World Peace Forum-LUXEMBOURG

July 26th, 2016

Group gathered to participate in the World Peace Flag (mandala) Ceremony in the room of the European Union Assembly Hall in Luxembourg on May 25th, 2016.

Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS Representative

Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS Representative

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MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH

Dagmar Berkenburg,
WPPS Munich Germany

Desk Peace Pole for new headmaster of German School-Munich, GERMANY

July 19th, 2016

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On the far left in the photograph is the German School System reformer, Mr. Otto Herz.

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Mr. Herz designed this  peace card  and he opened the way for me to the UNESCO School’s Germany website which then suggested a flag mandala for their 2016 Project Day.

Whenever Mr. Herz attends school events as a speaker, he takes something from WPPS with him – if it feels right to him.

Last week he spoke at the headmaster’s farewell of a large German “Gemeinschaftsschule“ and gave the new headmaster  (on far right in photograph) a desktop Peace Pole.

Love,
Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS
Munich Germany office

World Peace Flag Ceremony in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday, NYC-USA

July 13th, 2016
His Holiness the Dalai Lama signing May Peace Prevail On Earth, 1989

His Holiness the Dalai Lama signing May Peace Prevail On Earth, 1989

His Holiness the Dalai Lama turned 81 on July 6th and a grand celebration gala was hosted in New York City to mark this occasion.  The evening gala was organized and sponsored by the Tibet House US, The Tibet Fund, Gaia Holistic and Orphans International Worldwide, and held at the Essex House between 6:30 and 9:30pm

The evening started with remarks by Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura, President of Gaia Holistic Health and Lobsang Nyandak, Executive Director of The Tibet Fund, followed by Prayers for Compassion and Long Life for His Holiness led by Geshe Tasha Dorjee, Geshe Thupten Wangdu and Phakyab Rinpoche.  Congratulatory remarks followed by guests who represented various other supportive organizations and individuals along with Tibetan songs by Tenzin Dolkar.

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The World Peace Flag Ceremony closed the evening gala with a room full of enthusiastic guests with flag bearers taking the stage to send compassion to every corner of the globe.  It was a most befitting way to celebrate the birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the spirit of compassion, love and harmony filling the hearts of all guests radiating out to the world.

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My peace be in Tibet
May Peace Prevail On Earth

A vigil held at The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY was an urgent “call to peace” for the victims of the Orlando, Florida shooting. USA

June 27th, 2016

On Friday, June 18, 2016, staff of The World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS), along with concerned and caring community members, gathered in honor of each person who surrendered their life during the Orlando mass shooting, leaving behind loved ones and a nation in mourning.

The name and age of each of the 49 victims was announced and repeated together in unison as we made our way up the Peace Path, pausing at each Peace Pole, sending heartfelt wishes to each of the 193 UN members states.

The group closed each statement by announcing the universal peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth.”

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We thank each and every person for joining us.

May Peace Prevail in the USA!

May Peace Prevail On Earth!

Staff at The World Peace Sanctuary
headquarters of WPPS

Laguna Hills California Peace Pole Project, Laguna Hills California-USA

May 25th, 2016

We held our Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony at Laguna Hills High School on 9-11-15 which was filmed and shown at the school on the International Day of Peace (September 21st).

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The Laguna Hills High School PTSA sponsored the Peace Pole Project which was dedicated to promote peace, tolerance and inclusion. Students celebrated with Peace essays and song.

The PTSA members believe strongly in the value of diversity and hope this to be a visible sign and reminder to everyone in our school community that peace at Laguna Hills High School is the focus.

Thanks, this was a great success.
Susan Collins

Sending Prayers to the People of Japan- Jenin, West Bank-PALESTINE

May 23rd, 2016

April 24, 2016

Dear World Peace,

I hope you are doing well and the world be full of Peace and love.
Please find the attached pictures from our Center the Jenin Creative Cultural Center in solidarity with Japan.
You can use them to show that the children of Palestine wish Peace to the world and they deserve better future.

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My best wishes,

Yousef
Director of J3C
Jenin Creative Cultural Centre
Al-yamouny Building, 4th Floor
Al-azhar Street
Jenin, West Bank, Palestine

 

 

Peace from Boulder, Colorado-USA

May 18th, 2016

May 16, 2016

Hi,

Peace Pole in front of a Japanese restaurant on Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado!

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Lots of peace and love in the air here!

Tom Guerrera

Peace Pole to Deputy Governor-NIGERIA, AFRICA

May 17th, 2016

Our meeting today was with the Deputy of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency Mr Moses Ekpo, MFR at the exco chambers of old Governor’s office and 18 members of The World Peace Prayers Society (WPPS) Nigeria Chapter. The event was colorful!

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A Desktop Peace Pole, Peace Button, Stickers, past program of event for IDP, a Compendium of Events of WPPS Nigeria photo booklet, and background information about WPPS was presented to the deputy governor while stickers were distributed to all.

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A peace song I composed with the peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth ” was sung by all.

Amongst the issues we discussed, was the 2016 International Day of Peace, inclusion of the peace message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in the state program and for him to become a member / adviser of WPPS in Nigeria, which he accepted.

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We need your prayers for more successful plans in Nigeria for WPPS in 2016 and in the future.

At the end of our meeting, the deputy governor took a photograph with the group.

Press coverage in both print and electronic is now going on.

Attached are a few photographs and more to come when the photographer and videographer submit their work.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute my little quota for peace in this regard.

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Sincerely,

Mojima Etokudo
WPPS, Peace Representative
Nigeria, AFRICA

Austrian region requests a Peace Pole planting for peace festival–Waldhausen, AUSTRIA

May 9th, 2016

September 4th 2016

Every three years, the Austrian Society  “Waldrose“ gives an award to individuals or organisations in Europe working for peace.

The next Award Ceremony will be held on September 4th in Waldhausen, Upper Austria.

To prepare for the event, the Austrian Society sent a circular to all schools in the region proposing that teachers and pupils plant a Peace Pole on the school property prior to September 4th.

Click the following link to view the circular:
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One of the Society members, a headmaster,  already planted a Peace Pole on his school campus and offers advice & help in a circular.

The Waldrose Society also suggests that the schools hold peace prayers in various languages and with various religions.

At the Peace Festival in September, the schools will give a short presentation on how they organized their school peace event.

The World Peace Prayer Society-Europe Office now sends out various translations of MPPOE both on a Peace Pole signs or per email.

Dagmar Berkenberg
WPPS
Europe Office

 

Earth Day & ASPCA “save a horse day” Peace Pole Dedication Ceremony-Dover Plains, NY-USA

May 4th, 2016

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Ann Marie Robustelli, from The World Peace Sanctuary, was invited to present a World Peace Flag Ceremony in honor of ASPCA “save a horse day” held at the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Farm.

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A Peace Pole re-dedication ceremony was also part of the Earth Day’s weekend celebration.