Ceremony Leaders

Ceremony Leaders in 2016

Location 1 (lower level)
  • Dibjyot Singh - Sikh Foundation L.A. 
  • Maneck Bhujwala - Zoroastrian Association of California 
  • Rev. Carolyn Wilkins - Agape, Global Worlds Ministry 
  • Abdul-Hafiz Ameer - Muslim, Institute of Tolerance 
  • Rev. Leland Stewart - Founder, Unity and Diversity World Council 
  • Gopi Chokru – The Monastery, Long Beach 
  • Dharmadevi & Narayan – Ananda L.A.
  • Rev. Jan Chase – Unity Church, Pomona 
  • Rev. Crisandra Montgomery – Astara Foundation 
  • Elizabeth Flocco – White Eagle Lodge 
  • Hadia Attar – Muslim 
  • Vajracharya Douglas Sutton – Buddhist, Vice Abbot Dari Rulai Temple 
  • Dr. Basia Durnas – Words of Wisdom Ministry 
  • Uran Snyder – Byakko Shinko Kai 
  • Arik Greenberg - Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice 
  • Janice Hall – Methodist – Claremont School of Theology 
  • Soraya Deen - The Muslim Women Speakers Movement 
  • Prof. Deepak Shimkhada – Hindu, Claremont School of Theology 
  • Laura Ave-Tesimale – Indigenous/Church of Latter Day Saints 
  • Sally & Peter Formosa – Prayers for Peace
  • Kenneth Christensen – Zoroastrian 
  • Rev. Doris Davis – Interfaith Minister
  • Donna Fenyes – Love Peace Harmony Foundation
  • Rev. Dr. Anna Crews Camphouse - Walnut United Methodist Church
  • Ed Heckerman - Yeshe Nyingpo Tibetan Buddhists
Location 3 (upper level)
  • Dheera Williams – Hindu, Nithyananda Temple 
  • Rev. Stephen Longfellow Fiske - Interfaith Minister and Peace activist 
  • Daniel Metcalf - Unarius 
  • Gurprasad – Sikh Dharma, L.A. 
  • Rev. Jeff Utter – United Church of Christ 
  • Oscar Leon Sr. – Catholic, Saint Elizabeth Parish 
  • Masayo Sugimoto – Shumei 
  • Maria Sarvasuthra – Astara Foundation 
  • Moosa Zuwacki – Muslim, Institute of Tolerance 
  • Ayshegul Ashki - Sufi Mystic 
  • Kaan Zuikan - Theravada Buddhist 
  • Royal Harrison – 7th Day Adventist Christian 
  • Rev. Janet McKeithen – Methodist, Church in Ocean Park 
  • Brian Ewing – Pagan
  • Rabia Khawar – Council of Muslim Women

Previous Ceremony Leaders

Location 1:


 

Sura Das
Hare Krishna Band
(Registration area reception)




Debrah Van Zyl
(Facilitator)
Southern California Committee for the Parliament of the World's Religions
 


Rev. Liesel Butcher

The Aetherius Society
www.aetherius.org



James Prendergast
Episcopalian Christian



Ma Shivamaya
Nithyananda Vedic Temple
"It was a perfect union of spiritual travelers who were able to express their gratitude to Mt. Baldy and Mother Nature, to a multicultural gathering of pure expression of love and acceptance of all faiths, creating a point of light in the cosmos that will continue to shine on the mountain, in the sky around the world. A light that will attract even more seekers as even curiosity seekers are drawn to it just by the loving energy that continues to radiate on the mountain and in our hearts."



Javier Garay
The Inner Sanctuary




Ruth Broyde-Sharon
Judaism
Southern California Committee for the Parliament of the World's Religions



Jasbir Bashine
Sikh Foundation, L.A.
www.sikhfoundation.org
"We are All Children of One God of One Universal Religion of the entire Galaxy. We are Happy and Peaceful. Let Religion and Science Technology work for Happiness and Prosperity, and let  Love and Peace prevail."
 

Masayo Sugimoto
Shumei, Pasadena
www.shumei.org


 

Keyvan Geula
Baha'i Faith
 

Sande Hart
Spiritual and Religious Alliance For Hope
sarah4hope.org
 

Chris Montgomery
Siddhanath Yoga Parampara
www.siddhanath.org


Location 2:


 

Rev. Basia Durnas
(Facilitator)
Spiritual Unity Movement
spiritualunitymovement.org
 

Dibjyot Singh
Sikh Foundation, L.A.
 

Rev. Leland Stewart
Founder - Unity and Diversity World Council
 

Andre Van Zyl
Vedanta


Rev. Frank Alton
Episcopalian Christian L.A.
 
 

Kevin Moncrief
Soka Gakkai International



 

Rakie Rahkop
Cherokee/Indigenous Shaman
"A beautiful day to implement unconditional love with one spiritual pathway to another and to aggregate the love to all children on earth, beloved Mother Earth, and Father of All That Is."
 

Dr. Simon Simonian
Religious Society of Friends
Quakers

 

Bill Downs
Christian Science / Valley Interfaith Council
"Work toward peace in the world is enormously important. And the people of different faiths working together, and praying together, is an example for the whole world to take inspiration from."


Rt. Rev. Brian Keneipp
The Aetherius Society
www.aetherius.org

 
 

Richard Hite
Gong Musician
"This is so needed today. It was inspiring!"
 




Location 3:


 

Rev. Paul Nugent
(Facilitator)
The Aetherius Society

 

SimranKaur Khalsa
Sikh Dharma
"We all come together with an open heart, ready to share the blessings of different faiths and cultures, feeling the power of the earth, wind and sun carrying our prayers out to the world. What a fantastic way to gather - One people, One breath, One heart, vibrating in unison."
 

Rev. Jeffrey Utter
Disciples of Christ
 

Dr. Shahina Larsen
Founder - Making Peace With Islam
"I laughed, I cried and enjoyed making new friends! This [World] Peace Pilgrimage gave me the opportunity to connect with myself and my knowing of Peace at the deepest level of my being!"
 

Moshe Fridman
Judaism
"The atmosphere, meeting all the wonderful people and learning about their faiths, the hike. . .very inspiring."
 

Haridass Kaur
Sikh Dharma

 

Ma Prabananda
Nithyananda Vedic Temple

 

Kim Means
The Skywheel Project
"A profound gathering honoring our connection to earth, sky, and all expressions of the divine."

 

Steve Radosevich
The Skywheel Project

 

Rev. Lesley Young
The Aetherius Society
 

Swami Sadananda
The Vedanta Society
www.vedanta.org
"I am very thankful to The Aetherius Society to come forward to bring all faiths on one platform and work for universal peace."
 

Lauri Willard
Ananda LA
www.anandala.org
"I loved being with a group of extraordinary souls, who are dedicated to bringing light to the planet, in a powerful energy center. The world, undoubtedly felt our vibration of love and peace, and is better for it."


Maya Massar
Natural and Shamanic Healing Facilitator
www.crystalzaba.com
www.freewebs.com/healinghut
"The World Peace Pilgrimage shines with hope for humanity and all who dwell on Earth. I was delighted to be a part of it and returned rejuvenated, fulfilled and excited to continue spreading the love and peace we generated on the mountain top back home in the mundane world around me. I think this is the real gift of the Pilgrimage: that we who attended returned with a sense that there are others out there doing what we are doing and that together, even in our different places on the planet, even from our different faith's perspectives, we are ONE in our intention to live in, create, activate and manifest WORLD PEACE."
 
 
Rev. Stephen Longfellow Fiske
Unity and Diversity World Council
www.udcworld.org


 

Rev. Patrick Harbula
Spiritual Unity Movement
"Fabulous coming together of the many paths that lead to the One!"