Archive for September, 2008

City of Montessori School on Teacher’s Day September 05, 2008

Friday, September 26th, 2008
We organized two spectacular World Peace Prayer Ceremonies on the occasion of “Teacher’s Day” at City of Montessori School (CMS) during Global TIE (Trends in Education) which was organized from September 7 to September 10, 2008.
Teacher’s Day Function: Nearly 3000 principals, teachers and staff members assembled outside the City of Montessori School on the morning of September 5th, where principals and teachers took part in a peace march.
World Peace Prayer Ceremony: Approximately 200 teachers representing the United Nation member nations took part in the World Peace Prayer Ceremony. Participants in colourful national costumes holding the national flags put up a spectacular World Peace Prayer Ceremony.
Thereafter, all the continental groups proceeded forward on the stage and formed a circle and they began singing the peace song, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”
World Peace Prayer Ceremony: Approximately 200 children of junior sections presenting the United Nation member nations, a World Citizen and a United Nations Representative wearing colourful costumes, holding nation flags assembled on the stage in a semicircular fashion in groups, representing people from different regions around the world – Oceania, Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, North America and Asia. They prayed for the happiness and peace of the people in their region and prayed for peace on earth by saying “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” It was an impressive World Peace Prayer Ceremony, ideally conceived and conducted to demonstrate the inescapable option of the world for “total unity sans boundary” in front of principals and educators from all over the world. The World Peace Prayer Ceremony very strongly conveyed a message for a peaceful world free of all conflicts and disputes. It concluded with the Peace Song, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Regards, Jagdish Gandhi, Peace Representative of The World Peace Prayer Society in Lucknow, India

Man Completes 25,000 Miles for Children- October 17-25, 2008

Friday, September 26th, 2008

{Leesburg, VA} – When Danny Garcia took his first steps in 1996 toward a personal commitment to peace, he could scarcely fathom that he would continue walking globally nearly 25,000 miles, more than the circumference of the earth. From October 17-25, 2008, Danny will commence the final leg of his journey from Washington, DC, to New York City, walking for children and world peace and making his mark on walking history.


On Monday, October 20th, Danny will embark on foot from Washington DC and travel through Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton, Newark and other towns, ending his walk in New York City, while carrying a Peace Pole inscribed with the prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”

Holland Patent, NY Peace Pole-September 24, 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Plans had been underway a year ago, to have a Peace Pole planted in our village park. Last night a troop of 20 Boy Scouts dug a four foot hole to accommodate the Peace Pole.
The pole is crafted from locally grown larch, and has 8 sides. We have 8 plates already, and will be adding more over the years. The plates will be installed before winter, and a big dedication will be planned for spring.
This process is ongoing. It has opened the eyes of a very Republican, traditional community to the mission of The World Peace Prayer Society, and its message May Peace Prevail On Earth. Our ecumenical, community group will keep you informed.
In peace,
Gabrielle McGhee

Peace Pole Planting planting in Hamburg 26th August- 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
On August 26th another Peace Pole Dedication was held in Hamburg, Germany on a green spot of the senior home “New Living Home.”
The message May Peace Prevail On Earth is inscribed in: German, English, Japanese and Thai.
Organizer, Mr. Majcharek led a meditation with the elderly people after the Peace Pole Dedication. Mr. Majcharek learned about Peace Poles by attending a Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony many years ago and by attending a conference, in Hamburg, where a representative of The World Peace Prayer Society presented The Peace Pole Project. Mr. Majcharek was so moved by the words, May Peace Prevail On Earth, that it inspired him to handcraft this Peace Pole. As Gardening Engineer for the town of Hamburg, he wanted a Peace Pole on the green!
Mr. Pletka, Director of “New Living Home” with Mr. Majcharek on left.

Unveiling of the Peace Pole.

Peace Pole Dedication in Morazzone, Italy-September-2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
This lovely Peace Pole was planted at a local school.
The Peace pole is made from cherry tree wood. The message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, is etched in Arabic, Hebrew, Tibetan and Sanskrit.


Thursday, September 25th, 2008
Dear Friends,


On Sunday, August 24th, a new Peace Pole was erected in Germany, on mountain “Borberg” close to the city of Brilon.
It carries the peace message May Peace Prevail On Earth in German, French, Polish and English.
Members of the German section of the Catholic peace movement PAX CHRISTI took part in the ceremony.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!


Veronika Huening

Wellington Rotary Peace Park-September 21, 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008


Submitted by Dr. Wesley Boughner, Chairperson

Wellington Rotary Peace Par-Celebration International Day of Peace

This year we have dedicated our Wellington (Florida) Rotary Peace Park on Sunday, September 21st. Ceremonies and some of the community awareness projects starts in March, culminating on Sept. 21 of each year.

German Savings Bank Peace Pole Dedication-August-2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
According to the Director, the reason for planting a Peace Pole was to set a sign against one of the major problems in former East Germany: Neo Nacism and Right Wing Extremism. Due to high unemployment rate in East Germany, youth often join Neo Nacism Movements.
Theater group “Colourful is Power” youth from Poland, France and Romania attended to demonstrate their performance.

The CEO of the Kreissparkasse Saale-Orla, Director Helmut Schmidt in front of the Peace Pole.


Thursday, September 25th, 2008

International Day of Peace/Vernal Equinox

Submitted by Tom Kay.

On Sunday Sept. 21, at noon on the Village Green of Woodstock, NY, one of the country’s oldest artist’s communities dedicated one of the world’s most beautiful handcrafted Peace Poles.

Standing ten feet tall, made of red cedar wood, the Peace Pole monument is laser etched in stainless steel with the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in 100 languages. The dedication was attended by Woodstock’s Town Supervisor, local religious organizations and featured music by local superstar talent.

According to Tom Kay, of the Peace Pole committee, “In a world without art there can be no peace.” The Woodstock Peace Pole embodies the spirit of art that Woodstock represents to the world and shows our community’s commitment to peace through this artistic statement. People have called it the world’s most beautiful Peace Pole.

It was designed by master local craftsman/sculptor Jesse Reimer and built by many talented craftspeople in the community. The Peace Pole has become an instant tourist attraction. Many foreign tourists go over to the pole and find “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in their native language and touch the engraving and take a photograph. It was installed on the last new moon, and is oriented north/south/east and west.

Jules Lamore, WPPS Web Mistress and Fumi Johns Stewart, WPPS Executive Director.

Peace Pole Dedication at Rigi-Klösterli-Switzerland on August 8, 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008
30 participants at Mount Rigi in Switzerland attended a one week seminar in the Rigi-Klösterli Hotel. At the end of their seminar, on August 8th 2008, they all celebrated that special day with a summer festival and planted a Peace Pole to remind them about peace and understanding on this planet. As it was during the season of Olympic Games in Beijing,
the Swiss participants found a Peace Pole to be a great visual symbol for the communication between countries and peace.
The message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, placed on 4 sides in English,German, Italian and French for their Peace Pole, these are the languages spoken in Switzerland. The white Swiss Peace Poles are carpentered in a Swiss Home for handicapped people.
Submitted by Dagmar Berkenberg WPPS Munich