Archive for January, 2011

Mr. Hiroo Saionji was Awarded by the Ministry of Education Sports Science and Technology

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

December 14th, 2010

Mr. Hiroo Saionji, President of The World Peace Prayer Society was awarded “Social Education Distinguished Service Award” from the Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and Technology as Representive the Goi Peace Foundation.

Mr. Saionji was given the award for outstanding services and distinguished activities of past 10 years at the Goi Peace Foundation, with special recognition for the services on Youth and Children Education in the social area.

The Goi Peace Foundation and Mr. Saionji services were highly counted by the ministry.

He was chosen from the top of 117 awardees, and was appointed to receive the medal and certificate representing the 117 awardees.

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Faces of Peace ~ Chili

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Faces of Peace-Children from CHILE

January 5th, 2011

Join us in our 2010/2011 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

Peace Pole in Mravalle, CHILE

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Peace Pole in Mravalle, CHILE


Elena Becu
Paz Activa (Peace Activist)
WPPS, Peace Representative

Rock Creek Elementary Peace Pole Dedication-Rocklin, CA-USA

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

December 13th, 2010

Our Peace Pole dedication took place on December 13th, 2010. We had an all school assembly where students sang, read poetry and represented the 20 different languages we have at our school with the mantra of “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” We chose 8 different languages to be placed on our Peace Ppole which are: English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Our Peace Pole stands in the center of our outdoor school area as a reminder that we need to work for Peace on Earth together.

Dorothy Sutter
Rock Creek Elementary School
Collet Quary, Roklin, California

Kaleidoscope at Vassar College-Poughkeepsie, NY-USA

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

November 17th, 2010

Kaleidoscope at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York is the international food festival of the year and the biggest annual event sponsored by VISA, held during the International Education Week.

The event begins with a Flag Ceremony presented by staff of The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of The World Peace Prayer Society.

Students of each nationality come up with their country’s flag and share interesting cultural information.

In addition to enjoying international food, refreshments and desserts, winners of the International Photo Competition are announced and students compete their talents in the World’s Got Talent Show/Competition, and the Dessert Cook-Off competition takes place.

This multi-cultural event provides an opportunity for faculty and students to cook desserts together and join in other activities to strengthen their familiarity outside of the classroom, as well as mixing with staff members.

Calgary’s Peace Pole – a public space for you, CANADA

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

September 20th, 2009

Hi Ann Marie Robustelli,

My apologies for not replying sooner to your email from a year ago! Thanks for noticing the Calgary Peace Pole website and our efforts.

We have always been careful to include the background about where the Peace Pole concept originated as well as the link to The World Peace Prayer Society on our information about the Calgary’s Peace Pole Project. It is in the background information section of the website, and is a part the brochure that we hope to have at the Peace Pole site. I have updated the contact page of the website to include the contact information for The World Peace Prayer Society if people have general inquiries about Peace Poles.

Diane Janzen, on behalf of the Calgary Peace Pole Committee

Calgary’s Peace Pole was unveiled in a celebration on September 20, 2009 and is a gift to the citizens of Calgary from the members of the Calgary Peace Pole Committee and the organizations, businesses, and individuals who donated time, materials or money towards the project.

We invite you to use the peace pole and plaza as place for personal reflection and or as a gathering point for groups for peace related events. Please contact us if a group you are a part of uses the peace pole as a gathering point as we’d like to try and keep a record of such events.

The video below is from a recent event that occurred at the Peace Pole. Click below to view video:

Smile for Peace ~ ISE Festival Japan

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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.

Ise Festival Japan