an imam and a minister dedicated to interfaith harmony.

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Deborah was delighted to meet again Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman, whom she had met at Mt. Fuji during the launch event for the Fuji Declaration and Symphony of Peace Prayers in May 2015. Both men of cloth gave uplifting presentations that left everyone with great hope for the future.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for the World Peace Prayer Society

 

 

Lift Up America Campaign-USA

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Prior to the U.S. presidential elections, numerous organizations were calling for prayers and collective meditation events with aligned purposes: not to promote a particular outcome, but rather to raise the consciousness of the nation.

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Deborah Moldow approached various groups with the idea of forming a coalition that would cross-promote one another’s initiatives. The result was the Lift Up America Campaign that included The World Peace Prayer Society, Source of Synergy Foundation, the Gaiafield Project, America Meditating Radio and UNIFY.

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A video was produced for the coalition by Source of Synergy and LinkMedia and shared widely on Facebook that featured the WPPS Prayers for USA Webinar on November 5th and the prayer “May Peace Prevail in the United States of America.” More than 28,000 viewed the video.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for The World Peace Prayer Society

Sita’s Light Leads MPPOE Chant-Bethel, Connecticut-USA

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

April 25, 2015

The gifted Kirtan group Sita’s Light, led by Miriam “Sita” Zernis at the harmonium, presented an evening of sacred chanting at YogaSpace in Bethel, Connecticut on April 25. Miriam was accompanied by Fumio Taniguchi on tabla and other percussion and Suan Armstrong on flute and backup vocals. The music is designed to open the heart to love, joy and healing.

Sita's Light at YogaSpace April 25 2015

The final chant was “May Peace Prevail, May Peace Prevail on Earth,” inspired by the World Peace Prayer Ceremony performed annually at the Chapel at Croton Falls in May to celebrate the international Symphony of Peace Prayers. Miriam wove this message with the Sanskrit prayer for peace, “Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” (may all people be happy). Miriam also carries “May Peace Prevail on Earth” with her on her harmonium wherever she goes – (see the picture)!

Peace Dolls – May Peace Prevail on Earth throughout Asia

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Currently I am living in Kuantan, East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. A friend of mine in Japan gave me Peace Dolls in which I have presented to various people who I have met here.  A longtime friend of my wife, Ms. Mei Yew, offered to bring back dozens of Peace Dolls to Hong Kong, and sent back many photos of people holding the Peace Dolls.

Peace Dolls - From Hong Kong.

Peace Dolls – From Hong Kong.

When I visited Taipei, Taiwan, another longtime friend of mine, Mr. Sen Tsu Ren, was presented with 7 Peace Dolls in Chinese and in English respectively.

Peace Dolls - Sen Tsu Ren in Taipei, Taiwan

Peace Dolls – Sen Tsu Ren in Taipei, Taiwan

I am pleased to see the universal message for world peace, May Peace Prevail in Earth, and the rings of smile spreading.

Peace Dolls - Kuantan Hyatt Regency Staff - Malaysia

Peace Dolls – Kuantan Hyatt Regency Staff – Malaysia

Mr. Haruyuki Uchiyama

Spreading the “Peace Message” in MOROCCO

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

December-2011

While in Morocco for a Peace Pole dedication ceremony and a World Peace Flag Ceremony in honor of the Dahkla International Gathering, Fumi Johns-Stewart, Executive Director of The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) met so many peace loving people. Here are just a few of the many very special guests who were honored to accept stickers from Ms. Stewart bearing the peace message, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Hicham Bahloul, Moroccan Actor and Ms. Fumi Johns Steward, Executive Director of The World Peace Prayer Society

WALKRALLY for PEACE and the Environment 2011- Sta. Magdalena, Sorsogon, PHILIPPINES

Friday, October 21st, 2011

October 23rd, 2011

DEAR PEACE FRIENDS,

JOIN US IN PRAYERS AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY (1992-2011) OF WALKING FOR PEACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
on Sunday Oct.23, 2011 in Sta. Magdalena,Sorsogon,Philippines.

“for every step is a prayer to heal mother earth”

MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!

MARIO ‘TOOTS’ FUNGO,
WPPS Peace Representative in the Philippines

“South Korea” by Mr. Kim In Jae

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

April 9th, 2011

The 16th Annual Kwanju World Peace Prayer Ceremony was held at The Art-Culture Center of Kwanju City, South Korea by Social Welfare group Jin-Ae Garden.

After the speeches by distinguished guests and Prof. Hideo Nakazawa, a Councilor of The Goi Peace Foundation read the message from Mr. Hiroo Saionji, President of The World Peace Prayer Society.

More than 300 people participated in the World Peace Prayer Flag Ceremony with the country images on the big screen on the stage.

We incorporated the various news images before each region of the world was announced, so that the participants would be able to imagine how serious those area needed the prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

At the finale, children raised a globe on the stage. It was very symbolic for the bright future.

After the ceremony, Vvarious groups of the Jin-Ae garden performed their songs, dances, performances, etc.

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Kim In Jae/ Founder of Jin-Ae garden
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Visiting Prime Minister of Bhutan and desktop Peace Pole – BHUTAN

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

April 12th, 2011

Our Japanese group visited the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Mr. Jigme Thinley at Tashichho Dzong where they have the highest ranked Buddhist temple in their country.

We introduced him to the mission of The World Peace Prayer Society and gave him a desk top Peace Pole as our gift from our heart.

Mr. Thinley informed us that after the largest earthquake occurrence in Japan, this past March; the VIPs in their government and embassies in their country gave a memorial ceremony for the victims of Japan. I was so moved to hear that.

Peace Pole Dedication at Schools in Paolo City-BHUTAN

We also visited Lango Elementary School and Lango Junior High School in Paolo City and gave them an 8 foot tall Peace Pole as our gift.
The Principal of the school had great consciousness for Peace and understood our purpose very well.

We enjoyed World Peace Flag Ceremonies with students after Peace Pole dedication ceremony in each school.
The students are so pure and their smiles are so bright!!

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Seki Kato

Peace Corps Volunteers at World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, New York-USA

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

July 10th, 2011

About 20 returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCV’s) and family members, enjoyed the hospitality of Ann Marie Robustelli and The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) on Sunday, July 10th and loved their time there.

Ann Marie gave an overview of the WPPS’s mission and Sanctuary grounds before she led the group into a lovely peace ceremony.
Later the group enjoyed the beautiful summer day by strolling up the Peace Path to the Ceremonial field and back down into the Sacred Grove to walk the Labyrinth.

The RPCV’s represent part of the twelfth group of American volunteers (XLL’s) to live in Ethiopia as part of Peace Corps’ outreach to countries around the world.

The volunteers were assigned as teachers in various parts of the country for a two-year commitment from 1969-1971. Many stayed for a third year. Their experiences in Ethiopia were so unique that they have galvanized into a group that has gathered periodically for reunions ever since their return to the U.S.

The World Peace Sanctuary served as a perfect place for the XII’s to gather as part of this year’s weekend-long reunion.
Discussions took place and a slide show presentation was given by Charles Higgins, one of the XII’s. Charlie is using his expertise as a PhD agronomist to coordinate efforts to increase potato production among farmers who are trying to eke out a living from small plots of land in the high altitude areas of Ethiopia.

Tax deductible donations can be made to the Ethiopian sustainable Food Project at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin to allow Charlie to continue his efforts with Ethiopian farmers.

WPPS Representative News: CPT, Renee Marie Commander in Afghanistan

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

MARCH 31ST, 2010

Letter addressed to Lieutenant Colonel Graves, family, friends and members of The World Peace Prayer Society

Soldiers really “want” for little to nothing given the environment we are in and the surrounding needs of the Afghan people.  We would rather help the Afghan community.  Two officers from my Charlie Medical Company are new committee members with Operation Outreach.  This is a volunteer effort to support humanitarian causes in the country.  Some of you may want to work with your church or social groups to collectively send school and art supplies, help pay for children’s’ medical procedures, purchase blankets, coats, hats, etc.  Operation Outreach has even paid for visas in order to send children and families to other countries for specialty care.

To nurture creativity, see the attached picture and write-up regarding High School students who are being supported to develop their creative gifts. Americans have so much EXCESS. If we share just a little, each in our own way, to show the Afghan people that we care about their physical, emotional and spiritual needs then we are helping to cultivate a world of peace and cooperation.

I am very excited about the work of Operation Outreach.  As for my special contribution, I have also chosen to work directly with the World Peace Prayer Society ( www.worldpeace.org ) to spread the World Peace Message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, here on Camp Phoenix and in the Capital region.

If you want to support the troops from where you are, help us by supporting the development, joy, and hope for this war-torn country.

To support Operation Outreach, email: christine.peterson@afghan.swa.army.mil or leonor.l.spahr@afghan.swa.army.mil .

If you want to help spread the world Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth,  email me: renee.marie@afghan.swa.army.mil .

Read about Operation Outreach here:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/12/23/81193/troops-in-afghanistan-call-home.html
http://www.friendsofoperationoutreach.com/help.htm

We look forward to your continued interest and support.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Very Respectfully,
CPT, Reneé Marie
Commander, CO C (MED) 186 BSB / 86 IBCT (MTN)
Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan

Captain Renee Marie in Afghanistan with Marafat Kabul Artists