Archive for August, 2018

Powerful message in planting of Peace Pole on Kinmen Island, ROC

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

There is a new addition to the Island of Kinmen, a small island off the coast of Taiwan. It is a Peace Pole which can be seen by the Island of Xiamen, PRC. A Peace Pole is symbolic in any geographical location, but has significant meaning amongst these post civil war torn Islands.

 

Kuniko, the planter of Peace Pole, and friends with Peace Pole on Kinmen Island

 

The Islands of Kinmen and Xiamen are making strides to come together to live harmoniously in Peace with one another.

On the Island of Kinmen which was heavily barricaded in 1949 against the incoming invasions.” There was a fierce battle caused by the gunfire of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China to Kimmonjim to invade the island” per Kuniko the planter of the Peace Pole.

Remnants of that battle can still be seen on Kinmen. Barricaded beaches and ports as well as structures strong enough to withstand the battle that lay ahead for those on the Island. Kuniko discusses “The building of that era which still remains now, after 50,000 shots a day, the shell is still alive.”

The significance is great and the message extremely powerful. May Peace Prevail between these Isles,  may both countries harmonize with each other.

Thank you to Kuniko for sharing this event and helping to spread the message of Peace.

Peace Pals at the 67th DPI/NGO Conference at the United Nations

Friday, August 24th, 2018

August 22 – 23, 2018

At the time of on-site registration, pre-registration for the annual conference was counted at near 2,300 people from 100 Countries – this event brought international visitors and community fixtures to the Head Quarters of the United Nations for two days of presentations, discussions, and interactive forums for sustainable peace and relevant topics towards an interfaith and intersectional future.

Peace Pals was approved to present a board with art from their traveling Ambassador of Peace exhibition. Displayed on view for conference attendees was art from students in Russia, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Ukraine, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Greece, South Korea, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Israel, Turkey, and Colombia. All art included the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth!”

Included with the exhibit were informational pamphlets regarding the World Peace Prayer Society, and the Peace Pole Project.

For more information on Peace Pals International – Please visit.

How 2,500 Peace Poles Equals 25,000 Trees – World Peace Sanctuary – New York – USA

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

The Peace Pole Project, whose home is at The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, New York, USA, has hit a wonderful milestone. Several years ago we launched “The Classic White Peace Pole” based on the many Peace Poles that were made in Japan and planted around the world since the 1970’s.  Prior to starting the Classic White Pole, we were making Peace Poles from cedar but wanted to create a way for more people to afford their own Peace Pole and that’s when the Classic White Peace Pole was born.

This summer we crafted the 2,500th Classic White Peace Pole. That isn’t the entire story. When we started with this style of Peace Pole,  we created a partnership with Trees for the Future, an organization who’s mission is to plant trees around the world in areas of deforestation and places where developing communities could be positively affected by the planting of trees. These tree plantings are done not only for the shear environmental impact, for food, fiber and timber products, but also the physical and mental health benefits to humans and our fellow creatures when we are surrounded by trees.  Our partnership with Trees for the Future has 10 trees planted on the African Continent for every single Classic White Peace Pole we craft. So this wonderful milestone of crafting so many Peace Poles is now responsible for the planting of twenty five thousand trees – and that’s a lot of trees.

In the photograph you will notice the logo of Rotary International on the top of this Peace Pole being held by Peace Pole maker Jim Dugan. The Peace Pole Project has long worked with Rotary and, more recently, the Jubitz Family Foundation who work with many Rotary chapters to plant Peace Poles across the northwestern United States. The Peace Pole Project deeply thanks our partners and everyone who has helped us get to this milestone by planting a Classic White Peace Pole and we look forward to crafting one for you.

To learn how to get your own Classic White Peace Pole (just $100 plus shipping):

http://shoppeace.org/peacepole_vinyl_4.aspx

The amazing Trees for the Future organization can be found at: 

https://trees.org/

Information on the diversified work of the Jubitz Family Foundation can be found at:

http://www.jubitz.org/

For details on Rotary International and how you can help their missions see:
https://www.rotary.org/