Winnipeg Singing for Peace Interfaith Event
By Maxine Stewart, Winnipeg
SGI practitioners with other faith groups at "Sing for Peace"
Each year a local Hindu Temple in Winnipeg hosts an activity called Sing for Peace. This year’s event was held on November 11, at the Sri Saytha Sai Baba Centre of Winnipeg. Those participating were from Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Bengali, Muslim and Buddhist communities. Uniting together with different faith groups provides an opportunity to acknowledge our shared objectives and to sow the seeds of friendship.
As representatives of Buddhism, SGI Canada was invited and encouraged to chant even longer this year than last. The harmonious voices of the SGI practitioners stood out dramatically and many individuals either joined in or closed their eyes absorbing the penetrating voices of those chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
Everyone shared in food and friendship following the scheduled portion.
This year there were many more children who participated, reminding us that the impression on children will be lasting and significant in creating a peaceful world for the future.