Archive for October, 2014

Peace Pole – Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado – USA

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

October 2014

Look what I found at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado – USA

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Tom Guerrera

International Day of Peace – Youth Society for Peace – Kathmandu – Nepal

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

May Peace Prevail in us: Inner Peace; Outer Peace!
International Day of Peace 2014

International Day of Peace 2014 was marked with various programs for a week in the active initiation of Shanti Sewa Ashram (Peace Service Center), Hindu Vidyapeeth – Nepal Schools, Youth Society for Peace and Children’s Peace Home with a slogan of the year “The Right of Peoples to Peace.”

On September 19th, Friday a book was lunched at Shanti Sewa Ashram written by Jerry Piasecki on the title “Stolen” who is working with the UN for global peace education.

Joan O’ Connor and her team of 8 educationist and friends participated the inauguration ceremony of Airtime Project among Nepal, Australia and Muhammad Ali Center, America where the children would be participating for creative writing.

An interaction program was held on 20th September at Shanti Sewa Ashram where the students of grade 8 from Hindu Vidyapeeth-Nepal participated along with the mothers of Women Study Club. Members from Universal Peace Federation (Mr Piya Ratna), Bahai Center Nepal (Mr Narendra Pandey), Religions for Peace Nepal (Mrs Indira Manandhar) and Guru Chintamani Yogi were the main speaker and facilitators.

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Youth Society for Peace coordinated Thoughts of Youth program where youth discussed about the various reasons and step forward to be taken to control mind and body for inner peace.

On the 21st September members of HVP Peace Club and Volunteer Club held an awareness program with the school students and formed a board where they shared about Peace. Peace Poetry, essay writing and painting was done at school. The same thing was carried out at Children’s Peace Home and Hindu Vidyapeeth Nepal Dang.

Durham Volunteers Ellie Hattersly, Daniel Cian-Reed along with the hostel children of HVP, Balkumari organized a wall painting at the roof of HVP.

Guru Chintamani Yogi was kindly requested to chair the program of Kalika Devi School and Sunrise Orphanage where children and teachers were happy to receive message of truth, love, peace, selfless service and non-violence. He has been interviewed in various FM stations and television for the relay of world peace.

We are all happy to mark IDP 2014 and would like to wish a very Happy Vijaya Dashami, Deepawali, Eid and Chhath to all the people and would like to pray for world peace.

Compiled by Jagannath Kandel

Peace Pole at Garden of Hope For Breast Cancer Patients Flourishes At Southampton Hospital – New York – USA

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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A Peace Pole stands in the eastern corner of the garden. Each volunteer wrote a message and put it in the Peace Pole before it was inserted into the ground, in keeping with the Peace Pole Project of The World Peace Prayer Society. The idea is to spread peace throughout the world, in many different languages.

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Ms. Susie Roden

As patient navigator at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and president of the Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Ms. Susie Roden says her job is basically taking the journey from start to finish with breast cancer patients. The local organizations host a series of events throughout the year, especially during October—which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—to raise money for their efforts.

Meanwhile, the garden provides a place of tranquility and peace for breast cancer and other patients as well as visitors to the hospital.

It’s evident that Ms. Roden has made good on her promise not to allow others to face breast cancer alone.

“When I say my prayers at night, I say, ‘Don’t let my cancer return—I have too much work to do,’” Ms. Roden says.

Peace Pole Planted in Vicente Lopez City – Argentina

Monday, October 27th, 2014

September 27, 2014

A special Peace Pole dedication took place in Vicente Lopez City located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The City of Vicente Lopez gave the permission to plant the Peace Pole on city property in a lovely setting near a river.  A large number of the community including young kindergarten children showed up to witness the Peace Pole dedication which accompanied a World Peace Flag Ceremony.  The Peace Pole included the peace message in Spanish, La Paz Prevalece en la Tierra, and in the native language of Aymara, Chukiago marca sumalaca ken sisiñani.

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Andrea Solana

May Peace be in Argentina

Peace Pole arrives in time for the International Day of Peace – Southern Oregon – USA

Friday, October 24th, 2014

September 21st, 2014

Dear Ann Marie,

Thanks for getting the Peace Pole to us by September 21st. We had our ceremony on the International Day of Peace. Here is a picture of our group overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Southern Oregon.

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Ed Skip McCarthy

Positive Living Center’s Peace Pole-Hidden Valley Lake, California, USA

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

This will be our second Peace Pole, our first being at our Positive Living Center, acting as sort of a cornerstone for our Labyrinth and the surrounding Peace Garden we are gradually developing. (These are old pictures, so not much gardening shows up.) Since I never sent pictures of that on, I have attached a few. I will definitely send pictures of the one at Unity as soon as we have it up.

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Sincerely,

Robert
Positive Living Center
17568 Spruce Road Extension
Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467

Take the Campaign Nonviolence Pledge and plant a Peace Pole – Casper, Wyoming – USA

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Sept 20, 2014

This Peace Pole was planted  at the Casper United Church of Christ  as part of our celebration of International Day of Peace, under the banner of Campaign Nonviolence.

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May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Rev. Dee Lundberg

Flint Public Library plants Peace Pole in observance of the International Day of Peace-Middleton, Massachusetts-USA

Monday, October 20th, 2014

September 23, 2014

The Middleton community celebrated the International Day of Peace by dedicating a peaceful reading space outside the library on Tues. Sept 23. A short ceremony was held in the Reading Garden amid a profusion of fall flowers. The garden was sponsored by the Friends of the Flint Public Library. The focal point of the garden was a peace pole with the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages. The assistant town manager said a few introductory words about peace poles around the world, and the role of public libraries to promote peace in the world through education and knowledge.

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The ceremony included short statements from a local girl scout troop and the library trustees. Two teens from the local High School’s Model UN group led the others in sending out peace to all the regions of the world with the refrain: May Peace Prevail on Earth. Then to symbolize one message, many languages members of the community said “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in their native language which included Arabic, Chinese, Danish, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Navajo, Polish, Spanish and Swedish. The concluding statements were shared by a local minister and rabbi. Fifty two people of all ages attended the dedication ceremony.

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Thank you for all that you do for the Peace Pole Project. I think the Peace Pole Project is wonderful!

Melissa M. Gaspar
Library Director
Flint Public Library

Guadalajara International Day of Peace – Compassion Games-Guadalajara – MEXICO

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

September 21st, 2014

Guadalajara International Day of Peace- Compassion Games- Guadalajara-MEXICO

The event turned out great!  We started out with the skateboard competition, youth age— 6 years old to 20 years old.

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Everyone had a wonderful time, laughing, playing the guitar and bongos.  Afterward we started to craft the Peace Pole then planted it.  Then the kids were ready to watch an outdoor film, on an inflatable screen. I chose the movie entitled,  “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” for its message is of compassion and empathy, something I believe we must have in our daily lives.

May Peace Prevail On Earth,
Celia Ramire

Students install Six Peace Poles at Carl Junction Junior High School-Joplin, Missouri – USA

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Since last September, seventh- and eighth-graders in the school’s art class and National Art Honor Society have been painting positive and colorful messages, symbols and animals on  six Peace Poles. Sunday was the International Day of Peace, so students installed the project when they returned to school Tuesday.

Carl Junction Junior High students pose with “peace poles” they installed Tuesday in front of the school. The project began last September and was part of an international peace pole mission that represents unity and friendship

Carl Junction Junior High students pose with “peace poles” they installed Tuesday in front of the school. The project began last September and was part of an international peace pole mission that represents unity and friendship

Art teacher Elizabeth Cosby said students spent about 175 hours working on the project before and after school, on the weekends and sometimes during class.

“It’s kind of emotional, because I got a chance to see their process, see how much they grew through the process of creating, and now I have several that are at the high school level who participated,” Cosby said. “To see them come back today and be a part of this continues to show how much it still means to them.”

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Cosby said some of her students compete in an international peace poster competition, and usually one student wins. But she wanted her students to participate in something together, and the Peace Poles were an ideal project!