Archive for November, 2013

Peace Pals International Finalist from Macedonia

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Emilija Josheva, age 8 is our first entry and finalist from Macedonia in this years 16th Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards.

Emilija stands proudly holding her certificate and her beautiful artwork.  Her accomplishment was shared with her teacher and classmates.  Thank you Emilija for spreading the universal message of peace – May Peace Prevail On Earth – through your artwork.

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She is now our Ambassador of Peace for Macedonia, which brings our total country participation to 83.

If  you were a Winner or Finalist in this years contest, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org

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A monumental Peace Pole sits on the east side of the Pontotoc County Courthouse, directly behind the VFW war memorial-Ada, Oklahoma – USA

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

October 25th, 2013

The granite Peace Pole bears the Universal Peace Message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in eight languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Nepalese and a Native American language. Beneath the Peace Pole, a small plaque tells viewers that the project is the work of the Ada Sunrise Rotary Club.

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The Peace Pole reflects Rotary International’s theme for 2013, which is “Peace through Service.” Rotary clubs around the world were encouraged to find projects dealing with peace and conflict resolution.

McFarlane, Executive Secretary of Sunrise Rotary Club came up with the idea for a Peace Pole as a peace project when she visited her daughter’s church in Shawnee, where she saw a Peace Pole in the church yard. She asked about the Peace Pole and discovered that the international Peace Pole Project, a project of The World Peace Prayer Society places Peace Poles throughout the world.

Sunrise Rotary members decided they wanted to plant a Peace Pole at the courthouse near the war memorial, which would remind visitors of the search for peace, McFarlane said. The club asked the Pontotoc County Commission about the project, and the commission granted permission to install the Peace Pole at the courthouse.

The Peace Pole was installed in August, and Sunrise Rotary hosted a dedication ceremony at the courthouse on Oct. 25 — the day after United Nations Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the United Nations.

Peace Pals International – Sister and Brother Finalists from Bulgaria

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Brother and Sister Finalist from Bulgaria express to us through their artwork what “Peace Day,” means to them.  Both children use the expression of music.
Thank you Elitca (age 10) and Boyan (age 5) for creating such beautiful works of art.

Boyan Ganev (left) age 5 and Elitca Ganeva (right) age 10 both Finalist from Bulgaria

Boyan Ganev (left) age 5 and Elitca Ganeva (right) age 10 both Finalist from Bulgaria

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If  you were a Winner or Finalist in this years contest, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org

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Peace Pole in Machu Picchu, PERU

Monday, November 18th, 2013

November 14th, 2013

Look what I discovered at Machu Picchu today!  Only noticed the Peace Pole as I was lined up to take the bus down out of the mountain; a kind soul took a photograph of me and Peace Bear.

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May Peace Prevail in PERU!
May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Jenny Funston
Peace Representative in Australia

Peace Pals International Sister and Brother Winner & Finalist from Australia

Friday, November 15th, 2013

This year we had a winning sister and brother team from Australia, who entered the 16th annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards.  Natalia, age 10 came in Second Place in her age group and her brother Chamon, age 6 was one of 17 finalist in his age group.  Both of the children gave us their representation of what “Peace Day” meant to them, following our theme for the International Day of Peace.

Natalia Chamon age 10 of Australia - Second Place Winner.

Natalia Chamon age 10 of Australia – Second Place Winner.

Pablo Chamon age 6 of Australia - Finalist.

Pablo Chamon age 6 of Australia – Finalist.

If  you were a Winner or Finalist in this years contest, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org

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Peace Pole re-dedication ceremony at Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture-Bronx, NY – USA

Friday, November 15th, 2013

September 21st, 2013

Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture (RYSEC) celebrated International Day of Peace in 2013 by rededicating the Peace Pole that had been installed in 2012. It brings attention to RYSEC’s commitment to working towards a culture of peace as people walk up the path to the meeting house.

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Peace Pals International Finalist from Romania

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Congratulations to Ada Maria Ciontu who is 9 years old and from Romania.  This is Ada’s second year entering in our Art and Exhibition Awards.  We are so happy to see Ada continuing with her art and her passion for spreading the message of peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

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Peace Pole Dedication ceremony, Maxwell Elementary School, Maxwell, CA in Colusa County

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

November 8, 2013

Captain Renee’ Marie was a guest speaker at the Maxwell Elementary School where they had a Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony.  The event opened with a moment of silence for the people of the Philippines.

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Peace Pals International “Ambassador of Peace” Art Exhibition, Fuji Sanctuary – Japan

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

November 10th, 2013

Peace Pals International “Ambassador of Peace” Art Exhibition (artwork from children around the world)  displayed at the  annual birthday festival  at Fuji Sanctuary, in loving memory of Mr. Masahisa Goi, Founder of The World Peace Prayer Society.

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The Peace Pole at Georgia Regents University, Summerville Campus, Augusta, Georgia – USA

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

November 2013

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