Archive for the ‘The Peace Pole Project’ Category

May Peace Prevail On Earth *Peace Packages” in Sunlight of the Spirit gift shop in Sacramento, California-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Thank YOU for being a Peace Troubadour, Robin!  I think that the Peace Packages are going to sell quickly as they make a lovely stocking stuffer for Christmas or gifting for other traditions & celebrations such as:

Three King’s Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festival Of Makar Sankranti, Lunar New Year, 12-Step Acknowledgements, Martin Luther King Day, Office Gift Exchanges, Promotions, farewells, etc.

I am thrilled that you have embraced the gift that radiates the universal peace  message “ May Peace Prevail On Earth” as authored by  Mr. Masahisa Goi.

Submitted by:
Renee Marie, WPPS Peace Representative of Sacramento California-USA
& Founder, Salute Integrity and
Peace Poles for Schools

Girl Scout World Thinking Day, Yorktown Heights, NY-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On February 22nd, 2017, Girl Scout World Thinking Day was held at the Jefferson Valley Mall in
Yorktown Heights, NY.

Jim Dugan, WPPS led a traditional World Peace Flag Ceremony.

Then each Girl Scout chose a flag to carry and parade around the entire mall.

 

CT Valley Hospital IDP Keynote Address, Hartford, CT-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

On September 19th, 2017, Jim Dugan, WPPS was the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Valley Hospital in the Whiting Maximum Security Wing and at the Yurba Chapel.

Jim Dugan gave the Keynote Address at both venues,  based on the 2017 UN Theme for the International Day of Peace.

CT Valley Hospital Peace Pole Re-dedication held after Jim’s two speaking engagements. L to r: Felix Rivera, Rev. Dr. Rafael Torres, Lou Sorrentino, Jay Valentin, Jim Dugan, Carol Knight

May Peace Prevail on Earth,
Jim

Fulton – Montgomery Community College extended WPFC-USA

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

November 13, 2017
Johnstown, NY

Jim Dugan led an extended World Peace Flag Ceremony that took over two hours where he delivered an important and timely fact about every Nation in the Inclusive Ceremony. Students signed out to carry specific country flags in advance.

Gwendolyn Ossenkop, Coordinator of Student Activities at Fulton-Montgomery CC wrote:

“The World Peace Flag Ceremony was an eye opening experience for me and our students on the struggles that others in the world face. What a beautiful representation of the diverse student body we have here on campus. It truly reminds us that we are together in this world! MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH!”

One World Bearing Witness 24 Vigil for Humanity

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

WPPS took part in the One World Bearing Witness 24 vigil for humanity.  The online global/local, live, participatory, healing ritual for humanity hosted programs bearing witness to a diverse array of topics including climate change, equality, reconciliation and other timely themes highlighting our unity in diversity.


Program hosts, Dr. Thomas Steininger and Dr. Elizabeth Diebold, held space for the wisdom keepers and presenters throughout the 24 hour 7 ritual cycles.  WPPS participated in the Closing Ritual to close the powerful and significant vigil event.

WPPS Peace Representatives from 7 Regions of the world gathered online to present the World Peace Prayer Ceremony in celebration of the Oneness of Humanity to strike a unifying note at the close of the for One World Bearing Witness.  Each representative gave a short peace message from their respective regions followed by prayers for each country of the world and all the indigenous nations.

Andrea Solano – Argentina

Caroline Uchima – Scotland

Mojima Etokudo – Nigeria

Deb Musgrove – Australia

The powerful message of peace, May Peace Prevail On Earth, radiated through the internet to global participants and we truly became ONE WORLD BEARING WITNESS.

May Peace Prevail On Earth

Infinite Gratitude to our Peace Reps who represented the regions of the regions of the world!

“ World Peace Prayer Ceremony” held in Art Gallery in Potenza, ITALY

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Happy Holidays from ITALY!

We held a World Peace Prayer Ceremony in the Galleria Idearte De Lo Re Grazia in Potenza, Italy.

Submitted by:
VITO PALLADINO

Peace Pole at the Amenia Strawberry Festival 2017-Amenia, NY-USA

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Beautiful hand carved wooden Peace Pole in Tomkins Cove, New York-USA

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Greetings,

Here are some photographs of the recent planting of a hand carved wooden Peace Pole in Tomkins Cove, NY (about an hour north of New York City). The Peace Pole bears the universal peace message “May Peace Prevail On Earth”  in English, Spanish, Arabic and Wappinger (the language of the most local indigenous people).

  

We are happy to be part of the worldwide network of Peace Poles.

Thank you,
Alan Levin
www.SacredRiverHealing.org

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