On September 26th 2019, members of NSW Region East joined Canterbury Bankstown Council for their annual International Multi-Faith Prayers for Peace. The gathering commenced with a Smoking Ceremony, an ancient tradition to cleanse our souls and ward off negativity, which was led by one of our Aboriginal Elders.
“The aim is to mark the International Day of Prayers for Peace with a local gathering of religious leaders from diverse faiths to reflect on peace, offer individual prayers to encourage world peace and action through unity, prayer and through ceremony.” Canterbury Bankstown Council.
“Let peace fill our hearts, our world and our universe” was recited after each prayer giver from the different faiths shared their prayer.
Members of our organisation were given the opportunity to speak about Sathya Sai Baba and his mission, and in the spirit of unity the Young Adults performed a song titled, ‘Embrace the Love’. At the end of the formal proceedings, members from all the religious and spiritual groups connected with each other over a delicious meal and heart-to-heart conversations about their spiritual journeys.