Archive for October, 2009

Peace Pole in Holyoke, Massachusetts-USA

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

July 22nd, 2009

Good afternoon, Ann Marie.
Let me begin by thanking you for all that you did to help with our Peace
Garden.  The Peace Pole arrived in plenty of time, of course, and now
stands elegantly in our Peace Garden – a lovely reminder to pray for
peace and, most importantly, to BE PEACE.
The dedication took place during Heritage Week. 

The Peace Pole planting and dedication took place in the Peace Garden at Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts. 

The 8 foot Peace Pole bear the message in the following languages:

English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Braille

Special blessings,
Therese J. Dube, SASV

 

 

 

 

Peace Pole in Florence Massachusetts-USA

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

June 21st, 2009

 We planted our Peace Pole in our front garden on June 21 (Solstice) 2009.
 We bought the language plates: English, Danish, Hebrew and Chinese and constructed the Peace Pole ourselves.

We invited our friends for a Solstice Celebration and Peace Pole
 planting. Most of them had never seen a peace Pole.
Each person was encouraged to write a prayer, a
 word or an inspiration on a small rock. We then took turns planting
 the rocks around the Peace Pole.  Then we concluded with a poem and a dance encircling    the Peace Pole.

I first saw a Peace Pole when I moved to Heathcote Community in
 Freeland Maryland 10 years ago. It had been there since the 70’s.
 After I moved to Massachusetts and I longed to be greeted by the
 Peace Pole message again.
  My hope is that the Peace Pole will elicit smiles and touch hearts and
 that it will help to spread peace, smile by smile….heart by heart.
 Thank you for the inspiration you provide.
 MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!

Jette, Michael, Benjamin and Jonathan Goldman

 

 



Peace Pole planted on the International Day of Peace in Belgium

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

September 21st, 2009

To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the Quaker Council for European Affairs planted a Peace Pole on September 21st, 2009 outside their office in the Quaker House Brussels.

 

Peace Pole unites Switzerland, Germany and Austria

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

October 3rd, 2009

On October 3rd, 2009, another Peace Pole was planted within the circle of my “Energy for Peace” friends in Austria.

The Peace Pole was planted in a little town named Wolfurt in the vicinity of Lake Bodensee which is an area that unites Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

The Peace Pole was crafted by a local Austrian artist.  To honor the diversity within our world, the Peace Pole was crafted by using 4 different types of wood, which is clearly visible when one views each of the four sides.

The Peace Pole was dedicated to Soma from Sierra Leone, who was working in Wolfurt for over 3 months in the local “One World Shop” (on the occasion of a “North-South-Study-Partnership Programme). 

 

 

The languages placed on the Peace Pole include:  English for the Soma people and Turkish and Serbo-Croatian, where many of the Immigrants in Germany and Austria come from.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Dagmar Berkenberg,

The World Peace Prayer Society

office in Munich, Germany

 

 

2008 Peace Pals™ International Art Exhibition 2nd & 3rd Prize Winners-Manila, Philippines

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

September-2008

Jeremy Ace Feliciano Ng won 2nd Place and Patricia Ann Feliciano Ng won 3rd Place in the 11th Annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition (Ages 5-8 category). Attached is a photograph of the winners with thier drawings, certificates and the pencil sets.
Sponsors for Peace Pals™ International Art Exhibition:

Rotary District 7210 – Region 2 – New York USA.: www.rotary.org
Catskill Art Supply – www.catskillart.com
United Nations Cyberschoolbus – The United Nations Global Teaching &
Learning Project – 
www.cyberschoolbus.un.org
To learn more about Peace Pals™ please visit:

http://www.wppspeacepals.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May Peace Prevail On Earth in Turkey

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

June 21st, 2009

This summer I took a trip with my family to study the ancient Greek ruins in Greece and Turkey.  On my way to the site of Ephesus we stayed in Selcuk, Turkey. When I walked through a rose garden approaching the entrance to Kalihan, the hotel we were staying, I saw “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in multiple languages, posted all over the front entrance window,    just like the ones I’ve grown up seeing all around my home town. I just had to take a photograph and share it with all of you.  I have lived in Millerton New York my entire life and have attended many Festivals and gatherings at The World Peace Sanctuary.   I just love the MESSAGE!   May Peace Prevail On Earth!  Katherine Afzal

 

World Peace Prayer Ceremony and Peace Pole in Salzburgh, Germany

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

September 21st, 2009

The World Peace Flag Ceremony was presented at the Salzburgh Waldolf School in Salzburgh Germany.  This year marks the 5th IDP ceremony at the Salzburgh Waldorf School.