Archive for June, 2010


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010


World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony in Rome, ITALY

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

May 13th, 2010

The traveling Peace Pole crafted in Japan was displayed on stage as members of The World Peace Prayer Society presented the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony in collaboration with the local interfaith groups in Rome, Italy.

Peace Pole and Peace Pals Art exhibited in Millerton, New York, USA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

May 1st and 2nd, 2010

The World Peace Prayer Society’s (WPPS) Peace Pole and Peace Pals Art Exhibition joined over 100 artists at the Spring for Art Show weekend in Millerton, New York.

Ann Marie Robustelli of The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of WPPS joined the many artists from the tri-state area to proudly display The Peace Pole, handcrafted at The World Peace Sanctuary and Peace Pals International children’s Artwork, submitted by youth from around the world.

Ann Marie explained the importance of self expression by utilizing the arts and creativity to build community and foster greater human understanding and world peace. She said, “The true meaning of community is where individuals and groups are collectively involved in the creative process to nurture self-worth, strengthen relationships and celebrate the diversity of life and that is the essences of our work at The World Peace Prayer Society, through The Peace Pole Project and Peace Pals International. May Peace Prevail On Earth!”

Artist participation doubled to 100! Eclectic, eccentric and electric are all adjectives one could use to describe Millerton’s Spring for Art evening on May 1, when nearly every business in town—from Elyse Harney Real Estate and Gilmor Glass to Little Gates & Company and the Motorworks—exhibited work by local artists, and served wine and cheese. The warm weather contributed to the street-party atmosphere as giddy merchants anticipated a busy summer season now that Millerton has evolved—to the shock and delight of many who’ve been around town for more than a decade—into a day-trip destination.

Ann Marie Robustelli
Executive Assistant & Community Relations
At The World Peace Sanctuary

Peace Pole’s 10 year Anniversary at Olmsted Camp, Sardinia, NY, USA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010


Attached is a photograph of my Peace Pole at Olmsted Camp (a private summer home for Oldmsted family), gifted to me in 2000.
The languages bearing the universal peace message are as follows: English, Hebrew, Russian & Chinese

Emily R. Oprea

Peace Pole at PWL, Long Island, NY-USA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Great picture of a Peace Pole at Port Washington Library garden on Long Island in New York State!

May Peace Prevail on Earth! Nicole, Dan and Charlie

Wilfried Brandi’s Traveling Peace Pole, Salzburg, Austria

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010


Wilfried Brandi, who initiated the celebration of the International Day of Peace (IDP) in Salzburg Austria years ago, decided it was time to “take the message on road” to IDP and other peace events. Check out this beautifully crafted Peace Pole.

Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship dedicate their Peace Pole, Boise, Idaho, USA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

March 27th, 2010

The handcrafted Peace Pole and surrounding zen garden were designed and constructed by members of the Boise Unitarian Universalist fellowship. The message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, were chose in the following languages: English, Spanish, Basque, Shoshone, Hungarian, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit.

“In keeping with the principles and purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association, especially our sixth principle, The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, the idea to erect a Peace Pole at BUUF was put forth by several members in early 2009. The idea became a project of the Thursday Chalice Circle and the Everyday Spirituality and Meaningful Ritual Chalice Circle. After much planning and hard work, the Peace Pole was erected in early 2010.” Jay Wechselberger, Membership Co-chair, Boise Unitarian Universalist Association

Heart of the Hudson Girl Scout WPFC, Lagrangeville, NY, USA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

April 29th, 2010

Since 1926 the Girl Scouts have celebrated “World Thinking Day.” Each year the Scouts take part in activities with international themes to honor all the other Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in the nearly 150 countries where the program exists. This year the Heart Of The Hudson Girl Scout Council, serving seven counties in New York State, USA and more than 34,000 members, held their event at Unionvale Middle School in Lagrangeville, NY. The World Peace Prayer Society presented a World Peace Flag Ceremony with all the girls in attendance participating as flag bearers. Girl Scout Leader, Amelia Roger, the coordinator of the evening’s event said, “The Ceremony was definitely the highlight and will be remembered by all for years to come.”

The girls getting ready to start the World Peace Flag Ceremony.

Melissa with Jim Dugan who got all the flags ready for the Ceremony.

Faces of Peace – Imrana Alhaji Buba, NIGERIA

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

I have written the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth in “Hausa” language which is the most popular language in NIGERIA.

yours faithfully,

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!

Send your Faces of Peace photos to

Call for Disarmament in NYC, USA

Monday, June 7th, 2010

May 2nd, 2010

Interfaith Prayers with Peace Pole

Sunday, May 2nd was a day to call for disarmament in New York City, while world leaders gathered at the United Nations for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. Events began at 12 noon with AN INTERFAITH CONVOCATION for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons at the chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations. Dignitaries representing many faith traditions included the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schiori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. WPPS UN Representative Deborah Moldow was invited to lead both a hymn and a finale of “Let There Be Peace on Earth and Let It Begin With Me.” A Peace Pole was prominently placed at the altar by organizer Mark Johnson of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Deborah was later seen leading the congregation in saying “May Peace Prevail on Earth” on PBS television’s “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.”

Afternoon events featured a rally for disarmament that began at Times Square, with thousands of people from around the world, including 100 survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Participants marched for peace to the International Peace & Music Festival at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza that welcomed them with music, the tables of many peace organizations, a tent for the Hibakusha and an area of exhibits.

Deboarh Moldow

The World Peace Prayer Society had a very successful table, offering peace gifts and information about WPPS’s mission and the International Day of Peace. Many visitors were aware of The Peace Pole Project and provided information about their own Peace Poles in other states and overseas. Everyone who gathered to call for disarmament welcomed the prayer: “May Peace Prevail on Earth!”