Tirana, Albania—Around 200 people from many segments of society came together for an evening of prayer for Syrian children.
Representatives from religious communities in Albania, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Tirana, Ambassadors for Peace, and others filled the hall of the Sheraton Tirana Hotel on the evening of October 28, 2016, to show their support and offer their prayers.
The purpose of the event was to offer together a deep prayer to support children in Syria, who are the most innocent victims of the bloody conflict in that nation.
The idea for the event came from the sincere desire of two mothers to help Syrian children in any way they could, to stop the innocent tears and nourish their dreams. It started small, but soon attracted many people and partners who wanted to do something. UPF-Albania offered its name and logo so that the prayer night could become an official program and institutions could be invited officially to join the program. Therefore, the event was held in the name of the Universal Peace Federation.
The title and purpose of the event inspired top religious leaders in Albania to support the event and send their representatives, and as a result the representatives of five religious communities came and offered their sincere prayers to support Syrian children.
Their messages and prayers were very deep and moving.
On behalf of Universal Peace Federation a message was given by Dr. David Hanna, a vice chair of UPF for Europe, who mentioned also the great work that the UPF founders have done for peacebuilding in the Middle East.
The program of the event included a message from a Syrian mother living in Albania and moving congratulatory songs offered by Syrian children living in Albania.
Everything started from the sincere heart of two mothers, and the preparations also were done with a sincere heart. Therefore one could easily see tears in many participants’ eyes.
Local news media were present and covered the event.