Archive for August, 2016

Peace Pole blessing at New Hampshire United Church of Christ Outdoor Ministries summer camp, New Hampshire-USA

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Horton Center in Gorham NH is the site of the  New Hampshire United Church of Christ Outdoor Ministries summer camp.  Horton Center is on top of Pine Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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During one of the middle school camper weeks in July-2016, we blessed a new Peace Pole plate each day at the morning worship time. Each evening it is the tradition of Horton Center to sing Shalom around the Peace Pole and we were able to have each new language plate in place for the evening shalom circle. This Peace Pole now has 12 languages. We also sang Shalom in Spanish and Shona as well as English.

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The photos shows the group of campers and volunteers who were part of this project in front of the Peace Pole and on top of Chapel Rock blessing the final Peace Pole language plate, which is Farsi. Rev. Carolyn Kelig blessed each one by having all of us touch the plate and sharing some words and a prayer for each plate.

Peace Pole Owner- Horton Center, New Hampshire United Church of Christ
Contact : Rev. Mollie Landers-Hatt, Director of Outdoor Ministries
e-mail: mlanders@nhcucc.org
Peace Pole plate addition- July 10-16
Horton Center, PO Box J Gorham NH 03581

Peace and blessings,
Nancy Fowler

Windsor Community Garden Peace Pole in Windsor, Colorado-USA

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Three of us, Boni Fanning, Lynn Rauer, and I, donated this Peace Pole to our town – Windsor – in honor of its 125 year anniversary. We wanted to honor Windsor’s history through the languages chosen – Germans for the Germans who came here from Russia, Russian for our people who speak Russian, Spanish for our community, and English as our common language.

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This location – the Windsor Community Garden – was chosen for its quiet, contemplative surrounding as well as for the fact that many people travel this part of the Poudre Trail. Some come through walking, some running, some on bicycles, and even some on roller blades. No matter how people come through, they will now have a place to sit, rest a while, and contemplate the meaning of the Peace Pole.

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Each language shares the same message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” This is a simple, non-debatable message. It’s loving, universal, and a silent reminder for ALL life on earth.

Words carry vibrations strong enough to inspire, heal, and transform the human heart as well as the Kingdom of plants, animals and all creation. “May Peace Prevail on Earth” is an all inclusive message and prayer. It is a meeting place of the heart bringing together people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the Oneness of our planetary family. The message is intended to embrace the lands and people of this Earth.

Written and submitted by:  Julie Legg

Twenty language Peace Pole at Georgian Court University, New Jersey-USA

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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The Peace Pole with the 20 language plates were recently installed.

As a reminder the wooden Peace Pole itself is from 2001-there are 12 language plates on the Peace Pole and 8 around the base.
The languages are a combination of the most common ones spoken in the world as well as those of current Georgian Court University, faculty, staff and students.

Michael F. Gross, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Program Development
Professor of Biology
Georgian Court University, NJ

Photo courtesy of Georgian Court University

Remembering the 71st anniversary of Hiroshima Day on August 6th, 2016

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

WPPS members of Hiroshima organized the annual World Peace Flag Ceremony in front of the atomic bomb dome in the heart of the Hiroshima Peace Park on August 6th. 

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WPPS in collaboration with James Twyman of World Peace Pulse hosted a live synchronized global meditation at the exact moment the bomb was dropped 71 years ago along with a musical offering of peace songs by James.

The message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth, authored by Masahisa Goi of Japan rose out of the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a message of peace, hope and reconciliation.  The peace message has now touched the hearts of men, women and children the world over and continues to awaken the consciousness of the global family.

WPPS in collaboration with James Twyman of World Peace Pulse hosted alive synchronized global meditation at the exact moment the bomb was dropped 71 years ago along with a musical offering of peace songs by James.

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James Twyman with WPPS Exec. Director Fumi Johns Stewart

THE LIVE WEBCAST WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!

Thousands watched the live broadcast to connect their hearts with Hiroshima.

The Hiroshima Buddha in Nara

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Home of the Hiroshima Buddha, Gokurakuji Temple, Nara, Japan

At the same time in Nara, Japan, a World Peace Flag Ceremony was held at the Gokurakuji Buddhist Temple hosted by Chief Priest Tanaka.  The Temple houses the Hiroshima Buddha which went missing during the construction of the Hiroshima Peace Park and made its way miraculously to Gokurakuji Temple.

Peace Pole gifted to President Obama by WPPS Hiroshima Members!

Peace Pole all packaged and ready to go to the White House

Peace Pole all packaged and ready to go to the White House

As the very first sitting President of the United States, President Obama joined atomic bomb survivors and Japanese officials for a memorial ceremony in Hiroshima Peace Park

on May 27th, 2016.  His visit of reconciliation and healing was received with great appreciation and touched the hearts of the citizens of Hiroshima.  In gratitude and in honor of his visit, WPPS members of Hiroshima sent President Obama a Peace Pole. 

Let’s all hope that it will be planted soon in front of the white house!

Peace Poles “2020 Vision” for the Hudson Valley—New York-USA

Monday, August 15th, 2016

 

On May 28, 2016 a Peace Pole was dedicated in Pine Bush, New York in the town park in Crawford.

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A Peace Pole will be dedicated next Saturday in Wappingers Falls, to follow with another Peace Pole in Goshen & Kinder Hook in September and one in Cornwall High School in December.

The local Rotary District 7210, has approximately 30 Peace Poles planted and dedicated so far.

Respectfully submitted by,
Doug Martin Sturomski Peace Chair – Rotary Dist. 7210

“In times of War BELLS were melted down to make Cannons but in time of PEACE Cannons are melted down to make BELLS!”