The World Interfaith Joint Prayer Conference will be held online on Monday, October 26, to call for the eradication of Covid-19 and the continuation of the work of peace by religious communities around the globe.
The conference aims to deliver a message of hope to people and religious communities of the world who suffer under Covid-19 to create a platform to pull strength together to overcome the effect of the pandemic transcending religions and continents.
The host organisation, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), is a Korea based international peace organisation under the UN Department of Global Communications and ECOSOC carrying out global peace activities, including Interfaith Dialogue Meetings, known as WARP Office Meetings.
The WARP Office meeting has been carried out in 128 countries since its start in 2014 to strengthen the communication among different religious groups based on mutual respect and open dialogue.
Around 800 people, including leaders and members of various religious groups, civil society, and youth, from three continents, are expected to join the conference.
Many of them are the religious leaders who have the experience to attend the HWPL WARP Office meeting before.
Nirmaljit Singh, a Sikh religious minister from England, said, “I have worked with HWPL for three years and have attended the WARP office meeting several times”
It gave me chances to share my views according to my religion and traditions.
According to Nirmaljit Singh the HWPL prayer conference will provide a platform for every religion that enables them to work for humanity.”
The conference will include speeches from the leaders of six religious groups; Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Christianism, and Islam.
As part of the program, a prayer session has been designed to unite the voice of people from different faith backgrounds to overcome the deadly Covid-19.
Hoihyeon Jeong, chief manager of HWPL Southern Seoul Gyeonggi Branch, stated “2020 HWPL World Interfaith Joint Prayer Conference is an event where all religious people gather to comfort the families of the global communities who suffer from the Covid-19 pandemic and unite people to pray for the end of Covid-19.
I expect that the conference will be the most meaningful event of the year to see world peace through the harmony of different religions in the pandemic.
The conference is free and open to anyone who loves peace until the 23rd of October.
Those who are HWPL is committed to the cessation of war through the establishment of an enforceable law compatible with the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) and the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) offices.
Founded in 2012, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the goal of achieving