Archive for September, 2010

Peace Exchange in Uzbekistan

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

August 11th, 2010

On August 11th, 2010, on the eve of 19th Anniversary of Independence Day of Uzbekistan. Nahohisa Takayama,a member of The Goi Peace Foundation and The World Peace Prayer Society visited his long time friend Mr. Anatoli Iosonev at Samarkand State Museum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This is where Mr. Takayama present the World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremony and planted a Peace Pole with Mr. Muhamad Boboroev, Chief director of the Museum and local students.

There were a Newspaper reporter and three TV channeland covered the whole event.

The chief director, said “Peace begins within heart of each one of us. Wars of the other countries are not the matter of others, but it has deep connection to us. Not only to pray for peace of our country but also for other countries will lead our own peace in our country. Thank you for bringing the Peace Pole from Japan which is very far from Samark.”

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Naohisa Takayama

Peace Festival: Hiroshima Day in San Ginesio, ITALY

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

August 5th, 2010

The Peace Crane project was part of the preparation for Hiroshima Day in San Ginesio, Italy.

The Peace Crane Making Team worked diligently for days to make the 2500 peace cranes, working late into the night, right up to the night before the Peace Festival.

They gathering was held in the Wabi Sabi Culture Association Center. The Mayor of the City graciously accepted a peace crane from a representative of Peace Crane Making Team and he also attended the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony held in that evening.

The World Peace Flag Ceremony followed late that night around midnight.

Infinite JOY!!


Sonoko Tanaka,
WPPS, Peace Representative in Italy

Peace Pole and IDP in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, MEXICO

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

MAY, 2010

May Peace Prevail on Earth! My name is Patricia Ann Talley Tucker. My mission, as the Latin American Coordinator for the Detroit West District Peace Center in Southfield, Michigan, is to spread the word of peace and unity throughout the Hispanic world, starting with my own community of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico –the only tourist destination in Mexico with a Peace Pole Monument poclaiming this prayer. Our Peace Pole Monument, which was construted this past March, is made of special salmon-colored stone, has the Peace Prayer engraved on its four sides in Nauthal (native Indian lanuage), Spanish, French and English representing the diversity and unity of our community.

Now, we are continuing our peace-building efforts by hosting an International Community Peace Summit and United Nations International Day of Peace Celebration on September 20-23, 2010. Details about our town and the event can be found on-line on our local English-language magazine at:


World Peace Prayer Ceremony, City of Montessori School-Lucknow, INDIA

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

July 2010

City of Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow, India is the largest school in terms of pupils, which had a record enrollment of 32, 114 pupils on February 5th, 2008 for the 2007-2008 academic year.

CMS was awarded with the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education in 2002, the first school in the world to be so honored in recognition of its efforts” to promote the universal values of education for peace and tolerance at a time when these values are increasingly being challenged.

CMS conducts a World Peace Flag Ceremony every few months as part of their many ongoing programs.
May Peace Prevail In India!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Mr. Gandhi is a WPPS Peace Representative and President of the City Montessori School, Lucknow, India

Hadano Peace Messengers Walk for Peace-Hadano City, Kanagawa, JAPAN

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

August, 2010

Members of the Goi Peace Foundation in Hadano City in Kanagawa participating in annual Hadano City Peace Walk event with banners bearing messages of peace, “UN International Day of Peace, September 21″, Think about Peace” and “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” The group name was Hadano Peace Messengers and the Peace Walk was held on hot August 24, 2010. The group leader was Hideko Kurihara and Nobuko Yamaguchi. They were singing a Japanese Peace song together and called out “May Peace Prevail on Earth, May Peace be in Kanagawa, May Peace be in Hadano City” intermittenly. The Peace Walk started at Hadano City office and ended at Hadano Cultural Hall. When they reached their destination, the group handed out paper bookmark Peace Dolls inscripted w/ peace message, May Peace Prevail on Earth. Hadano city is a member of “Mayors For Peace” among 100 cities and they Celebrate the Peace Walk every year in August.

May Peace Prevail On Earth in Little Rock-Arkansas, USA

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

August 21st, 2010

I just had to share this.
I was sitting alongside the Arkansas River, which runs behind the property of the Peabody Hotel, where I was staying and to my surprise, amidst the overgrown foliage, was this Peace Pole.

Love, Jules Lamore

Peace Pole Project, International School- Mexico City, MEXICO

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

May, 2010

Dear Friends,
Escuela Lomas Altas is an International Baccalaureate primary school in Mexico City. The school curriculum is based on the Primary Years Program of the IB Program. At the end of the school year, the 6th grade students present a final exhibition of the PYP Program. The exhibition is based on a theme that the students choose regarding any subject that affects the world and humankind. They have to inquire, analyze and present it to the entire school community at the end of May. It is a big celebration.

This year’s 6th grade exhibition was based on “Humankind creates tools and strategies to make peaceful coexistence possible in a diverse society.” The 6th grade was divided in groups and the head teachers were responsible for guiding and planning the Exhibition. One of the 6th grade groups this year investigated on Organizations that Promote Peace Around the World, that had to do with the central idea. During their inquiry on this subject, the students found out about the Peace Poles Project which led them to make their own Peace Pole and present it on the day of the exhibition.

It was a great success!! All of the school community, parents, students and teachers, wrote phrases on it regarding Peace in the World.

We are sending the picture of the Escuela Lomas Altas Peace Pole.

Have a wonderful day,
Rosalinda Lopez
Special Spanish Teacher
6th. Grade Mentor for the PYP Exhibition
Escuela Lomas Altas