Rally of Hope #Philippines
IAYSP Philippines, together with the Universal Peace Federation, organized and initiated this online Rally of Hope intending to bring solidarity, resolve conflict, and reconcile the divided human family based on the core principles of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values.
The Rally of Hope with the theme, “One Million People Praying for the Healing of the Nation and the World” gathered millions of Filipinos and citizens from around the world online in an interfaith gathering. They collectively prayed for the healing of the world from the COVID-19 pandemic, raised awareness for the Healing of Mother Earth, addressed climate change issues, and humanity healing from divisions to bring about a world of lasting peace for the sake of the future.
It was held on February 6, 2021, and featured live on different social media platforms such as Facebook pages, YouTube, and Philippine television channel 4; with over six hundred participants. This event can create a global platform that amplifies the collective voices that stimulate a tremendous sense of urgency to unite as one global community, especially in these times of crisis. Different speakers delivered inspiring messages, spreading hope to citizens. The Asia Pacific S!NERGY winner was featured in this event as well. Additionally, the “Billion Trees Project” was promoted supported by the efforts of the Local Government Units in the call for planting and growing trees.
Sustainable Development Goals number 4, 13, 16, 17 were worked towards through this event as it supports the Quality of Education, Climate Action; Peace, Justice Strong Institutions, and Partnerships for the Goals. The online event became successful with the support of all participating partners.