Archive for June, 2009
June 23rd, 2009
At St. Paul’s monastery there’s a new Peace Pole*, with the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in twelve languages, it bears the silent witness to the best that resides in humanity. St. Paul’s is a Benedictine institution; the Benedictines emphasize hospitality. http://www.stpaulsmonastery.org/
*For information about becoming a Peace Site visit http://www.peacesites.org
May 15-17, 2009
The World Peace Prayer Society was invited to take part in four events for peace in the Boston area by M. David Cohen, Jewish Chaplain. The project began as a commemoration of Armed Forces Day at Cushing Chapel, but the focus and venues shifted over the approximately two months of planning.
The World Peace Prayer Society donated a Peace Pole, and Chaplain Cohen purchased a number of small desktop Peace Poles to give as gifts and acknowledgements.
Chaplain Cohen says that these events were just the beginning, and he has plans for further peace events throughout the State. May Peace Prevail in Massachusetts.
The World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremonies were facilitated by Deborah Moldow, WPPS Representative at the United Nations.
June 20th, 2009
World Peace Flag Ceremony took place on Saturday, June 20th, honoring the Summer Solstice. It was held during the Global Medicine Show and Earth Concert at the historic Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock New York.
Victoria Christgau and Fre Atlast led the musical World Peace Flag Ceremony.
The energy was great and the people involved felt extremely
uplifted while chanting and singing joyfully the powerful message,
May Peace Prevail on Earth.
May 31, 2009
The Peace Pole dedication was done at the end of all three Church Services on Sunday May 31, 2009. The dedication was lead by Senior Pastor Dr. Scott Youngblood with the congregation participating. The following Saturday, June 6, 2009, after the Men’s Breakfast a group of men took the Peace Pole from the sanctuary to plant the Peace Pole outside in the Flower Garden next to the front door.
Being on the outreach council at Trinity UMC I brought up the idea of getting a Peace Pole for our Church. Our Council voted unanimously to plant a Peace Pole. After some time all approvals were obtained and we now have a Peace Pole at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas.
Submitted by Dennis C. Laughlin
June 7, 2009
I created a Peace Pole out of a redwood post for my church, the Georgia Mountain Unitarian Universalistic Church in Dahlonega, GA. We planted it on Sunday, June 7th and it was featured in the local paper, which is rather a remarkable thing as there is a military collage very near us and a feeling around us that we as Americans should be fighting.
Thank you for your wonderful informative website I was able to paint the 10 different languages on the Peace Pole. The Peace Pole bears the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” on one side with all the members signatures placed below it and on the other sides in Spanish, French, Romanian, Tagalog, Hindi, Swahili, Afghanistan Hebrew and Iranian. I also, told the press of the history of The World Peace Prayer Society and Peace Pole Project. May Peace Prevail On Earth!
We are excited to add our voice for peace. Thank you. AJ Wolff
May 2, 2009
This year the theme for the Sunday School at Wayside has been “Peace.” It began in the fall with members of the Peace Weavers leading the children in ways to connect with mother earth and its creatures. They participated in a talking stick circle sharing thoughts and feelings and respectfully listening to others. Throughout the year the classes were encouraged to think about ways they could each make a difference toward achieving peace, like coins in UNICEF banks to help others. The goal at the end of the year was to purchase a Peace Pole for our meditation garden so others would come to know the importance of its message” May Peace Prevail On Earth” displayed in four languages and Braille. The four languages were; English, Spanish, Aramaic, and Seneca. They watched worshippers’ change fill class banks and had bake sales so their idea could become a reality. On May 3rd we gathered outside, at the close of worship, around our Peace Pole to hear the history of this tradition, where other famous Peace Poles were located, and to hand out small versions of the Peace Pole, made by the students, for families to take and display in their gardens. The ceremony included a special dedication
of the Peace Pole honoring our soon to retire Pastor Dave, who has taught all of us so much about working toward world peace. We concluded with the release of seven doves with their symbolic flight carrying our wish for peace into the world.
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Peace and love,
Mary Lou Zerby
Christian Education Director
May 17, 2009
Our Peace Rep from Romania created this video.
It brings a lot of JOY and is incredibly sweet and inspirational.
“I worked some hours to create the video with the permission from The World Peace Prayer Society.
I worked on it for few days and finished it at 1:30 in morning.
I hope you will enjoy it.” Totomir Ion-Marius
MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH
AVE MARIA, GRATIA PLENA.