#171. Peace Run Toronto (The Parliament of the World’s Religions – November 1-7, 2018)

In November of 2018, The Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Toronto, Canada. The Peace Torch was passed around this at International gathering to people of all faiths and backgrounds and many expressed their heartfelt wishes and prayers for world peace.

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#169. Plant a Tree for World-Harmony

International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. The United Nations General Assembly, noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to designate April 22 as International Mother Earth Day through resolution A/RES/63/278, adopted in 2009. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries. 

Sri Chinmoy Centre has several projects that are directly supportive of the ideals of these two concerns.
 They include such tree planting programs with community and school children as, “Plant a Tree for World-Harmony”. In this ceremony the children each help to plant a tree and promise to help take care of it so that it grows, by watering it and protecting it. 
   With that an art poster created by Sri Chinmoy with the ”Plant a Tree for World-Harmony” slogan on it is presented to the school to remind the children of their responsibility to help make earth a better place to live. 
  Sri Chinmoy had also written many, many poems and aphorisms about trees with the message of love of nature which he had hoped would bring concern for earth to the fore front of modern day human awareness.

#165. Colours of Peace (Rome – September 21, 2018)

At a special event to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st, seven-thousand thousand peace-drawings from children around the world were displayed around the perimeter of the Colosseum in Rome.

The event, entitled “Colors of Peace” is organised by the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run with the Patronship of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Republic, Regione Lazio, in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum, the Istituto Superiore Morano di Caivano and the Arvalia association, the contribution of Roma Capitale Municipality and with the media partnership of Italian National Broadcaster RAI Gulp.

The ceremony also featured an award presentation for the winners of the Peace Movie Award, an international competition under the patronage of the Italian ministries of Education, Universities and Research; and Cultural Heritage and Activities. As part of the competition, schools around the world contributed video clips of 30 seconds or under, defining and celebrating peace in their own way.
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#162. Lifting Up the World With A Oneness-Heart – 30th Anniversary

World-renowned peace leader and spiritual luminary Sri Chinmoy began a new way of honouring people in 1988 — by lifting them from an honorary platform and offering his prayerful gratitude for their contributions to humanity. He called it Lifting Up the World With a Oneness-Heart.

From 1988 to 2007, Sri Chinmoy honoured more than 8200 different people from all walks of life and many nations in this unique way. Photos and messages from twenty-seven of the most notable luminaries so honoured are included. This lifting award created by Sri Chinmoy had a powerful and deeply moving impact on those so honoured.

#160. Peace Run Puja Mandala, Bali – January 31, 2019

Puja Mandala is a remarkable place of unique importance not only in Bali, but in the culture of world interfaith harmony. In one compound, Puja Mandala includes side by side, places of worship for Islam, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Sri Chinmoy, the founder of the Peace Run, was delighted to visit Puja Mandala in 2004.

This video shows the Peace Torch being received in each house of worship with each of the religious representatives passing it on to the next.

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#158. Peace Run Sudaji, Bali – January 25, 2019

This event in northern Bali marked the beginning of our round the world journey with the Peace Torch. We will visit five continents and all 44 countries in the southern hemisphere. Sudaji was an amazing place to begin with the lighting of a sacred flame that will encircle the globe. Special thanks to Zanzan, Putu and their family for their instrumental work in creating this event.

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#153. Joana Schenker receives the Torch-Bearer Award (Albufeira​, Portugal – December 29, 2018)

Joana Schenker is a professional bodyboarder. Dominating the Portuguese National and European Tour since 2014, she won both titles for 4 years in a row. In her second season competing on the APB world tour, Joana wins the World Title, and makes history by becoming Portugal´s first professional World Champion in wave riding sports. 2017 was the perfect year, National, European and World Bodyboard Champion. The media made Joana not only the new Queen of bodyboarding but also a star in the Portuguese sports scene.

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