Archive for May, 2012

Peace and Justice Center Peace Pole in Las Vegas-New Mexico-USA

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Peace and Justice Center Peace Pole in Las Vegas-New Mexico-USA

May 8th, 2012

Peace Pole for Iranian Nobel Peace prize recipient – MN – USA

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

April-2012

Maddy Wegner (at the Peace Jam and gathering of Elders) gifts a desktop Peace Pole to Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize recipient from Iran.

Earth Day- ( April 22nd) The World Peace Sanctuary-USA

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Earth Day- ( April 22nd) The World Peace Sanctuary-USA

Staff at The World Peace Sanctuary, headquarters of The World Peace Prayer Society held a World Peace Prayer Ceremony in honor of Earth Day, on the lovely Peace Path lined with Peace Poles representing UN member states. Heartfelt Prayers of Gratitude were offered to Mother Earth as each nation was announced, closing with “May Peace Prevail On Earth!”

Fumi Johns-Stewart, Ann Marie Robustelli, Jules Lamore and Jim Dugan

Peace Pole Dedication in Zdar – CZECH REPUBLIC

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

April 15th, 2012

Zdar is an old village near Mlada Boleslaw in Czech Republic. In this village is an Aikido Club Zdar and pension established by Mr. Karel Patek and his wife Helena.

Mr. Patek is a retired Prague University teacher of physics and a successful businessman and president of a computer company. But he decided to leave Prague- (which is the Capital of Czech Republic) a few years ago and move with his family to Zdar. As an Aikido instructor he established his own Dojo and he teaches Aikido to local people.

On April 15th, 2012, Mr. Patek’s planted a Peace Pole on his personal property near the Aikido Club and had a Peace Pole dedication ceremony. Participants included friends from the Netherlands, Aikido Club members, community members and Jacek Kozloski, WPPS Peace Representative in Poland.

Karel and Jacek explained the meaning of this special Universal Peace Message “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

Participants were each given a piece of paper and asked to write their own personal peace message. Peace messages were then placed inside the Peace Pole.

Upon concluding the Peace Pole dedication, Karel with his family chanted a beautiful prayer together. Then everyone stood in a circle around the Peace Pole and announced “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in English, Japanese, Czech, Polish and Dutch, together in harmony and love.

May Peace Prevail on Earth!
Jacek Kozlowski

A Peace Pole at the Zanzibar Cathedral – EAST AFRICA

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

January-2012

Zanzibar achieved World Heritage status in 2000.
The Cathedral, built to celebrate the end of the slave trade, is one of its listed buildings.

It is a remarkable building, reflecting an unusual combination of Perpendicular Gothic and Islamic details.

Peace Pole in park honoring victims of violence- Gainesville, Florida-USA

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

April 5th, 2012

I have just returned from a week in Gainesville with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. The Peace Pole you see actually bears the Peace Message, written as “May PEACE prevail on Earth” and is in a park honoring the victims of violence. Gainesville is poised to demonstrate how a community cooperates to break the cycle of violence and work together for a safe community. Dot Maver

Peace Pole marks 8 km long “Bible Round Way” in Höchheim, Bavaria, South GERMANY

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

April 9th, 2012

Several representatives of the South German Protestant Church , mayors and citizens met on Easter Monday 2012, to inaugurate an eight kilometer long “resurrection circular track” (circular path) referred to as the ”
Bible Round Way” in Höchheim (Bavaria, South Germany).

Thirteen information plates along the walk inform about the bible.
The wonderful handcrafted Peace Pole (with copper top) shall connect the area with all the other Peace Poles in the world.

Dagmar Berkenberg
of The World Peace Prayer Society
Germany Office