Peace Mala International Interfaith Liturgy for World Peace
Brecon Cathedral Wales UK – Monday 16th September 2019
On Monday 16th September 2019, Brecon Cathedral in Wales welcomed an astonishing gathering of people and children to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Peace Mala Accredited schools from across Wales, and three from Greater Manchester, joined with representatives of the fourteen spiritual paths and religions displayed on the Peace Mala bracelet. Some of our faith representatives travelled from Greater Manchester and London to be with us. Dignitaries from across South Wales and Powys also gave their support to this important ceremony for world peace.
Peace Mala International Inter-Faith Liturgy for World Peace
Llandaff Cathedral Wales UK – Thursday 20th July 2017
On the 20th July 2017 the Peace Mala community came together for an Interfaith Liturgy for World Peace in Llandaff Cathedral. Our purpose would be to send out a powerful message of love, friendship and peace to all people in our world. Llandaff Cathedral is a place visited by pilgrims up until Medieval times, to visit the tomb of the Celtic Saint, Teilo who is still buried there. The liturgy included the lighting of large rainbow candles representing the fourteen faiths on the Peace Mala bracelet, as well as the large central white candle representing our world and all who live on it. We were joined by representatives of 17 different faiths and spiritual paths, as well as Primary Schools from across the UK to create a day in celebration of interfaith relationships and world peace.
Peace Mala Symbolic Doves of Peace
Peace Mala Peace Garden, Wales UK – Thursday 30th April 2015
On the 30th April 2015 Peace Mala hosted a ceremony in the Peace Mala Peace Garden, to release 14 symbolic doves of peace on their journeys across the globe, spreading the Peace Mala message. The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, the Mayor and Mayoress of Neath Port Talbot, Regional Chief of Police, Bishop Tom Burns of Menevia, representatives of several faith communities, and pupils and teachers from local Peace Mala Accredited schools.
For more information about our Doves of Peace please follow this link.
Peace Mala Pilgrimage to the Forgotten Monastery of Saint David
Llangyfelach, Wales UK – Thursday 9th May 2013
On Thursday 9th May 2013 Peace Mala organised a one day pilgrimage to Llangyfelach, where pilgrims, including school children from local Peace Mala Schools, and representatives of several world faiths joined Bishop John of Swansea and Brecon in the first pilgrimage of its kind to Llangyfelach since ancient times. Llangyfelach was chosen for this pilgrimage because it was once a very important monastery, founded by Saint David dating to the 6th Century. School children from local Peace Mala schools contributed with songs, dance and peace prayers. Faiths and spiritual traditions who joined the pilgrimage and took part in the service were Orthodox Judaism, The Greek Orthodox Church, The Anglican Church in Wales, The Catholic Church, Islam, Hinduism, Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism, Baha’i Community, Yungdrung Bon Pre-Buddhist Tradition of Tibet, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Irish Order of Ancient Druids, Gwyddon Earth Religion of Wales and the Wayfinders Association of Modern Wizardry.
Peace Mala Tree of Peace Ceremony
Coed Bwlardd, Camarthenshire, Wales UK – Thursday 25th October 2012
The idea for this ceremony came from Paul Rousselle, a member of the original Peace Mala Youth Team which was formed at the start of the project. Paul was researching peace messages and golden rules linked to native people when he found an interesting Iroquois ceremony called ‘The Tree of Peace’. During this ceremony the nations came together, dug a large hole, threw in their weapons and planted a tree above them as a seal to their peace agreement. He suggested that a similar ceremony would be appropriate to celebrate Peace Mala’s tenth year. The Trustees and supporters of Peace Mala all agreed that this was a wonderful idea and what resulted was a deeply moving ceremony for peace.
Peace Mala Pilgrimage for World Peace
Across the Gower, Wales UK – Wednesday-Sunday 18th – 22nd July 2012
Over the course of four days Ruth Davies came together with Peace Mala and numerous faith groups and schools for a pilgrimage across sites sacred to Celtic Saints on the Gower. Each day marked the arrival at different churches and holy springs, where votive candles were lit with prayers for peace. The pilgrimage culminated on the 22nd July at St Rhidian & St Illtyd’s Church Llanrhidian, where all attendants took part in a service of thanksgiving and prayers for world peace. Christian clergy and members of St Rhidian & St Illtyd’s congregation welcomed seven other faith representatives to share songs, hymns, mantras and readings from their Holy Books, in celebration of the message of World Peace.
Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith & Culture for Education
The Monastery, Gorton, Manchester UK – Monday 4th October 2010
The first ever Peace Mala Festival of Interfaith & Culture for Education was held in the award winning, beautifully restored setting of The Monastery in Gorton, Manchester on the 4th October 2010. The festival brought Peace Mala together with the Greater Manchester Authorities and representatives of local Faith and Peace groups to celebrate our humanity, unity and diversity.