Archive for September, 2014

Peace message from Peaceful island, Bali, INDONESIA

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

August 18th, 2014 

We brought a Peace Pole and planted it at Bidadari Private Villa and Retreat, located in Ubud Bali, Indonesia.

The Bidadari Villa and Retreat Center is a magnificent villa. The word “ Bidadari”  means “beautiful angels.”

We received a very warm welcome from the staff!

On August 18, we had Peace Pole planting ceremony with the Manager, Papa-Rana and 9 staff members.  I thanked Papa-Rana and the Bidadari villa for accepting the Peace Pole as our gift.  Papa-Rana represented the staff members when he said,  “today, we need peace badly on this planet.”

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We stood in a circle around the Peace Pole and prayed together for peace to be in our heart, with our families, with the Bidadari guests, with the people of Bali and closed the ceremony with the words, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

They are happy to have the Peace Pole as a reminder of our common wish and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth.

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The  Peace Pole bears the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in the following languages;  English, French, Chinese and Japanese.

Love,

Junko and Yashio

Peace Pals International – Children receive Certificates of Participation in Lahore – Pakistan

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

August 14, 2014

Children from Lahore-Pakistan participated in the Peace Art Work Competition on the theme 2014 “Right to Peace” organized by Peace Pals International. A Certificate Distribution Ceremony was held on 14th August 2014 along with that children celebrated the Independence Day. They dressed up culturally, folk dances were presented, Patriotic songs were sung, they represented different Provinces of Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, KPK, Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas).

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It started with prayer, Bible Reading was from Psalms: 85, National Anthem was played. Later the role of Christians in Independence was elaborated to children and community members, role of women was briefed, how to play a positive role in the progress of Pakistan as minority Christians was discussed, real life experiences and examples were quoted in an interactive way.

Special prayer was said for Peace in this land as currently we are going through much unrest. A pledge was taken that we the Christians will carry on spreading peace and will be ray of hope in this darkness. Christians since 1947 after Independence played major roles in Education, Health, Military and in other fields of life and we will continue this, despite of many injustices, inequalities, persecutions and discriminations. We will keep our flag high as WE ARE PAKISTANI too.

Major highlight of the day was the Certificate Distribution Ceremony of the participants in Peace Art Work, certificates were sent by Peace Pals International. We are thankful to Jules Lamore who helped us throughout. We encourage to organize such events through which different countries can come to one place and be united for Peace.

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“We are happy to see the other art work of children around the world and got inspiration and clear understanding of Peace,” said Tisha Rafique (a child participant).”We are thankful and happy to have the certificates”, said Samuel Farooq (other child participant). “Coming from a poor background, I am feeling very obliged that my daughter got this Certificate because I never thought of this as our resources and boundaries never allowed us to reach to that level, today I am feeling proud and accomplished, said a mother of one participant”.  “I am thankful and request Peace Pals and other organizations to arrange such events and activities in which children can portray their thoughts and ideas and through which this world gets connected and build relationship of love, unity, friendship and acceptance”, said Christina Patras (Founder, Children for Christ) .

I end up with the prayer that May Peace Prevail on Earth and in Pakistan.

Best Wishes,
Christina Patras

Please visit Peace Pals International to see this years winners and finalist on the web and on our Facebook page.

 

“Have Peace Pole and Will Plant Anywhere!” Rotary Action Group for Peace – Connecticut – USA

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

2014

“Have Peace Pole and Will Plant Anywhere!”  As a result, I am known in our Rotary District as the “Peace Pole” planter.

Seems like yesterday, but it’s been about two years since I made the trip to the World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY to pick up my Peace Pole.  Since then the Peace Pole has been displayed in a number of Rotary and community events.

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May Peace Prevail On Earth.

Dennis Wong

Co-Founder, Rotarian Action Group for Peace
President, Westport Sunrise Rotary (CT)

Peace Pole dedicated in memory of Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day, Downing Park, Newburgh, NY-USA

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Aug 7th, 2014

Greetings of Love & Peace to All!

A Peace Pole was dedicated in memory of all those innocent people, men, women and children who died in the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki and those today dying unnecessarily in Iraq, Syria, Israel/Palestine and the Ukraine.

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Youth from the BOCES Summer Program were employed to revitalize Downing Park and to create a garden to plant the Peace Pole.

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Beautiful Day! Wonderful Event!  The kids were great!

Blessings Of Peace, Love, Service, Joy, Fun & Awe!

Doug Martin Sturomski 

Peace Pole dedicated at Schengen Lyzeum High School – On border of LUXEMBOURG and GERMANY

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

July 17th, 2104

The Schengen Lyceum is a modern co-project high school on the border between Luxembourg and Germany, where students also attend from France.  The school proudly represents  “a Europe without borders.”

The school`s headmaster participated in the Peace Pole dedication ceremony that took place in Schengen in 2013 with  Masami Saionji, Chairperson of The World Peace Prayer Society and ever since then, he has wanted to have a Peace Pole at Schengen Lyzeum high school.

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Since 2014 is the 100th anniversary of “World War I”, many politicians attended the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony, such as:  Luxembourg`s Prime Minister Mr. Böttel, Minister of Family and Education in Luxembourg, Mrs. Carinne Cahen, Minister for Finance and Europe in Saarland/Germany, Mr. Toscani, Mayor of Perl, Bruno Schmidt, Prime Minister of the German Community in Belgium, several district chiefs, many parents and students and headmasters from other schools.

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To close the ceremony, the school choir sang the song by Michael Jackson  “HEAL THE WORLD.”

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The Schengen Lyceum`s Peace Pole is located at the main entrance of the school.  The universal peace message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, is expressed on three sides of the Peace Pole in the following languages,  Luxembourgish, German and French.  The the 4th side of the Peace Pole remains blank to receive signatures of the 2 Prime Ministers ( from Saarland and Luxembourg). Those signatures will be given in autumn 2014.