Insight article – Peace Mala International Inter-Faith Liturgy for World Peace

20th July 2017 – Llandaff Cathedral, Wales UK

Published in Insight, the Journal of The Theosophical Society in England – June 2017

Uniting All Faiths and Communities in Peace

The Swansea based multi award winning Peace Mala educational project for
global citizenship is organising the above event on 20th July in response to the
terrorist attacks across the world.

Pam Evans (Founder of Peace Mala and President of Swansea Theosophical
Society) commented:

“We are living in such times of fear, violence, rising Islamaphobia and racist bullying that we feel it is high time the spotlight was put on the wonderful work being achieved by the children and young people in our Peace Mala schools.

Our purpose is to send out a powerful message of love, friendship and peace to all people in our world.”

Pupils and teachers from Welsh Peace Mala Accredited schools will be present, as well as a good number of accredited schools from Greater Manchester and Peace Mala’s first accredited Yorkshire school, Worth Valley Primary from near Bradford.

Faith representatives from fourteen religions, including five Christian Bishops from different denominations, along with supporters from across the UK and beyond will be attending and taking part. Jenny Baker, National President of the Theosophical Society, along with many Theosophists from England and Wales will also be attending.

Sheikh Ahmad Dede and his Sufi Dervishes will be flying in from Amsterdam. The Barefoot Doctor will travel from Spain to re-light the peace candle for Taoism. It is also hoped that Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai of the worldwide Jain Shrimad Rajchandra Mission will be able to attend the event.

This interfaith gathering for world peace will be the biggest that Wales will ever have experienced. Michael Lee Walton, a professional musician originally from Ystalyfera and now based in London, has composed the Peace Mala Anthem for youth choir entitled ‘One Light’. This will be sung by over two hundred pupils present in the cathedral. Lead vocals for the anthem will be sung by a pupil of Hafod Primary School Swansea. Welsh international rock legend Bonnie Tyler, who is a big supporter of Peace Mala, hopes to be present.

Nepalese dancers at the Peace Mala International Awards for Youth in the UNA Wales Temple of Peace Cardiff.

The Peace Mala story is one of continuing growth as it reaches out to all people in our global village.

Peace Mala’s message is simple:
“Treat the next person as you wish to be treated yourself.”