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peace mala
"The voices of intolerance are all around us - the voice of
tolerance needs to be louder"

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RAINBOW ONE

The Rainbow Friendship Band
Wear your peace mala with pride and know that it represents friendship, respect and peace between the faiths and all people in our world. If anyone asks you what it means, tell him or her about it.
Click on the beads for links to sites giving further information on the faiths.

first knot FIRST KNOT: You are unique and special! Each one of us is important no matter what our race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, age or size.
christianity RED: This is for Christianity which grew out of Judaism. Jesus taught that we should love and forgive our enemies if we hope to enter the Kingdom of God.
Peace message: Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
buddhism ORANGE: This is for Buddhism. Buddha Shakyamuni taught that we should be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions and show loving kindness to everyone. All beings by nature are one.
Peace message: I will act towards others exactly as I would act towards myself.
sikhism YELLOW: This is for Sikhism whose founder, Guru Nanak, preached equality, love and tolerance between all people.
Peace message: As you wish for yourself, so wish for others.
islam GREEN: This is for Islam whose prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.), taught that Allah created the whole of humankind from one soul and that their differences were intended. (Surah 30.22)
Peace message: None of you truly believe until you wish for your brother and sisters what you wish for yourself.
judaism BLUE: This is for Judaism, an ancient faith which started in the Middle East and gave the world some of God's earliest messages of love.
Peace Message: What is harmful to you, do not do to other people.
baha'i INDIGO: This is for the Baha'i faith. Baha'u'llah, taught that all of mankind will be united when there is world peace and equality.
Peace message: Blessed is the person who loves his/her brother and sister more than him/herself.
ISKCON hare krsna VIOLET: This is for ISKCON popularly known as the Hare Krsna movement which promotes the well-being of human society by teaching the science of God consciousness. Prabhupada, its founder, taught that we are all spirit souls and that loving kindness and spiritual devotion will bring peace and happiness.
Peace message: Live in loving harmony with all of God's creation.
your own spiritual path WHITE: This is for you and your own spiritual path.
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