Russia: “Children Are Angels of Peace” Festival
Prepared by WFWP Russia
Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) of Russia held its third intercultural and interreligious children’s festival “Children Are Angels of Peace” on February 23, 2019, in the Peace Embassy in Moscow.
The festival brings together children of different nationalities and religions to promote peace and intercultural harmony, inspiring children to live for the sake of others and to take part in peacebuilding and charity programs.
This year the event gathered children of seven nationalities and three religions. Some of these nationalities are officially considered to be enemies and usually never have programs together, but their children were standing together on the stage and holding hands.
A Bridge of Peace ceremony involving Russian and Ukrainian children was held as part of the program and moved many participants to tears.
The Angels of Peace folk-dance ensemble celebrated its 10th anniversary at this event.