Archive for June, 2009

Peace Pals™ International Art Exhibition Tour-Philippines

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Preview of Peace Pals™ International Art Exhibition Tour.  The Opening Ceremony took place on May 29th, 2009.  More to follow, please enjoy!   Submitted by, Mr. Baldwin Kho, School Teacher in the Philippines.

 

Peace Pole in Petaluma County, California-USA

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This is the third Peace Pole in the county that our Hiroshima Committee has dedicated to peace in our community and the world. 

Submitted by, Anne Creter WPPS, UN Alternate Peace Representative

MPPOE at UNICEF/URI at United Nations-USA

Friday, June 5th, 2009

May 28th, 2009

Naomi Tutu, daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, came to UNICEF on May 28th at the invitation of the United Religions Initiative at the UN to speak about “Reconciliation: Healing the Wounds. The meeting, held in the lovely Danny Kaye Visitors Center, opened with a warm welcome from Stephen Hanmer, Partnerships Manager for Civil Society Partnerships Outreach at UNICEF. Deborah Moldow, WPPS, UN Representative and facilitator of URI-UN, led a meditation on opening to the heart of Africa, followed by a moment of silence and a shared prayer: “May Peace Prevail in Africa. May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

Monica Willard, WPPS Peace Representative and UN Representative for the United Religions Initiative, gave a brief introduction to the mission of the URI, and also the URI-UN’s focus on the 2009 International Year of Reconciliation. She then introduced a clip from a moving video about reconciliation in Rwanda entitled, “As We Forgive,” which featured Rwandan President Kigali explaining the release of thousands of prisoners who had confessed to taking part in the 1994 genocide. For more information, please see www.asweforgivemovie.com.

Deborah closed the event by asking everyone to take one of the flags of Africa that decorated the room. There were just about the same number of people as African countries (55), and all spread out into a big circle. Focusing on sending peace to each nation, the participants announced the name of the country whose flag they were holding, one by one across the continent. Then all repeated the words of the opening prayer, “May Peace Prevail in Africa. May Peace Prevail On Earth!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace Pole Planted in Los Polvorines, Argentina

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

May 27th, 2009 

 

On May, 27th, Matilde from Los Polvorines, planted a Peace Pole at her home.  The Peace Pole Ceremony began at 4:30 pm; 17 people attended.

We each wrote peace messages on pieces of  paper that were placed in the base of the Peace Pole.

After the Peace Pole planting we performed positives affirmations, sending love and light to our mother earth and all the humankind.

     

 

 

 

Claudia, one of the women, also made her own little Peace Pole (the picture is included). She said, “with the Peace Pole planted at her home she can then send infinite light to every country in the world.”

Infinite gratitude!!

Infinite love and light!

Anything is possible.

Dai Joju!!

Andrea Jacqueline Solana 

Peace Pole in Pablo Nogues, Argentina

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

May 17th, 2009

 

María Elena Bianchi, along with family and friends performed a short Peace Pole Ceremony at her home on Sunday, May 17th, 2009. 

Size does not matter!  This unique Peace Pole was specially handcrafted to fit in a flower pot, and now it stands vigil on her patio.  It bears the message May Peace Prevail On Earth  on all four sides.