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Qalvy Grainzvolt Reflects on the United Nations Conference on Buddhism

New York City, February 14, 2013 Encouraged by Shinnyo-en Foundation and its membership with the United Nations DPI/NGO arm, Shinnyo-en New York, clergy member, Qalvy Grainzvolt attended a U.N....

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The United Nations’ Interfaith Harmony Week 2021: The 17th Annual Inter-Religious Prayer Service in Westchester County, New York

By Qalvy Grainzvolt This year’s observance of the U.N. Interfaith Harmony Week on February 7, 2021 was the first-time in 17 years that we, the Westchester County, NY cohort, gathered...

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The U.N. International Day of Peace 2020 – a “Zoomed-in” view of peace

By Qalvy Grainzvolt     With the backdrop of a world pandemic, the International Day of Peace and Day of Disarmament observances held at the U.N. chapel on September...

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An Ocean of Stories: Reflection on the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

Contributed by Qalvy Grainzvolt, Shinnyo-en New York Temple Attending the 2019 Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii, a special Memorial Day ceremony held in Hawaii over the last 20 years, I...

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The U.N. observances of the World Interfaith Harmony week

Contributed by Qalvy Grainzvolt For the last several years, I have had the privilege of representing Shinnyo-en at two distinct observances of the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony week,...

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