Good afternoon, everyone.
Thank you so much for coming to "Prayer of Love and Peace" Performance in New York The Salvation Army Harlem Temple.
My name is Kouken Yamato, Representative and Executive Producer of INAMORI Art Project Group.
At first, we would like to express our special thanks to New Heritage Theatre Group, Mr. Vosa Rivers, Mr. Kats Abe. Grandparents Around the World Production, Ms. Evern Randolph. And all the people who support this performance.
Thank you very much!
IAPG was founded by Ms. Noriko Inamori, you know. She returned to heaven 6 years ago. In facing the end of her life, what she wished was to make "The Planet of Love, the Earth, with no wars, no nuclear weapons, and no racism under God" for the children to be born in the future.
Following the Noriko's wish, this year we celebrated the 7th New York Performance in 8-year activity in New York.
We have been advocating the concept of "UNIFICATION".
In all nations, religions, races, thoughts, each "difference" is not a cause of conflict, but is a GIFT from God rather as a wonderful "strength" that complements each other, as a proof of being the Child of God. It means, "Let us notice that, and wake up and join hands together as brothers and sisters in one family".
Like the lyrics of "We're all a part of God's great big family". Yes, "We Are The World". That is the "UNIFICATION" we advocate.
Everyone, please look up to the screen.
This is the scene of finale of our performance on April 22, 2018 in Kagoshima, Japan. We welcomed around 600 Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Japanese Shinto believers at the venue. Finally, all representatives of each religion came up to the stage and everyone declared "UNIFICATION".
Realizing this scene everywhere in the world as soon as we can. I believe that is our wish as well as the wish of God.
Everyone! In the world God created, the "army" is not for killing the same Children of God. It was created to "save" people, to "save" the God's Children on behalf of God, for example, when huge disasters occurred, when tests of God were brought to people. We think this is namely the "Salvation Army".
We will never give it up! On this activity. So will you as well, please.
We always keep sending prayers to our friends, our colleagues all around the world, even we are living in Japan.
Everyone, God is waiting. It's our turn now!
Let's be unified!
Thank you very much today!