Žilina July 2 / Tokyo June 22, 2021. Based on similar peace goals leading to a deepening of mutual understanding and friendship between countries around the world, Servare et Manere and the international World Peace Bell Association (ワールドピースベル協会) based in Tokyo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (English and Japanese version).
The World Peace Bell Association is a Japanese organization that seeks to raise awareness of the world peace movement by casting and installing Japanese temple bells in locations around the world. The main goal of the association is to abolish the war, which is the greatest misfortune and guilt of humanity in the world, beyond politics, religion, thought, philosophy and racial issues with an appeal to the abolition of nuclear weapons. The association was founded with the aim of carrying out international exchanges, deepening mutual understanding with other countries of the world, expanding knowledge and culture, and widening the circle of world peace by kindness.
The bells are made using melted-down coinage donated from countries around the world. The very first Peace Bell donated by the World Peace Bell Association is located at the United Nations headquarters in New York.