The Waters of the World Ceremony, led by Indigenous peacebuilders, brings waters that come from over 150 sacred water sources in 65 countries on all seven continents and from the Seven Seas. These waters have been mixed and added to in ceremonies of the United Nations, the United Religions Initiative, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and the Goldin Institute for International Partnership and Peace. They are mingled as a blessing for all beings of the Earth, in the hope that we may live in peace.
This ceremony opened the second day of gatherings at URI's Accelerate Peace conference.
National Interfaith Representative of the Covenant of the Goddess
Phil Lane Jr.
Hereditary Chief, Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw First Nations
Mapuche Indigenous Leader and URI Trustee
Founder of the Aflailai Foundation, a URI Cooperation Circle
Vilma Rosaura Palax Tuy
Founder and Vice-President of Descendientes de Guatemaya, a URI Cooperation Circle
Audri Scott Williams
Trail of Dreams Peacewalkers, a URI Cooperation Circle