Archive for September, 2009
June 22nd, 2009
One person can mobilize so many others.
In the East German town of Bad Langensalza this person was Mrs. Hasskerl-Schilling
who is convinced the citizen of Bad Langensalza that a Peace Pole
is the ideal symbol to show that everybody can do something for peace.
Mrs. Hasskerl-Schilling works as a tour guide in her town and spent much of her spare time in the last 12 months on the idea “a Peace Pole for Bad Langensalza.”
She received support from many local groups, including the local high school that
disseminated the information about The Peace Pole Project through the school’s website and invited the press to inform the public.
Assistance came from the “Office for Nature & Town Development” and
other town members.
On June 22nd, 150 town inhabitants participated in a moving ceremony, during which a Peace Pole was planted in a central little park next to the Gottesacker Church. The Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony was televised and local newspaper journalist wrote about it. Guests were especially moved when senior Mr. Röhn read the words, May Peace Prevail On Earth in Hebrew. Mr. Röhn survived the concentration camp in Auschwitz.
September 18th and 19th, 2009
The Global Peace Concert and World Peace Flag Ceremony were held in Dumfries, Scotland on September 18th. It brought together musicians from Japan and Scotland to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace and to honor the Japan and United Kingdom 150th Anniversary (an acknowledgment for the opening of diplomatic relations between the people of Japan and the citizens of The United Kingdom).
Japanese musicians included Joji Hirota and Taiko drummers, Masayuki Kino (violin) a Hikaru Yoshiyama (piano) and Clare Uchima and her band.
The World Peace Prayer Society
At Allanton Sanctuary
Auldgirth, Dumfries, Scotland
September 21st, 2009
Today was International Day of Peace. Check out the pictures from our little celebration and Peace Pole Dedication on 54TH Street, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.
There is no higher pursuit nor noble a cause then to invest ourselves and our wealth in Peace. ~ May Peace Prevail On Earth ~
Renée Marie, WPPS Peace Representative
September 11th, 2009
This Peace Pole was sponsored by the Mayor of Mutlangen and planted at the Büchel Air Force Base in Germany.
The German town Mutlangen in South Germany is a synonym for the anti nuclear power movement in Germany as Pershing II rockets were stored in Mutlangen from 1982 to 1990 causing heaps of demonstration around Mutlangen back then.
So the mayor of Mutlangen wanted to express his empathy by gifting a Peace Pole to the air force base.
August 15th, 2009
This uniquely designed Peace Pole was hand-crafted by an artist from Kärnten, Austria. The occasion for the Peace Pole dedication was for the Alpine Shamans’ congress for the “Aspects of Healing.” The Peace Pole was planted on August 15th, 2009 in Austria at the entrance of the spectacular Wörschach Gorge which is visited by many tourists.
September 19th, 2009
A Call To Peace is an annual gathering held at The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of The World Peace Prayer Society and home of the Peace Pole Project and Peace Pals International.
Each year, for the past 20 years, staff at The World Peace Sanctuary invites the community to gather for A Call To Peace. This year, it was held on Saturday, September 19th in honor of the International Day of Peace.
September 21st marks the Unitized Nations’ International Day of Peace, designated by resolution in 1982 for the purpose of highlighting efforts to end conflict, cease fire- and promote peace.
The annual event attracts people from all over the country a well as citizens from other countries to evoke the positive and to focus intentions on the message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth.
The sound of bells (rung by Doug and Martha Martin of the Martin Peace Bell Foundation) echoed throughout the Sacred Grove as people were arriving.
A Call To Peace was held under the canopy of a century-old Walnut Grove, where people joined in ceremonial prayer for peace to prevail for the indigenous peoples of The United States of America. More than 200 Native American Nations were honored as each tribal name was announced and blessed by the attendees, praying May Peace Prevail On Earth for the ancestors of USA.
Following, were prayers for the 50 states and territories of The United States of America.
The Program ended with the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony. Flag bearers carried a national flag representing each of the 195 countries throughout the world as everyone announced the prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth for the people and land in every country to include all the other regions in the WORLD!
The day was filled with an eclectic style of music and performances: the Byakko Choir from Japan, Peace is Possible Chorus from Connecticut, Japanese dancers from NYC, Flute player and Native American and Japanese drumming.
This year marks the 12 Annual Peace Pals International Art and Award Ceremony. Names of the winners in each of the 4 categories were announced. All artwork submissions were beautifully displayed on panels for all to enjoy. To view the winning entries, please visit: www.wppspeacepals.org
The activities for Children and Adults, included:
Japanese Calligraphy and Tea Ceremony, Crafts: Beading, Piece by Peace, Origami Peace Cranes, Chess for Peace, Petty Zoo and a Native American culture area with tee-pee, storytelling and drum ritual.
The grove area was sprinkled with a variety of non-profit organizations and its members who came to share their work and contribution toward Peace and Harmony for All Life on Earth.
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2009
Today marks the eighth anniversary of the 9/11, but it’s also the first National Day of Service and Remembrance, as Americans move to turn the day’s focus from mourning to community service.
Supporters are asking that this day be spent volunteering in a community event to honor those that lost their lives during the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center, and in a field in Pennsylvania.
Local events mark 9/11
The Mass will be followed by a prayer service at the Peace Pole in front of Insalaco Hall. Luzerne County Community College’s Security Department in PA.
9/11 MEMORIAL SERVICES
City of Newburgh — Mount Saint Mary College, at the Peace Pole, near the classroom annex of Kaplan Recreation Center, Newburgh, 7:30 pm.