Archive for March, 2010

2009 Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards 1st Place Winner, THAILAND

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

2009

Jatiya Thongmee,THAILAND, Age 7,  Peace Pals Arts Awards, 1st Place Winner
Jatiya Thongmee,THAILAND, Age 7, Peace Pals Arts Awards, 1st Place Winner

Smile for Peace-members of The World Peace Prayer Society-JAPAN

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

March 2010

Smile for Peace and say, “May Peace Prevail On Earth!”

Smile for Peace is an initiative of the members of The World Peace Prayer Society in Japan. It is an adaptation of Faces of Peace, the International Youth project of The World Peace Prayer Society.

Yoshie Hagiwara, Saitama, Japan

Yoshie Hagiwara, Saitama, Japan

Yashio Mochizuki, Yokohama, Japan

Yashio Mochizuki, Yokohama, Japan

Maria Hachiya, Kanagawa & Shisuko Oda, Shizuoka, Japan

Maria Hachiya, Kanagawa & Shisuko Oda, Shizuoka, Japan

Junko Takagi, Tokyo, Japan

Junko Takagi, Tokyo, Japan

Hiromi Ito, Japan

Hiromi Ito, Japan

Hiroko Nakajima, Tokyo, Mina Nemoto, Chiba Ayako, Hosono, Tokyo, Noriko, Fuji, Mie

Hiroko Nakajima, Tokyo, Mina Nemoto, Chiba Ayako, Hosono, Tokyo, Noriko, Fuji, Mie

Rick Lukens, Architects of a New Dawn receives Culture of Peace Award, California-USA

Friday, March 19th, 2010

March 11th, 2010

An open house event was hosted by Rick Lukens, Architects of a New Dawn at the Craneway Pavilion on March 11th to introduce this state of the art venue.  A Peace Pole was displayed at the entrance way to the event surrounded by 192 Nation Flags.  Guests gravitated around the Peace Pole and resonated with the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, which became a focal point of the evening’s event.

Rick Lukens is a global citizen who is passionate about effecting positive change in the world by enhancing human relations, cultural understanding, social and environmental justice.  He was the International Director for the Live Aid concerts, the Hunger Project’s 10th Anniversary and producer of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Now, in addition to various other global events. 

As recipient of the A Culture of Peace Award and Friends of The Peace Pole Project, Rick Lukens was presented with a desktop Peace Pole by Fumi Johns-Stewart, Executive Director of The World Peace Prayer Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faces of Peace – Junko Mochizuki, Yokohama, JAPAN

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

March 5th, 2010

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:  annmarie@worldpeace.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace Pole at Aikido in Fredericksburg Virginia, USA

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

March 27th, 2010

Region: Northern Virginia
Locality: Spotsylvania County
Aikido in Fredericksburg
6155 Hickory Ridge Road
Spotsylvania, VA 225
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On Saturday, March 27, at noon Aikido in Fredericksburg will plant a Peace Pole and conduct a World Peace Flag Ceremony at their new facility near Massaponax in Spotsylvania at 6155 Hickory Ridge Road.
The Peace Pole Project was started in Japan in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, who decided to dedicate his life to spreading the message, May Peace Prevail on Earth, in response to the atomic bombings on Hiroshima. Peace Poles are handcrafted monuments erected the world over as international symbols of Peace. Their purpose is to spread the message May Peace Prevail on Earth in a different language, one on each side.
The program will include the planting of a Peace Pole next to the Aikido in Fredericksburg dojo and the carrying of the flags representing all the countries in the United Nations while saying May Peace Prevail on Earth.