Global Interfaith Convention
Promoting a Culture of Unity and Peace
through Dialogue between Religions
Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze
President of Federation of World Peace and Love
Vice-President of Association of World Citizens
Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men
Aug. 5, 2021
At this peace gathering to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on the eve of the Hiroshima Day, we reflect on the tragic events of the past, caution against repeating the same mistakes in the future, and pledge to a vision of peace for the future.
In trying times, only humanity's precious love and conscience can heal the pain, inspire hope, reshape the future, and bring peace to the world. With a sincere and pure heart, let us pray for our planet and the people of the world.
The passing of life and the suffering,
The scars of war,
The devastation caused by natural and man-made disasters,
We contemplate these and come to the conclusion that
All evil stems from the devils in our hearts and selfish desires.
How are we going to save all the living creatures in time?
How do we immediately atone for our mistakes and ensure the continued existence of humanity and our planet?
The answer lies in our hearts.
Our hearts hold the key to salvation.
We need to listen to our inner voice, the calling of conscience, and follow the guidance of our conscience to move toward a brighter future.
We see the light of hope and are motivated by love.
Seizing windows of opportunity, we take actions to fulfill our wishes.
We are willing to better ourselves, learn from others, and get rid of our bad habits.
We are willing to strengthen our interpersonal relationships and treat others with kindness.
We are willing to safeguard the Earth and protect the environment.
Global citizens' thoughts and actions of conscience are like timely rain after a drought and like auspicious light illuminating the world.
A wish for peace
Love for life
Love for the people of the world
Calming our hearts will help stabilize the world.
Promoting the culture of peace with love and conscience
Nourishing life of all forms with love and conscience
Fostering unity and harmony with love and conscience
Pure sky, pure land, and pure hearts
When Heaven, Earth, and humans are all in harmony,
all living creatures will be blessed.
May peace prevail on Earth.
that the pandemic will end soon, that conflicts will cease,
that peace and prosperity will prevail,
that justice and human rights will be realized,
that conscience will be widely promoted, that the truth is always unveiled, and that love, peace, and the world will last forever!
*Presented at the Online Conference of Global Interfaith Convention
in support of City Montessori School, Lucknow, India