Goi Peace Foundation

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"Masahisa Goi (1916-1980), a Japanese teacher, philosopher, poet and author, dedicated his life to peace and humanity. After witnessing the terrible destruction of the Second World War, he started a world peace movement to spread the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” as a way of uniting the hearts of humanity transcending all boundaries of race, religion, or politics.

"To promote this peace movement internationally, the World Peace Prayer Society was incorporated in New York in 1988 as a nonprofit organization, and in 1990 it was recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) associated with the Department of Public Information at the United Nations.

"The Goi Peace Foundation was established in Tokyo in 1999 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan." [1]

Goi Peace Award Winners

Accessed December 2011: [2]


URL: http://www.goipeace.or.jp

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  1. Background, Goi Peace Foundation, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. Goi Peace Award, Goi Peace Foundation, accessed December 16, 2011.