Archive for the ‘Peace Pals’ Category

Peace Pals International 2nd Place winner, Kanyanan of Thailand

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

2nd Place Winner of Peace Pals International Art Competition

Kanyanan of Thailand, 2nd Place

Kanyanan J. of Thailand happily posing with her well deserved 17″ Peace Pole Prize. She is a very talented artist and we are fortunate to have her in our competition.

 

News Courtesy of Peace Pals International.

World Peace Prayer Society

www.worldpeace.org

Peace Pals Finalist, Giulia L, Germany

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Peace Pals International Finalist Giulia L, posing with her Peace Pals Prize package.

Giulia with her Prize Package

Giulia Losch of Germany was a finalist in this year’s Peace Pals International Art Competition. An extremely talented young lady with a significant message in her artwork. We are so excited to have her entry and know she has a very bright future ahead of her.

Congratulations to Giulia on her achievement!!

Photos compliments of Dagmar from our

Munich office of World Peace Sanctuary.

As well as Peace Pals International

www.worldpeace.org

 

 

Peace Pals Finalist, 5 year old YiNing, United Kingdom

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

All Smiles from YiNing, a very talented young man, as he holds up his Peace Pals International Prize for the 2018 Art Competition.

YiNing with his Finalist Peace Pals Prize

YiNing was a finalist in 2018’s Art Competition. At just 5 years old he is extremely talented and we look forward to future entries from this exceptional young man.

Peace with a Smile.

Congratulations to YiNing.

May Peace prevail on Earth

News and Photographs courtesy of Peace Pals International

Peace Pals Exhibit Pöttmes, Germany

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

Pöttmes, is a little town in Swabia, Southern Germany. The town has a wonderful Peace Pole Planted 2015, this serves as a reminder that the locals are aware of the message:
“MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH”.

The World Peace Prayer Society’s Peace Pals International Art Competition will be on display until Christmas in Pöttmes, Germany.

Newspaper article, Peace Pals International Art Exhibit

Translation: “Children make for Peace.” This year children from around the World created what “Living Peace” meant to them in the form of Beautiful Artwork.

The Cultural Representative of the townhall, Baroness Von Herman, saw the World Peace Prayer Society’s 2018 Peace Pals International Art Competition and suggested that an exhibition in the local townhall be inaugurated.

The Baroness recommended for this showing to begin on November 7th. This is the week that Germany celebrates a series of events to remember the end of World War I in 1918.
Baroness Von Herman had already planned a showing of an award winning film regarding a love affair based in 1918 between two enemies of war, France and Germany.

While planning the festivities for this week of rememberance she discovered The World Peace Prayer Society’s 2018 Peace Pals Artwork themed “Living Peace and felt the display would be a perfect fit into the nights events.

WPPS could present the reasons why we have been organizing this Art Competition since 1997 and could read an email by one of the German finalists, 10 year old Aimee Vollmer. Aimee very eloquently pointed out why she painted 2 people holding their hearts.

Aimee Vollmer, Age 10, Finalist Germany

 

The Mayor of Pöttmes, Mr Schindele, pointed out the current conflicts for real Peace and how happy he is about the Twintown relation with La Haye-Pesnel, Normandy.
A twintown relation, twinning or sister city is a way that Europe is unifying and celebrating cultures from various places. The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of Peace and reconciliation. Per “the Origins of Twinning” Meeting Minutes from Twinning counsel.

Pöttmes gave their French Twintown a Peace Pole two years ago. How fitting to give a symbol of Peace such as a Peace Pole to celebrate a wonderful cause.

Ein Band zwischen den beiden Friedenspfählen knüpften die Bürgermeister Franz Schindele und Alain Navarre

A bond between the two Peace Poles knüpften the  
Mayor Franz Schindele and Alain Navarre

The vernissage received many appreciative comments by the guests and the exhibition can be viewed until Christmas.

 

News and Photographs provided by:

Dagmar Berkenberg of

WPPS Office Europe

Peace Pals International Art Competition Finalist, Thailand

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Wannarat R, age 15, Finalist 2018

Today’s awards were given out with all fellow classmates of the school in attendance.
Wannarat was all smiles as he accepted his award as a Finalist in this year’s Peace Pals International Art Competition.

Wannarat accepting Peace Pals International award from Director and Trophy from Prime Minister

The Director gave the award from 2018 Peace Pals International and the trophy from the Prime Minister of Thailand in the national drawing contest.

“This is a wonderful day. Thank you very much” was message given by  Wannarat about the Celebration of his Artistic Accomplishments.

Congratulations to Wannarat R. on his achievements, he is a talented young artist with a bright future.

News and photos courtesy of:

Peace Pals International

World Peace Prayer Society

 

Peace Pals International Winner 2017 and 2018, Dubai, UAE

Monday, November 19th, 2018

2017 First Place Winner

Kiara M, from Dubai is a two year winner in our Peace Pals International Art Competition. She is kind, and even donated her Peace Pole to her School for all to enjoy.

News worthy talent.

She is extremely talented, humble and appreciative of the accolades given.

Kiara shows off her 2018 Prize Package.

Kiara is all smiles as she accepts her Prizes, though it is our honor to have her in the competition. She is a very talented young lady with a very bright future.

News credited to Peace Pals International

Peace Pals Prize Finalist is all smiles, Philippines

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Joyce H.

All smiles, Joyce H. of the Philippines, Poses with her Peace Pals Prize Package and Medal. Joyce shows an amazing gift and incredible talent in the artwork she creates. We look forward to what the future holds for this accomplished young lady. Congratulations to Joyce.

Peace Pole Planted in Warwick’s Peace Garden – Queensland, Australia

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

On Saturday morning 22 September 2018 people gathered at the Peace Garden in Warwick Queensland, Australia to celebrate the dedication of a Peace Pole

The Baha’i Community of the Southern Downs Region wanted to leave a lasting memento to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. The Peace Pole was chosen through The World Peace Prayer Society. “When we started looking in to the Peace Pole Project we found the principles of the Project resonated with the Baha’i teachings of world peace and that the earth has one humanity, one human family.”

The Baha’i Community worked with Friends of the Warwick Peace Garden and the local Southern Downs Regional Council to help see their vision come to light. 

F Lenore Neville, Friends of the Warwick Peace Garden, James Lister MP, Mayor Tracy Dobie, Graeme Eldridge, Baha’i community.

 

“Bahá’ís believe the crucial need facing humanity is to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life. Such a vision unfolds in the writings of Bahá’u’lláh.” per www.bahai.org

The day also celebrated the UN International Day of Peace which was on the 21stSeptember.

Local dignitaries Mr James Lister MP, Member for Southern Downs attended and spoke about peace being more than an end to conflict and the Mayor of Southern Downs Region, Tracy Dobie also spoke, dedicated and unveiled the Peace Pole.

Graeme Eldridge on behalf of the Baha’i community dedicated the Peace Pole with the words of Baha’u’llah inscribed on the pole “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens”.

Friends at the Peace Pole dedication, including James Lister MP and Mayor Tracy Dobie. The feature of the dedication was the saying of the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” by people in eight different languages, – English, Hindi, Spanish, Dutch, Pidgin English (PNG), German, Tagalog (Filipino) and Farsi, highlighting the bringing together of people from different countries.

Afterwards all enjoyed refreshments, and people lingered, discussing the Peace Pole and ongoing plans for the Peace Garden.

News and Photographs credited to Graeme Eldridge

Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Southern Downs Region

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Peace Pals International Entrant from Pakistan in the News (Germany).

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
The 12 year old Pakistani girl Aayan Mallhi featured the death of the bees in a painting.
For 20 years the World Peace Prayer Society has been organizing an art competition for children through their children’s program Peace Pals International.
The focus of each Art Contest is peace and its various aspects. 2017 the theme was Nature For All – Loving the Earth.
Children between 5 and 16 could participate in the context. In Geneva the winners of this year were recently announced.   Among the entrants is a 12 year old  girl from Pakistan,  Aayan Mallhi. She featured the death of the bees.
Die 12-jährige Pakistanerin Aayan Mallhi hat ein Bild vom Bienensterben gemalt. Damit kam sie ins Finale eines Malwettbewerbs.

Seit zwanzig Jahren organisiert die World Peace Prayer Society über unser Kinderprogramm “Peace Pals” einen Malwettbewerb für Kinder. Im Mittelpunkt steht immer das Thema Frieden, das anhand von ganz unterschiedlichen Aspekten dargestellt werden kann. 2017 hieß das Motto “Nature for all” – “Natur für alle”.

Kinder zwischen fünf und 16 Jahren können am Malwettbewerb teilnehmen. In Genf wurden nun die Gewinner des diesjährigen Wettbewerbs gekürt. Unter den zwanzig Finalisten ist auch die 12-jährige Pakistanerin Aayan Mallhi. Sie hat auf ihrem handgemalten Bild das Bienensterben dargestellt. “Kinder weltweit machen sich Gedanken um die Bienen”, kommentieren die Organisatoren die Entscheidung Aayan Mallhi auszuzeichnen.

https://www.bienenjournal.de/aktuelles/meldungen/bienenbild-gewinnt-malwettbewerb/