Archive for February, 2010

Peace Pole at La Salle College, Lipa City, Philippines

Friday, February 26th, 2010


Dear Peace Friends,
Another Peace Pole was planted in Batangas, in Lipa City. At first the Peace Pole was unveiled at the school’s auditorium as part of the launching of the Peace Education Center in Southern Tagalog region-ALABARZON area, which is being hosted by La Salle School ,in Lipa City. Later in the afternoon it was initially installed at the entrance garden of the school, near the statue of St. John.  A short World Peace Prayer Ceremony with the UN flags was conducted.

The Peace Pole presentation was made possible through the efforts of Chito Generoso, of the ICCN and Alice Abotardo, of  La Salle College.

Peace Representative of The World Peace Prayer Society in the Philippines


Rotary Club designates two Peace Schools, Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

February 23rd, 2010

Two Catholic elementary schools have been designated Peace Schools by the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland for 2010. St. Jules and St. Pius X won the honour Monday for fostering an educational environment that is “safe, caring and welcoming” and demonstrating a commitment to the process of peace, said Jill Braido, communications director for the Catholic school board. Each school will receive a Peace Pole from the Rotary Club with the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Students at the schools will receive bracelets with the same inscription.

Co-Chair Anna Jurak is the facilitator of the Rotary Peace Schools project within her community.

 Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada-established as a Rotary Peace City since 2001. The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland has hosted a “Peace School” designation program in partnership with local school boards in their county.

The Program is designed to designate schools annually as Peace Schools.  Schools that achieve an 80% designation on the self-assessment questionnaire are designated as Peace Schools.  The questionnaire was developed in consultation with the local school boards and has 6 main reasons of assessment: Communication, Extra Curricular Activities, School Culture, School Programs, School Pride and Rotary Principles. 

The top 4 schools in the area receive a “Peace Pole” to erect in their school yard at a ceremony to celebrate their achievement.






Faces of Peace-Angelo Macchia- USA

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Calling out to Youth around the globe.

Join us in our 2010 Youth Campaign to spread universal Peace Message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

Please send us a photograph of yourself, holding up your personal “May Peace Prevail On Earth,” message in your language.

We will be compiling the images and creating a short music video of the many Faces of Peace.  We will also be using your images on our News Blog.

Be sure to pass this along to your friends!

Email photos to:







2009 Peace Pals Art Exhibition Tour at Warm Hearts Art Show, Wingdale, NY, USA

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Feb 12th-15th, 2010

Four day local Artist Show opened on Friday evening at the South Dover United Methodist Church in Wingdale, New York.

The show highlighted local artists work, student photography, mixed media, and artisan jewelry. Kids Art Craft Table was available for children under 6.

Ann Marie Williams, of The World Peace Prayer Society, met the artists and listened to their heartwarming stories about how they created their art!

Artists included: Cindy Snow, Adam Riffenburg, Maria Polhemus, and Nan Hasting’s

Sue Hennely, Eileen Gunning, Kathy Sullivan, Joanne Yager (our host)

Submissions from Peace Pals International Art Exhibition.




Northstar Montessori School East Peace Pole – Saline, Michigan, USA

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

2010 International Essay Contest for Young People around the World, Japan

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Dear Friends of Peace,

Young people from around the world are again invited this year to enter the 2010 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO.

The theme of the 2010 International Essay Contest for Young People is: 

“MY ROLE IN CREATING A PEACEFUL WORLD.” What is your vision of a peaceful and harmonious world? What can you and the young people of the world do to realize that vision?

The deadline for entry is June 30, 2010.

First prize winners will receive a cash award and a trip to Japan. Please see the complete guidelines on

The 2010 International Essay Contest announcement is also prominently highlighted on UNESCO website at

You can also find the official 2010 Essay Contest flyer on the link below:

To read winning essays from last year’s contest, please kindly visit the websites at and

We request you to kindly disseminate the 2010 International Essay Contest to youth organizations and associations within your network and display it on your website(s) and publish it in your information materials.

Thank you so much for your kind cooperation and generous support!

Good luck to all youth leaders around the world!

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

The Goi Peace Foundation

Delta College, USA-Peace Poles-gifted to schools in Kenya, Japan and China

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

March 27th, 2009

This Peace Pole was created by Delta College students, faculty and staff. It was dedicated on the 27th of March 2009, and stands as a visible symbol of Delta’s commitment to creating peace and understanding throughout our world. Other Peace Poles were also created at Delta. Two of these were sent to our sister institutes–the Rift Valley Institute and Tracom College in Kenya— given as tokens of friendship, and symbols of that, through shared vision and work, the potential for global understanding and peace knows no boundaries. One will be sent to Japan and another to China. Another will go to the Zilwaukee International School in Saginaw County, and one will go to Christa McAuliffe Mi.

Peace Pole at the Aikido of Hilo Dojo, Hawaii, USA

Friday, February 19th, 2010

February 13, 2010

The 4-sided Peace Pole bears the Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth in Japanese, English, Spanish, and Hawaiian.

Mitsuteru Ueshiba, great-grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido, is a life long member of The World Peace Prayer Society.  He recently visited the Aikido of Hilo Dojo and took part in the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony. He read aloud the Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, in Japanese for all of us.

Masahisa Goi Author of the Universal Peace Message and Prayer, May Peace Prevail on Earth, and Founder of the World Peace Prayer Society was a close acquaintance of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido.  Here they are together enjoying an afternoon in Mr. Goi’s home in Ichikawa, Japan.

Deer bring peace and harmony at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY, USA

Monday, February 15th, 2010


The wildlife are blessed and protected at The World Peace Sanctuary. Here is one species that visits daily!  DEER!!  

  Infinite Gratitude to the Animal Kingdom!  May Peace Prevail On Earth!




World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony at Presbyterian Church, Amenia, NY

Monday, February 15th, 2010

February 7th, 2009

A few months later on February 7th, Reverend Epperson invited Fumi to speak at a Sunday Service at the Presbyterian Church in Amenia.  The service started with a Worship Thought quote read by the Reverend:

When we see everyone is a part of us, any criticism we make is self-criticism, we will extend to ourselves an unconditional love that will light the world.” (Harry Palmer)

The quote set the tone for the service which was focused on the theme of PEACE.  

After introductions by Reverend Epperson, Fumi spoke briefly about the history of WPPS and lead everyone in The World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony.  Prayers for peace to prevail were sent to each country and region on Earth.  The congregation opened their hearts and focused their prayers with grace and reverence.  

A sense of peace and calm pervaded the hall of worship when the service closed with the song, Let There Be Peace On Earth.