Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture
ARC (Alliance on Religions and Conservation) achieve the intended purpose and move to a new stage
MOA International, which has supported the activities of the ARC (Alliance on Religions and Conservation), received a letter of appreciation from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of England, and special advisor to the ARC.
At the MOA Museum of Art, on May 30, 2019, Mr. Martin Palmer, Secretary-General of ARC, handed the letter to Fujio Mori, MOA International President (at that time). The letter of appreciation was written by His Royal Highness Prince Philip himself and signed as rare for the support of MOA for the completion of ARC (Alliance on Religions and Conservation) activities. The contents are as follows:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of MOA International for their continued support since the establishment of ARC. Your support, which encouraged the world’s major religions to work on a movement to protect and perpetuate the natural environment, was irreplaceable. Thanks to this, the religious community is now able to work on the business of nature maintenance, which is a completely new social concern and challenge. In other words, you helped to encourage religions to take a role in a new movement to protect and support the natural environment.
ARC’s work contributed significantly to the conservation movement as population growth and industrial development put more and more pressure on our shrinking wildlife on Earth.
Philip with heartfelt dearness