5th Rally of Hope: From Pandemic to Peace

Sunday 28 February 2021

Live broadcast link: https://www.rallyofhope.org/.

The Universal Peace Federation and its partners will be hosting online a 5th Rally of Hope on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM Australian Central Daylight Time – Adelaide time (UTC + 10h 30m).

This 90-minute virtual event will be a call to all people for renewal, emphasizing moral and spiritual values that are shared by all people and which are foundational to the achievement of lasting peace. The Rally of Hope will offer translations in numerous languages.

The main speakers for this interreligious and interracial global rally will be offering their recommendations as to how we can move beyond not only the current COVID-19 crisis, but also the many other challenges we face as one human family, finding the way forward to bring an end to extreme poverty, overcoming inequality and discrimination, reviving multilateral institutions, and strengthening solidarity and cooperation among people of every race, religion, nationality, culture, and political ideology. The rally program will open with the invocations of religious leaders representing the world’s major faiths.

The online rally will be employing new technology, such as augmented reality through online platforms. More than a million participants from around the world are expected to join the rally online. The February 27 rally is the fifth in a series of online “Rallies of Hope.” The rally event, sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, will be convened in cooperation with the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).


Source: upf.org, accessed Feb. 22, 2021.

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