Archive for July, 2013

PEACE POLE AWARDED AT UNITED NATIONS TO THE BRUNO GRÖNING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS ON MAY 23

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

May 23rd, 2013

The Bruno Gröning Circle of Friends (www.bruno-gröning.org) is a worldwide network of groups practicing the natural healing technique popularized by Bruno Gröning (1906-1959). Bruno Gröning was thought to be a miracle healer, but he insisted that any person, by absorbing the life force freely available to all, could bring about healing even of conditions considered to be incurable.

Deborah Moldow, WPPS Representative to the United Nations, presented the Peace Pole to Mr. Dieter Häusler, leader of the Circle of Friends. She noted the relationship between healing the individual and peace for the entire world, and expressed appreciation for the altruistic work over 30 years of the Circle of Friends.

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Dieter Häusler received the Peace Pole, saying, “This award signifies the recognition of the life work of Bruno Gröning, and at the same time all of the Bruno Gröning friends worldwide who carry the message of peace, love, and harmony, as well as the possibility of healing on the spiritual path.” He spoke about the peaceful cooperation of friends in Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as the unusual friendships between Greek and Turkish people and how the communities in Palestine are supported by the friends from Israel, demonstrating the possibility of the phrase, “May peace prevail on Earth.”

The ceremony took place in the ecumenical Tillmann Chapel of the United Nations at the invitation of SaluS, a member the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNSRC). A video of the presentation can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ehdmvmthmo.

Members of the Bruno Gröning Circle of Friends expressed interest in planting Peace Poles around the world in honor of the UN International Day of Peace.

WORLD PEACE PRAYER CEREMONY AT THE CHAPEL AT CROTON FALLS, NY-USA

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

The Chapel at Croton Falls in Westchester, NY celebrated its third annual Symphony of Peace Prayers on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The joyful event, organized by WPPS UN Representative Deborah Moldow, who is an ordained Interfaith Minister, included peace prayers of many faiths.

A Native American prayer and an Elk Song were offered by Grandmother SilverStar, who has been a frequent honored guest at World Peace Sanctuary events, and Naomi Schmidt, the longtime designer of the Global Link Newsletter, gave a Buddhist reflection. Peace Representative Angelica Cubides offered a special prayer and Japanese WPPS members Yuji Hiraiwa and Mitzi Marume performed the Divinity “IN.” Additional prayers were offered by Caren Ellis Fried (Jewish), Pastor Hans Hallundbaek (Christian), and Sunera Rahman (Muslim).

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The flag of every nation was then raised in turn, and everyone said “May Peace Be in [that country].” Three prayers were said for the United States as a former Marine raised the flag. Finally, with all flags raised high and pointed toward Grandmother SilverStar holding the Earth Flag, everyone closed the ceremony with “May Peace Prevail on Earth” three times and a long silence to hold the energy.

Chapel organist June Tompkins played “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” and all gathered sang while holding hands and sharing a circle of love, light and peace. All commented on the beauty of the event and the powerful feeling of unity. Sunera Rahman said, “This feels so good I wish I could do it every day!”