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The Millenium Peace Day
Ecological cycle tour 2000
The Great Millenium Peace Ride
The Millenium Peace Day in Birštonas (6 August 2000)
The World Peace Prayer Society
UNESCO Peace Culture Manifesto
Erection of the Peace Pole outside the National M.Mažvydas Library (Audio and video records) (2000 07 21)
year 2000 is not only the last year of this century but also this
millennium. We, as human beings, have been experiencing far too many
wars and conflicts throughout this closing century on this planet
called Earth. We are sure that most human beings are feeling deep
inside their hearts "enough is enough", whether consciously or
unconsciously. Upon entering a new century and a new millennium, we
will have to move from the century of devastating war to the century of
world peace and harmony, as this is just a natural course of human
evolution. To promote this movement further, we would like to propose a
Hiroshima-Hawaii Joint WPPC (World Peace Prayer Ceremony) Project.
What is WPPC?
is a ceremony, which has been done many times in many countries on many
different occasions, including at the headquarters of the United
Nations in New York City. It is a ceremony that is not religious in any
sense and transcends barriers of nationality, race and religion to
unite humanity. During the ceremony, each participant carries the
national flag of a country and walks to the stage, one by one, raises
the flag, and all the people there repeat together, "May Peace Prevail On Earth" and "May Peace be in (Name of the Country)".
The prayer is repeated until the peace in all the nations on Earth has
been prayed for; so the procedure is repeated approximately 190 times,
depending upon the number of the nations on Earth at that point of
time. Basically, that's it.
What is WPPS?
of our members are also members of The World Peace Prayer Society
(WPPS). This is a non-profit, member-supported, non-sectarian
organization dedicated to spreading the message and prayer "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (see http://www.worldpeace.org/).
Founded in Japan in 1955, the Society has its world headquarters in New
York City, and it is recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization
(NGO) affiliated with the Office of Communications and Public
Information at the United Nations. WPPC is actually one of the major
activities performed by this Society.