The WCRP conference included prayers and meditation rituals of different religions, both in the Vatican and at the secondary site of the Riva del Garda conference. The pope heard verses from the Koran and Jews, Shinto, Buddhist and Hindu calls for peace, said Inside the Vatican7. The WCRP newsletter of February 1995 stated that the conference`s final declaration paid tribute to the new world community, „the sanctity of the earth and our unity with it“ and affirmed that „the transmission of sacred texts, respect for other religious traditions and participation in common meditation can facilitate mutual enrichment and inspiration… It is the exact emotions of the UR that the WCRP finds. The Holy Father stressed that „we cannot really talk about sustainable development without solidarity.“ He concluded his message by thanking the participants and praying that the Lord could bless their commitment „to a fairer and more prosperous world for all.“ The summary of the conference states: „There was a very strong consensus [among participants] that religious institutions must take primary responsibility for the population explosion. We need to talk much more clearly about sexuality, contraception, abortion… Because the ecological crisis… is the demographic crisis. Reduce the population by 90%, and there are not enough people to do great ecological harm. The ceremony ended in more symbolism when each speaker handed the text of the call for peace and the branch of an olive tree to a child representing another part of the world. The children then went to the public to, hopefully, put the call in the hands of the political representatives present in the square and entrust them with their future. He warned that „by nature, a peace thus created would be transformed into a totalitarianism of the only authorized way of thinking or would be upset“ (a bloodbath). The plans for the establishment of the EC were first presented by Bishop Swing at the divine service of syncretitis on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations.
On 25 June 1995, representatives of all religions as well as political and spiritual coryphees such as Princess Margaret of Great Britain, Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in South Africa, then Polish President Lech Walesa and UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali attended the religious service.