Faith, political leaders meet virtually for second ‘Global Rally of Hope’
By Guy Taylor – The Washington Times – Sunday, September 27, 2020
A diverse mix of faith leaders and political figures gathered for the second time in as many months this weekend for a major international rally calling for a more unified world to be achieved through collective embraces of freedom, peace, interdependence and the pursuit of mutual prosperity.
The second “Global Rally of Hope” — held online and drawing what organizers said was an audience of well over 1 million viewers and participants — provided a unique platform for faith-driven global messaging aimed at addressing racial and ethnic division, poverty, environmental degradation and other issues fueling conflict in the world.
Speakers at the event orchestrated by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and partner groups included current and former heads of state, along with well-known U.S. political figures and prominent voices from across the religious spectrum, all joining together in a call for peace and togetherness at a crucial moment of the COVID-19 pandemic.