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On the Road with The Peace Gong

First Sounded in Bali on December 31, 2002, the Peace Gong Continues to 'Ring' Around the World.


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(1/22/2004)

The World Peace Gong was first rung at the stroke of midnight on December 31, 2002, by Indonesia's President Megawati Soekarnoputri and Vice-President Hamzah Haz to symbolically usher in a new era of peace following the horrific terrorist bombing in Bali that occurred just two months earlier.

Echoing its call for peace, that Gong has traveled the globe and been used to open important international meetings, reminding the citizens of the world of the urgent need for peace and brotherhood. Continuing that journey, the Gong will travel to Geneva on February 5, 2004, where it will be sounded to mark the opening of the Second Global Summit on Peace and then make its way to New York where it will be used to help open the annual session of the United Nation's General Assembly.

Spreading the Message of Peace

To help sound the gong of peace, replicas of the World Peace Gong are now in production with plans to install them initially in five major cities of the world, namely, New York, Washington D.C., Beijing, New Delhi and Geneva. Eventually, the initiators of the World Peace Gong project hope to have gongs in 10 cities by 2005 and in 218 countries around the world by 2015.

A Gong Rich in Symbolism

Each of the World Peace Gongs is decorated with a peace flower and the name "Gong Perdamaian Dunia" - it's name in Bahasa Indonesia to identify its birthplace. The edge of each gong will bear religious symbols from 10 of the world's great religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Khonghuchu, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Hindu Dharma from Bali. The Gong will also feature a symbolic representation of the planet earth to remind the world that we all share a common home.


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