Messages for Ukraine

Messages for Ukraine

In response to the hostilities of the ongoing war, Rissho Kosei-kai European Sangha collects and shares people’s reflections on peace in prayer for those in suffering as well as all victims of the war on the occasion of our Youth Day 2022.

Youth Day is a worldwide annual event with a history of over 50 years for Rissho Kosei-kai’s youth to take action in prayer for peace.

We respectfully vow to make progress toward peace together with the people of Ukraine, Russia and every country in the spirit of revering buddha nature of all living beings. We also pray for an immediate end to the hostilities and a restoration of peace in Ukraine, offering memorial service for war victims from the heart.

Shall we join this movement together?


Youth Day 2022 Event

Date and time: Sunday, 15 May 2022 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Place: Hybrid (RKUK London Buddhist Centre and Zoom)

  • Prayer
  • Sharing
  • Activity report from a neighbouring country of Ukraine

Please feel free to contact us to get involved.

Send your message

Submit your message for Ukraine from the message form below.


Emergency Fund for Ukraine

Please donate to our Emergency Fund for Ukraine through the donation link below.


Activity Report

Activity report about the Ukrainian war
  • 3 March

    Emergency aid for displaced people in Ukraine contributing £135,000 in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (UN WFP)

  • 12 March

    Issued our statement “A message regarding the situation in Ukraine”
    Read PDF

  • 13 March

    World Sangha prayer of peace by reciting the Threefold Lotus Sutra in a single day

  • 31 March

    Launched the Emergency Fund for Ukraine to help interfaith entities, UN agencies and civil society groups help the people in and fled from Ukraine

  • 4 May

    Dispatched staff members to the neighbouring countries of Ukraine

  • 8 May

    Memorial service on the Ukrainian border for all victims of the war


Messages for Peace

We will introduce the messages from people all around the world.


I wish everyone in the world a safe and happy life. (France)

Amore e pace per Ukraina.
Love and peace to Ukraine. (Italy)

Tända ett ljus för feed.
Pray for peace. (Sweden)

Hoppas att kriget slutar snart.
Hoping the war is ending soon. (Sweden)

Pray for peace. (Sweden)

I sincerely hope that the war between Ukraine and Russia will end as soon as possible and that a peaceful solution will be reached. (Italy)

Let’s Stop the War right now! (United Kingdom)

Prayer for world peace. (Japan)

Prayer for an end of the war. Our hearts are with you. (Japan)