Commend Unification of Religious Leaders in World Peace Prayer


Target: Venerable Hsing Yun and the Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

Goal: Commend Venerable Hsing Yun and Hsi Lai Temple for advocating for a better planet

Venerable Hsing Yun founded the Hsi Lai Temple in 1988 in Los Angeles, Ca as apart of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. As part of its campaign to create an honest and peaceful land, the Hsi Lai Temple holds a world peace prayer ceremony gathering religious leaders from many different religions to pray for world peace every year. Commend the Hsi Lai Temple for bringing nations together in pursuit of world peace.

Every year, Hsi Lai holds a Prayer for World Peace Ceremony that gathers leaders from different religions such as Judaism, Roman Catholic, Christian, and more. During the ceremony there are prayers for world peace expressed through the different traditions of the different religions. One of the prayers read during the ceremony is one written by Venerable Hsing Yun. This ceremony is a demonstration of mutual tolerance and respect of different races and religions. Participants also pray for the wellbeing of all people who are suffering  from ailments.

The Hsi Lai temple has not only proven faithful to world peace by holding this ceremony, but also through its regular teachings. Hsi Lai Temple teaches respect towards all beings, demonstrates a love for all organisms, and devotes itself to showing people that working together is very important. While at the Hsi Lai temple it is promoted that one behaves in a respectful manner and displays his or her care for everyone around him.

The Hsi Lai temple is also charitable, having a Poor Children’s fund as well as a Handicapped Children’s fund. It has also organized other charitable events such as winter relief programs and blood drives. Hsi Lai has even provided free flu shots. The temple has built itself on benefitting the wellbeing of other people, all other living organisms, and the planet. It has multiple events that gathers people from around the globe to work together and celebrate different holidays and events.

Hsi Lai Temple is the home of peace, patience, and unity. By signing this petition you are commending Hsi Lai Temple and Founder, Venerable Hsing Yun, for working hard toward securing world peace.


Dear Venerable Hsing Yun and Hsi Lai Temple

I would like to applaud you for all of your work to better the community and planet. I am very grateful to you for using your resources to put together events that promote world peace.

Your Prayer for World Peace Ceremony is a very dignified event that must be noted. By successfully bringing together many different religions and races you are displaying that we as a people do not lack hope. The ceremony excellently shows that people are perfectly capable of showing mutual tolerance and respect toward one another. World peace is a great hope for our planet and I am glad that you are using your temple and teachings as a platform to reach it.

I must also commend you on your other charitable work, such as your winter relief programs, as well as your Handicap and Poor Children’s funds. You have done very much to help the community around you and are appreciated for it. You have also put forth efforts to bring your surrounding community together by offering Boys and Girl scouts for children who attend the temple and by also having classes available for the community.

Thank you for being an advocate for a better world. Without strong efforts from organizations such as yourself we would not be making our way toward a more peaceful planet. Keep doing such a great job at creating a peaceful and respectful community and planet.


[Your Name Here]

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