Archive for September, 2016

Peace Pole in place at Crown Meadow in Stone, Staffordshire-ENGLAND

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

In May-2016, representatives from local schools, churches and societies joined with Stone Quakers on Crown Meadow to unveil a Peace Pole and plaque.

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These symbols of global peace were gifts from Stone Quakers to the town.

Peter Holland, of Stone Quakers, opened the ceremony with examples of conflict and its aftermath: two world wars, the Easter Rising, the Paris and Brussels bombings, refugees fleeing Syria and Libya.

Councillor Jim Davies, Stone Town Mayor, made reference to the Quaker Testimonies, peace, equality, simplicity and truth. He suggested everyone could get inspiration from the Peace Pole and feel proud to see it included in the Stone Town Trail.  On the Stone Peace Pole the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth” is repeated in Polish, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu and Braille.

Flag Peace Mandala in UNESCO school-GERMANY

Monday, September 19th, 2016

The UNESCO Schools Germany featured a “  Flag Mandala for Peace”  on their Website as “tool“ for the annual UNESCO SCHOOL PROJECT DAY on April 26th, 2016.
Please see:    http://ups-schulen.de/ipt/2016/projektidee/

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Due to very poor weather on April 26, 2016, the whole activity day had to be postponed to June. The students participated with joy in saying,” MAY PEACE PREVAIL IN….( name of country)” for each country in their 196 flag card set. They announced the flag of each nation on their website prior to the day:
http://rouanet-gymnasium-beeskow.de/de/page/show/2016/flaggenritual

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They are now considering to plant a Peace Pole in their school.”

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Katja Orth-Buhl und die UNESCO-AG

Five-hundred desktop Peace Poles in honor of the International Day of Peace-Winston-Salem, North Carolina-USA

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
500 (8”) desktop Peace Poles handcrafted by Jim Dugan, Peace Pole maker at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY-USA

500 (8”) desktop Peace Poles handcrafted by Jim Dugan, Peace Pole maker at The World Peace Sanctuary, Wassaic, NY-USA

“Sister City Committee” in honor of “sister city” Joinville, Brazil rededicates a Peace Pole in Chesapeake, Virginia-USA

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

A Peace Pole has been installed at Chesapeake City Hall in Chesapeake Virginia by our “Sister City Committee” in honor of our “sister city” Joinville, Brazil.

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The original Peace Pole was dedicated in 2003.
After many years of serving the people it was time to update the Peace Pole so we may add additional sister city languages to the Peace Pole.

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The 6-sided, 6-foot Peace Pole is handcrafted from local cedar, cypress and pine, and capped with a cypress knee (root of a Cypress tree) that takes on many forms depending on the light.

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The peace prayer “May Peace Prevail On Earth” is in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American sign language and Braille.

Phil Johnson

Peace Pole— a directional sign for Peace! Schruns-AUSTRIA

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

An Austrian lady celebrated her 70th birthday on May 21st 2016.  Her wish was to dedicate a Peace Pole in 12 languages at a location to be visible by tourists and mountain hikers.

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http://friedenskraftwerk.at/2016/05/19/ein-neuer-friedenspfahl-in-schruns/

May Peace Prevail on Earth
Dagmar Berkenberg
WPPS, Germany

Peace Pole with Prayers for Peace-Brunswick, Maine-USA

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Attached is a picture of a Peace Pole that was dedicated to Ms. Christine DeTroy (pictured second from the left).  Christine grew up in Germany during WW-II and has dedicated her life to spreading peace.  The Peace Pole will be planted on June 12th, 2016 at the Brunswick United Methodist Church later this summer.  We intend to fill the Peace Pole with the prayers for peace from many in our community.

Paz,
Daniel Dolan
BUMC Mission Committee Chairman