Archive for December, 2014

Peace Pals International – 2014 First Place Winner – United States

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Congratulations Lucy Liu, age 11 from The United States who was our 1st Place Winner in her age category in the 17th annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards!

Lucy has won a 6 foot Peace Pole and has chosen English, Spanish, Chinese and French as her languages for her Peace Pole.  Lucy and her family have decided to donate her Peace Pole to her School.  We are very happy for this event and look forward to receiving many photos.

This year we received thousands of works of art from children all over the globe.
Theme for 2014:  “Right to Peace.”
The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.

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If  you were a Winner or Finalist in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards contest for 2014, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org
To see all of our Winners and Finalist for 2014 – Please click here.

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IGAD received the 2014 AFRICA PEACE AWARD of URI AFRICA – DJIBOUTI, NORTH AFRICA

Friday, December 19th, 2014

October 25th, 2014

United Religions Initiative (URI) Africa presented its 2014 Africa Peace Award to Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on October 25th, 2014. The Prestigious Africa Peace Award of URI Africa presented to IGAD in appreciation and acknowledgment of their many crowning achievements.

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The trophy, which bears the universal peace message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” was given to honor IGAD’s work in Conflict Prevention Management and Resolution through the Conflict Early Warning and Response Mechanism, an effort in enhancing regional integration and controlling drought and infrastructure development across the region.

The Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Djibouti and Permanent Representative to IGAD, HE Hussein Elamin Elfadil, on behalf of IGAD member states, along with the Executive Secretary of IGAD, Ambassador Mahboub Maalim, received the award from Ambassador Mussie Hailu, URI Regional Director for Africa and Representative of URI to the United Nations Office in Africa, Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission. The award ceremony took place at Djibouti Palace Kempinski in Djibouti, North Africa.

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Peace Pals International – 2014 Winners and Finalists – Demonstration School – Thailand

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Congratulations to the students of Mr. Pichai Niypmtham of the Demonstration School – Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. We were so fortunate to have multiple winners and finalist from Mr. Niypmtham’s class.

Panthree Khamtan, age 7 and the 2nd Place winner in her age category.

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Pariyakorn Sirisamatthakarn, age 7 and the 3nd Place winner in her age category.

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Congratulations to the Finalists.  
(Left to Right – Top to Bottom)

Pattariya-Kansom, age 16 — Thansitah Rojthanya Path, age 9
Anchulee Chompunich, age 11 — Luptawit Rachtathummagul, age 8

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This year we received thousands of works of art from children all over the globe.
Theme for 2014:  “Right to Peace.”
The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.

If  you were a Winner or Finalist in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards contest for 2014, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org
To see all of our Winners and Finalist for 2014 – Please click here.

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News Blog: The Nature Protection Society (“Bund Naturschutz”) donated a Peace Pole to Pöttmes, Augsburg, Bavaria-GERMANY

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

August 9th, 2014

The citizens of Pöttmes gathered to take part in the Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony on August 9th 2014. The date was chosen in honor and in memory of Nagasaki Day, and respectfully so, as the Peace Pole originated in Japan.

Two Catholic priests blessed the Peace Pole.

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The Nature Conversation Society reminded the citizens of Pöttmes about the horrors of Nagasaki.

Dagmar Berkenberg, Representative of The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS), explained about the worldwide Peace Pole Project and the Catholic Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki.

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The three local Catholic Church rang their bells at 12 noon. The beautiful sound of ringing bells was heard throughout the village as attendees paused for one of minute of silence.

Peace Pals International – 2014 First Place Winner – Turkey

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Congratulations Sibel Melak Arat, age 6 from Turkey who was our 1st Place Winner in her age category in the 17th annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards!

Sibel has won a 6 foot Peace Pole and has chosen Turkish, Arabic, English and Japanese as her languages for her Peace Pole.  Sibel and her parents have decided to donate her Peace Pole to her School in Turkey.  We are very happy for this event and look forward to receiving many photos.  Sibel came in third place last year in her age category.  We are so proud of Sibel and look forward to the next 10 years of art work from her.

This year we received thousands of works of art from children all over the globe.
Theme for 2014:  “Right to Peace.”
The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.

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If  you were a Winner or Finalist in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards contest for 2014, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org
To see all of our Winners and Finalist for 2014 – Please click here.

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First Nations people and the Punjabi people cut the ribbons on the Peace Pole-Quesnel, British Columbia-CANADA

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

May 31st-2014

Here are some photographs from the  Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony we had at one of the community gardens (West Village Community Garden) in Quesnel at “Plant Day.”

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The First Nations people and the Punjabi people were on hand  to cut the ribbons on the Peace Pole. The Peace Pole is planted in the middle of our spiral rock herb bed. The downtown community garden has yet to dedicate their Peace Pole and a local Elementary School plans on incorporating a Peace Pole in their  garden so you will be hearing from them later.

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Thank you.

May Peace Prevail On Earth
Maureen Trotter

Peace Pals International – 2014 First Place Winner – Lithuania

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Congratulations Neda Varpukauskaita, age 15 from Lithuania who was our 1st Place Winner in her age category in the 17th annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards!

Neda has won a 6 foot Peace Pole and has chosen Lithuanian, English, French and Russian as her languages for her Peace Pole.

This year we received thousands of works of art from children all over the globe.
Theme for 2014:  “Right to Peace.”
The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.

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If  you were a Winner or Finalist in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards contest for 2014, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org
To see all of our Winners and Finalist for 2014 – Please click here.

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Peace Pole inspires a Tradition of Giving – Ellicott City, Maryland – USA

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

I have a little tradition going.  When I was Principal at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, we had”Peace on Earth” as our religious theme in 2004.  Two of my teacher friends on our School Leadership Team asked me if we could get a Peace Pole. At the time,  I had no idea what a Peace Pole was.  But I said “sure!”  All that school year, we processed in and out of our weekly school Mass with the Peace Pole (we also bought a metal stand) and at the end of the year, we  had a lovely Peace Pole planting ceremony.  I quickly found that it was my favorite thing — I saw the Peace Pole every morning as I came in and every evening as I left.  So when I retired in 2011, the faculty wanted me to have my own Peace Pole.  And so I got it that summer and I love it.  My School Leadership Team members came to my house for brunch and a blessing ceremony and we planted  the Peace Pole.  I now have a little garden around it.  Since then, two other teachers have retired.  I gave each of them a desktop Peace Pole for their retirement gift.  A third retires next week.  What else could I get her?

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Thank you again.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Nancy Malloy

Peace Pals International – 2014 Second Place Winner – India

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Congratulations Roshni KR, age 11 from India who was our 2nd Place Winner in her age category in the 17th annual Peace Pals International Art Exhibition and Awards!

This year we received thousands of works of art from children all over the globe.
Theme for 2014:  “Right to Peace.”
The theme of the 2014 UN International Day of Peace.

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Here the letter we received from Roshni.

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Dear Madam ,

I am happy to inform you that I have received my prize. I feel proud to be a second place winner in the Peace Pals painting contest 2014. I got my Peace pole , medal, gifts and certificate today. Herewith attaching my snap and also the news published in the newsprint.

Regards and best wishes

Roshni K.R.
India

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If  you were a Winner or Finalist in the Peace Pals Art Exhibition and Awards contest for 2014, please send your photos to jules@worldpeace.org
To see all of our Winners and Finalist for 2014 – Please click here.

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2013 Peace Pals International Art Exhibition in town library of Magdeburg in GERMANY

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

October 21st, 2014

The French Institute for Culture, “Institute Francais” and the Chancellor`s Office of German State Saxony-Anhalt collaborated in the 2014 competition called “Peace-Paix.” All ages and nationalities were welcome to participate. Participants were asked to reflect on the question: “What does Peace mean to you?” and to submit it in any form of artistic expression, such as: a painting,  film, music, sculpture or photograph.

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The World Peace Prayer Society’s Munich office was asked to contribute artwork from children who participated in the 2013 Peace Pals International Annual Art Exhibition, which expresses  the message, May Peace Prevail On Earth.  Children’s artwork from 33 countries is on display this year at the town library of Magdeburg in Germany.

The 2013 Peace Pal Exhibition  can be viewed at:   http://www.frieden-paix.com/index.php/de/component/content/article?id=21