Taize is an ecumenical community in France, founded in the ruins of World War II, and dedicated to fostering peace and reconciliation throughout the whole human family. The style of worship that has grown up at Taize over the years seeks to discover a common language of prayer to unite the pilgrims that come to visit from the four corners of the earth.  This common language has been found in music and in silence. Taize worship draws on the ancient contemplative tradition that seeks to deepen our relationship with the Sacred in all things, that teaches us to celebrate the "sacrament of the present moment".