Our History


our history


Allanton World Peace Sanctuary is the European home of the World Peace Prayer Society.

Our Founder

Masahisa Goi was born on November 22, 1916 in Tokyo, Japan. Despite his frugal upbringing in a family with nine children, he was determined to gain an education and worked his way through school. The young Mr. Goi loved the arts and was especially fond of literature and music. He dreamed one day of becoming a teacher or a writer.

After witnessing the devastation caused by World War II and the dropping of the atomc bomb on Hiroshima, Mr. Goi's life took on a new meaning and purpose. He dedcated himself in servce to humanity and the attainment of global peace and harmony. Through prayer and meditation, he gained much insight into the spiritual nature of humankind and received the message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth in a moment of great inspiration.




Mr. Goi came to understand that words, thoughts and intentions carry energy strong enough to influence the destiny of all living things. By speaking, acting and living in the spirit of the prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth. Mr. Goi believed that the energy field of love and harmony would radiate forth to all of creation having a positive and purifying effect on the consciousness of humanity.

Mr. Goi believed that the message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth, has the capacity to bring people of various cultures, faiths, and traditions together in the spirit of universal love and oneness by unify the global heart and mind.


By uniting the hearts of humanity under one common message and prayer for peace, Mr. Goi saw that a great transformation would take place in global consciousness, bringing about peace and harmony in our personal lives as well as in the world at large.

This was the beginning of the World Peace Prayer Society - a genuine peace movement to spread the message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

When Mr. Goi passed on in 1980, his adopted daughter, Masami Saionji, inherited his legacy and was appointed Chairperson of The World Peace Prayer Society. Mrs. Saionji has been instrumental in guiding the international activities of the May Peace Prevail On Earth movement to this day.

Samuel Sparrow