What is a Peace Mala?
A Peace Mala is a symbolic bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace between the faiths and all people of every faith (or none), cultures, and lifestyles present in our world. It cuts through all forms of prejudice and celebrates what makes us different from each other. It is a vision for the future. Wearing the mala is a promise to help create a better world.
About the Peace Mala movement.
Pam Evans from Swansea started the Peace Mala movement, as a non political, non-religious charitable organisation. That does not support any political party, movement or belief system over any other. It promoted peace between all cultures, religions and races by using the common strand to all compasionate religions which is
"Treat others as you would wish them to treat you"
The aim of Peace Mala is to contribute to education for global citizenship by inviting all people to treat each other with respect regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality, size, age or ability. Our compassionate wish is for people, animals and the environment to be at peace.
Doves and Peace Mala.
The Doves will be hosted a talk by Pam Evans on October 17th 2010 and will be working towards Peace Mala Accreditation - more details and a write up of Pam's visit can be found here.
"May faith and love of God make the followers of every religion courageous builders of under-standing and forgiveness, patient weavers of a fruitful inter-religious dialogue, capable of inaugurating a new era of justice and peace." - Pope John Paul II
Just a few examples of Peace Mala Endorsements:
Pope John Paul II and uniting all religions for Peace.
Pope John Paul II organized the first World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi, Italy, in October 27, 1986. There were 160 religious leaders spending the day together with fasting and praying to their God or Gods. They represented 32 Christian religious organizations and 11 other non-Christian world religions, including:
* Christian religions and organizations:
o Roman Catholic Church
o Greek Orthodox Church
o Russian Orthodox Church
o World Council of Churches
o World YWCA
o World Alliance of YMCA's
o Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers)
o Mennonite World Conference
o Reformed Ecumenical Synod
o Baptist World Alliance
o Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
o World Alliance of Reformed Churches
o Lutheran World Federation
o Anglican Communion
o Old Catholic Church of Utrecht
o Assyrian Church of the East
* African and North American animists
In January 2002, Pope John Paul II organized another World Day of Prayer for Peace, again in Assissi. Some 200 other religious leaders were present, including Roman Catholic cardinals, Muslim clerics, Jewish rabbis, Buddhists, Sikhs, Bahais, Hindus, Jains, Zoroastrians and members of African traditional religions.