Archive for the ‘Creative Expressions of MPPOE’ Category

Fargo Forest Garden Peace Pole, Oregon, USA

Friday, May 11th, 2018

A Peace Pole dedication ceremony took place on May 11, 2018.

On the 10th anniversary of Fargo Forest Garden’s depaving from a parking lot to an urban food forest.

The location is 3122 N Williams Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

Portland City’s Bureau of Environmental Sustainability sponsored the work party and celebration. It was attended by Depave.org dignitaries past and present, Urban Farm Collective et al.

Submitted by: Angela Goldsmith

Here is a link to Depave’s first public depaving of Fargo Forest Garden:

Streetfilms | Depaving Day!

 

Peace Pole, Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch-Eastonton, Georgia-USA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Here is  our Peace Pole constructed by middle school students.

It is at our butterfly habitat, a certified Monarch Way Station.

Butterflies and Blooms in the Briar Patch
419 Oak Street
Eatonton, GA 31024

Peace,
Susan Larson

Artisan Peace Pole in Desoto, Kansas-USA

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

The Peace Pole was planted in August of 2017

I had multiple dedication ceremonies with various small groups.

 

I learned about the Peace Pole Project by searching on the internet.

Thank you!
Therese McKechnie

“Peace Acupuncture for this World”- Peace Pole in Stockerau, AUSTRIA

Friday, June 9th, 2017

 

https://evang-stockerau.org/2017/06/09/moege-frieden-auf-erden-sein/
Literal translation of the article has been provided below.

May Peace Prevail on Earth
Dagmar Berkenberg
WPPS, Germany

Dear all, surely you already saw our peace pillar outside the Lutheran Church in Stockerau. In the beginning, some of you might have thought; “is this a new billboard?”

But when we placed the words on the Peace Pole last November, you all realized:   Peace is the Subject!   Möge Frieden auf Erden sein!

The common wish “May Peace Prevail on Earth”  will be the realization that people of all nations, traditions and religions begin to reflect and get closer with one another.

In our global society we cannot afford to only care for our own and condemn everything else as the foreigner – the stranger.

Worldwide there are thousands of similar peace reminders and monuments like his one,  in difference places, in a variety of  different materials, colors & shapes and in many many languages.

“Peace Acupuncture for this world”- This is the term our artist Mr. Leo Pfisterer refers to Peace Poles, that have been planted into the ground.

As Christians of the Protestant Church we do not think that planting a Peace Pole makes our world automatically more peaceful.

It would be wonderful if it was that simple.

A person who views the daily news or who simply walks through life with open eyes,  will quickly realize how human beings fight with one other on a small or large scale,

for such reasons such as hate, lust for power, jealousy, greed and how many are caught in a vicious circle of violence and terror.

How wonderful it would be, if we can change human beings.

Peace Picket Fence—bears the words,” May Peace Prevail On Earth” in a variety of languages and in an array of colors-Bavaria-GERMANY

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Here is another creative idea to add to our collection of great ways to spread the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

I was in touch with Judith Rösner, a homeopathic physician in Bavaria. Last autumn,  she contacted me to request various language translations of the peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

She had an idea about a project that involved using a picket fence.

I just received a photograph of the fence.   She explained that the project is ongoing, so she will be adding more language translations!

May Peace Prevail on Earth
Dagmar Berkenberg
WPPS Germany Office

“You Are the Light of the World” Gaiafield Global Shift Meditation-GLOBAL

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

November 1, 2016

David Nicol, founder of the Gaiafield Project, invited Deborah Moldow to lead the monthly Global Shift Meditation, hosted by The Shift Network. Deborah chose the theme, “You Are the Light of the World,” offering a meditation that led everyone to plant Peace Poles of light all over the world.

This meditation can be accessed at http://theshiftnetwork.com/meditation/LightOfTheWorld/recording.

By Rev. Deborah Moldow
Representative to the United Nations for The World Peace Prayer Society

Peace Pole Library officially launched on November 14th, 2016-USA

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Peace Pole Project and Little Free Library merged on this Project in a collaborative expansion of the peace prayer ideals.

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The Little Free Library organization in collaboration with The Peace Pole Project of The World Peace Prayer Society have developed a partnership that serves a new library concept.

The Peace Pole Library is a monument that serves both the sharing of books and the sharing of peace. The tower like structure works as a Little Free Library with three shelves for neighbors to share books with neighbors.

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The Peace Pole Library also shares the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in 83 languages.

On November 14th, the Little Free Library was presented on the “View”, a popular ABC Daytime morning show. The Little Free Library was chosen as “Top” of Whoopi Goldberg’s list of “Favorite Things.”

Afterwards, Todd Bol, Founder of Little Free Library gifted Whoopi Goldberg with The Peace Pole Library in celebration of her 60th Birthday.

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Pre Launch of the Peace Pole Library… as September 15th marks the civil rights anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed the 4 schoolgirls in 1963. The Little Free Library founder,Todd Bol, spoke in Birmingham and gave away 4 Peace Pole Libraries as a tribute to these 4 girls and as “prayer for peace,” May Peace Prevail On Earth.

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Todd gave one Peace Pole Library to other organizations in each city of Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Atlanta.

Todd then proceeded to Washington, D.C. to attend the Library of Congress National Book Festival, where 2 two more Peace Pole Libraries were given away as part of that visit.

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Ann Marie Robustelli
The Peace Pole Project
The World Peace Sanctuary
WPPS

Sherwood Library’s Rotary “Peace” Language Plates for the International Day of Peace, Sherwood, Oregon-USA

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Hello,

I wanted to share a picture of the Rotary “Peace” Language  Plates installed at the Sherwood Library in Sherwood, Oregon.

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I wanted to also include pictures of the Peace Flags decorated and displayed during September at the Library.

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May Peace Prevail on Earth

Wendy Wells
Sherwood Rotary Service Chair
Peace Committee Member

Students take themes from Peace Education to design Peace Poles-Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio-USA

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015

We had a Peace Pole dedication ceremony at Hudson Middle School. The event took place in the Middle School courtyard. The 30 minute student-led program was televised throughout the school for all to view.

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Ohio State Representative Kristina Roegner, Hudson City Councilmen At-Large William Wooldredge, district administrators, teachers, parents, and students celebrated this monumental moment.

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We learned about the Peace Pole Project during our research to teach a unit about Peace Education, to prepare for International Day of Peace, and to prepare our own Peace Poles. Below is our Press Release about the inspiration for The HMS Peace Project.

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The inspiration for the HMS Peace Project began several years back when a group of HMS teachers attended a Global Institute at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. Since that time, Terry Stump, Grade 8 Art Tech Teacher, Richard Kiovsky, Grade 8-12 German Teacher, and Holly Mesmer, Grade 8 Spanish Teacher, procured funds to bring this project to fruition. April 2014, the Hudson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) granted the  necessary funds to begin the HMS Peace Project. Throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, Grade 8 Art Tech and Grade 8 World Language students were involved in a four part process: Part I-Peace Education, Part II-Design, Part III, Implementation, and Part IV-Dedication.

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The project began with a supplemental unit, Peace Education, to build awareness about human rights, the students’ role as ambassadors of peace, and how action is essential to peace keeping. Part II-Design. Students took themes from Peace Education to design the Peace Poles. Part III-Implementation. Students collaborated to create two-dimensional visual thematic designs that conveyed peaceful permanent messages once transferred to three dimensional Peace Poles. Part IV-Dedication. On May 22, 2015, students dedicated their Peace Poles as visual silent reminders for peace to prevail on earth as well as daily in our Hudson Middle School community.

Respectfully Submitted by:
Terry Williams Stump, Grade 8 Art Teacher & Holly Mesmer, Grade 8 Spanish Teacher

See an article and photos below in the Hudson Hub Times:
MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS LEAVE LEGACY OF PEACE WITH COURTYARD PROJECT
by Tim Troglen | reporter Published: June 7, 2015 12:00AM
http://www.hudsonhubtimes.com/news%2520local/2015/06/07/middle-school-students-leave-legacy-of-peace-with-courtyard-project

 

A twelve language Peace Pole is part of the art project on the Blomberg Mountain in Southwest of Bad Tölz , GERMANY

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

July 5, 2015

The artist Marco Paulo builds together with refugees a “Bridge of Humanity” on the Blomberg Mountain.  A twelve language Peace Pole was part of the art wall path project  entitled, “Change of Mind.”

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A bridge normally spans over water or valleys.  But a bridge on a mountain?

Artist, Marco Paulo has called his project “The Bridge of Humanity” which opened on July 5th, in addition to the mountain rescue hut to be part of the art trail, entitled,  “Change of Heart.”

For thirty years, Marco Paulo has expressed issues of war and Environmental Degradation  in his paintings, sculptures, installations, performance art, land art and in his books.

February-2015, the “Peace Pole” was also exhibited at the “TölzKunst 1” on the banks of the Isar, in the St. Michael’s Church in Munich, Germany.

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This three-meter-high ( nearly 10 feet tall ) wooden Peace Pole bears the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in twelve languages.

Paulo is convinced that art can make a contribution to understanding and peaceful coexistence.  Paulo is a craftsman with four championship titles as a plasterer, painter, and interior decorator.

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/wolfratshausen/bad-toelz-ganz-verbindlich-1.2504561