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It was a Christian initiative that led to the founding of the Week of Prayer for World Peace in 1974. It soon became an interfaith activity, and now welcomes everyone, of all faith traditions or none, to take part. Our first Chair, the late Dr. Edward Carpenter, former Dean of Westminster Abbey, established the guiding principle of the Week in the words “The peace of the world must be prayed for by the faiths of the world”, and this continues to be the basis of our work today.

For those inspired with the idea of praying with people of all beliefs, three thoughts may be helpful.

First, the different words we recite are said by neighbours in the same town and the same street every week, and by sharing together we simply bring under one roof what happens anyway under the same sky.

Secondly, we are convinced that there is only one humanity praying to one supreme consciousness, with whatever different opinions we may have on what that may be.

Thirdly, we recognise that interfaith partnership does not itself imply agreement.

The things we agree on are many and precious. What we disagree on is precious too. We give our interior assent to all who stand and pray for peace with us. When that is challenging, we withhold our interior assent, yet stand with that person, as a friend and as a partner for peace.

Every year more people are joining in worldwide, including communities and schools in New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Germany, Canary Islands, Australia, Italy and many more. Please let us know how you celebrate. See our details on the contact page.

For dates and details of this year’s events please see our events page.

PEACE PATHWAY

The World Peace Pathway at Kingsley Hall

The Peace Pathway arose from the desire of people from many different faith and cultural traditions to create an artistic focus for peace within London. It is here for all to enjoy and expresses our universal yearning for peace and harmony.

Soil, sand or stones from every country in the world have been placed under the Path. Much of this has come from places of special significance, including Mecca, Mount Arafat, Assisi, Vrindavan, Jerusalem, Machu Picchu and Antarctica. Under the whole structure, there is sand from Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad, India.

At the centre you will see a solar-powered World Peace Flame light, symbolising the healing light of peace shining onto the whole world.

The words for peace in many different languages are carved into the outer circle of the Pathway.

Please walk around the world and add your prayers, hopes and wishes for peace.

Footprints for Peace

On a piece of paper draw around your feet with a pencil or pen*

In one of your footprints write your wish for peace. In the other footprint write how you can help to make your wish come true.

Have fun making peace!

*Teachers note
You may wish to let the children step in the paint to make the footprints. Let these dry and then write on them. You may prefer to draw around hands. The children may prefer to write on small pieces of paper and hold them in their cupped hands.

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