Archive for the ‘The Peace Pole Project’ Category

Peace Pole planted in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of CANADA

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Hello, I wanted to share with you how I have displayed my Peace Pole.

I first saw the Peace Poles while travelling in Southeast Asia earlier this year. I saw one at a temple in Chang Mai, Thailand, as well as at the Viet Nam War Museum, and also in Cambodia. When I came home to Canada, after the trip, I knew I needed one.

As you may or may not know, Canada celebrated it’s 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. I ordered the Peace Pole and it arrived in time for me to “plant” it in my front garden, as my birthday gift to Canada.

We didn’t have an actual dedication ceremony, but we loved sitting in the yard this summer, showing the Peace Pole to friends and neighbours.

Now that fall is here,  I can sit in my favourite easy chair, look out the window, see it, and think about ways to spread peace in my little corner of the world.

Lynn Cullen
Delta, British Columbia-Canada

A Journey of Peace Pole Sightings – Upstate New York – USA

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Traveling to Chautauqua County, New York for the first time since I graduated college brought about a humbling sense of comfort. I mentioned my work these last couple years as Youth Rep to the United Nations of the World Peace Prayer Society to my friend Jonathan Woolson as we caught up on recent stories – during my freshman year at SUNY Fredonia, we organized peace pole re-dedication ceremony with the university president, musicians, dancers and artists. He was excited to hear of my experiences.

SUNY Fredonia

We then decided to find each peace pole in town, and made strides to do so before the sun left us for the evening. We began in Dunkirk NY, where the first pole was adjacent to the Dunkirk High School.

Adjacent to the Dunkirk High School

We then made our way towards Central Avenue, where we found a modest garden peace pole in a dedicated mound of mulch alongside the sidewalk. Within minutes, we then made our way to the Titus family’s home on Maple Rd., where we were greeted with freshly picked apples. Jon and Priscilla Titus are educators and botanists who I would see at local art events. It came to be that they would join my yoga sessions when I was teaching at the local fitness center, at the same time I was taking Jon’s course in nature biology, which was completely coincidental.

Central Ave

Maple Road

Our final stretch-goal was to make it to the Greystone Nature preserve, which is maintained in part by Diane Clark, former mayor of the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament. We managed to reach the park just before sundown as we were greeted by a crew of baby turkeys. From the five that we had found together, I thought I would end my trip to western-NY by visiting a pole on the property of a home across from Bidwell Park in Buffalo, NY, which I was told was the home of local native Ani Difranco. Each chance I have to retrace my steps to recognize where I’ve been, I find the greater synchronicity of shared moments with friends who have helped to bring me to understanding my identity in life – I am thrilled, and grateful.

Greystone Nature Preserve

Across Bidwell Park

Brandon Perdomo
Youth Representative to the United Nations of The World Peace Prayer Society

 

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony in conjunction with the Tree Planting Project-Winnipeg, Manitoba-CANADA

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Attached are the pictures of our Peace Pole Dedication on Sunday October 1st, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

We had the dedication at two times on Sunday following each of our Masses.  In total, about 200+ people were in attendance for the dedication.

We held it in conjunction with our Tree Planting Project the day before, Saturday September 30th, during which we planted 24 new trees on our church property.

Thanks so much and May Peace Prevail On Earth!!!

Eric Giddens
St. Paul the Apostle Parish
2400 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba-CANADA

Peace Pole installation in Cancun, MEXICO

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

 

Recently my friend from Mexico set-up a Peace Pole in Cancun.

May Peace Prevail On Earth.
Fujio Hirano

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

Peace Pole at Chapel Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, State of New Mexico-USA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Blessing of the Peace Pole at the Chapel of Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

The Retreat Center will be having their Annual Franciscan Festival on September 2,3, 2017 and the Peace Pole will be seen by thousands.

Paz y Bien,
Maria Alvarado

Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-USA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Submitted by Kaen Braam Nook

Peace Pole sighting-Peace Pole enveloped by beautiful sunflowers-14th Street, Washington, DC-USA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Peace Pole crafted in Japan was discovered in a residential area of Bronx, New York-USA

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

International Day of Peace at the Sacramento State Capitol – USA

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

September 23rd, 2017

The International Day of Peace event was hosted by The United Nations Sacramento Chapter President, Kate Van Buren on the steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento, California.  Local peace builders and organizations gathered to celebrate this occasion in the spirit of peace and goodwill in the very heart of California.
As part of the opening welcome, volunteer WPPS Peace Representative, Major Reneé Marie, spoke about the universal message of hope and prayer for peace, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” to attendees at the Peace Day Celebration.

WPPS Peace Representative, Major Reneé Marie

 

Following the welcome speeches, Fumi Johns-Stewart and Major Reneé Marie presented the World Peace Flag Ceremony honoring all sovereign nations by invoking the World Peace Prayer as participants placed the corresponding flag cards around the Peace Pole.  Participants held hands in a moment of silence to conclude the ceremony while speaking the Universal Message of hope for Peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth in unison, three times.  It was a very moving community event.

Peace was sent to all sovereign nations on every continent around the world.

 

Peace Builders gather for a group photo with the flags of every nation around the Peace Pole.

 

The Sacramento Chapter of the U.N. led our Peace Walk which concluded the celebration honoring The International Day of Peace.

Photos by Brendan Woolley