Source: World Sikh Council
On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth Assembly, August 21-25 in Hiroshima, and the World Women Assembly, August 24-25 in Kyoto. Over 800 religious representatives of all major world religions from over 100 countries across the world participated in this gathering held every 5 to 7 years by the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP). The WCRP is the world's largest coalition of religious representatives and their communities working together for peace."