2017 Participation Information, More Coming Soon!

Silent Auction

Please consider a donation of in-kind services or items to the Silent Auction to be held at the 10th Annual Parade and Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace, Saturday, September 24, Honokaa, Hawai'i. Attended by thousands, the events constitute the most elaborate and varied series of events throughout the world, marking the United Nations International Day of Peace, bringing together the entire community, promoting the values of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.

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  • Silent Auction Solicitation Letter: PDF
  • Silent Auction Response Letter: PDF, DOC

Peace Poster Contest

Peace Poster Contest - Photo by Sarah Anderson

Students and teachers from around the globe are encouraged to express their own interpretation of this year’s peace theme, “The Golden Chain of Love.”  Cash and other prizes will be awarded for various age divisions, plus “Best of Show.” Please see entry forms and instructions for details.




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“The Golden Chain of Love”

(Dorothy Hunt)

I am a link in the Golden Chain of Love that stretches around the world.

I must keep my link bright and strong.

I will try to be kind and gentle to every living thing

and protect all who are weaker than myself.

I will try to think pure and beautiful thoughts,

to say pure and beautiful words,

and to do pure and beautiful deeds,

knowing that on what I do now depends not only my

happiness or unhappiness

but also that of others.

May every link in the Golden Chain of Love become

bright and strong

and may we all attain Perfect Peace.

The original Golden Chain was written in the 1930's by a woman in Hawaii, Dorothy Hunt. She immigrated from England to work on a sugar cane plantation, and likely learned about Buddhism from the Japanese population. Her husband, Earnest Hunt was a sailor who encountered Buddhism in India. Upon his return to England he studied to be an Anglican priest, but on the eve of his ordination converted to Buddhism.

The Golden Chain is intended to teach children, though it has a deeper message for people of all ages: a reminder that we do not live alone, and our lives are sustained through the give and take we have with the world around us.

Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, PO Box 1667,  Honoka`a HI 96727  808 775-7232
The Committee is an affiliate of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii,
a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Artwork and the words “United Nations” are used with permission.