September 14th, 2016
A Peace Pole has been installed at Chesapeake City Hall in Chesapeake Virginia by our “Sister City Committee” in honor of our “sister city” Joinville, Brazil.
The original Peace Pole was dedicated in 2003.
After many years of serving the people it was time to update the Peace Pole so we may add additional sister city languages to the Peace Pole.
The 6-sided, 6-foot Peace Pole is handcrafted from local cedar, cypress and pine, and capped with a cypress knee (root of a Cypress tree) that takes on many forms depending on the light.
The peace prayer “May Peace Prevail On Earth” is in English, Spanish, Portuguese, American sign language and Braille.
September 13th, 2016
An Austrian lady celebrated her 70th birthday on May 21st 2016. Her wish was to dedicate a Peace Pole in 12 languages at a location to be visible by tourists and mountain hikers.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
September 8th, 2016
Attached is a picture of a Peace Pole that was dedicated to Ms. Christine DeTroy (pictured second from the left). Christine grew up in Germany during WW-II and has dedicated her life to spreading peace. The Peace Pole will be planted on June 12th, 2016 at the Brunswick United Methodist Church later this summer. We intend to fill the Peace Pole with the prayers for peace from many in our community.
BUMC Mission Committee Chairman
August 30th, 2016
Horton Center in Gorham NH is the site of the New Hampshire United Church of Christ Outdoor Ministries summer camp. Horton Center is on top of Pine Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
During one of the middle school camper weeks in July-2016, we blessed a new Peace Pole plate each day at the morning worship time. Each evening it is the tradition of Horton Center to sing Shalom around the Peace Pole and we were able to have each new language plate in place for the evening shalom circle. This Peace Pole now has 12 languages. We also sang Shalom in Spanish and Shona as well as English.
The photos shows the group of campers and volunteers who were part of this project in front of the Peace Pole and on top of Chapel Rock blessing the final Peace Pole language plate, which is Farsi. Rev. Carolyn Kelig blessed each one by having all of us touch the plate and sharing some words and a prayer for each plate.
Peace Pole Owner- Horton Center, New Hampshire United Church of Christ
Contact : Rev. Mollie Landers-Hatt, Director of Outdoor Ministries
Peace Pole plate addition- July 10-16
Horton Center, PO Box J Gorham NH 03581
Peace and blessings,
August 29th, 2016
Three of us, Boni Fanning, Lynn Rauer, and I, donated this Peace Pole to our town – Windsor – in honor of its 125 year anniversary. We wanted to honor Windsor’s history through the languages chosen – Germans for the Germans who came here from Russia, Russian for our people who speak Russian, Spanish for our community, and English as our common language.
This location – the Windsor Community Garden – was chosen for its quiet, contemplative surrounding as well as for the fact that many people travel this part of the Poudre Trail. Some come through walking, some running, some on bicycles, and even some on roller blades. No matter how people come through, they will now have a place to sit, rest a while, and contemplate the meaning of the Peace Pole.
Each language shares the same message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” This is a simple, non-debatable message. It’s loving, universal, and a silent reminder for ALL life on earth.
Words carry vibrations strong enough to inspire, heal, and transform the human heart as well as the Kingdom of plants, animals and all creation. “May Peace Prevail on Earth” is an all inclusive message and prayer. It is a meeting place of the heart bringing together people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the Oneness of our planetary family. The message is intended to embrace the lands and people of this Earth.
Written and submitted by: Julie Legg
August 18th, 2016
The Peace Pole with the 20 language plates were recently installed.
As a reminder the wooden Peace Pole itself is from 2001-there are 12 language plates on the Peace Pole and 8 around the base.
The languages are a combination of the most common ones spoken in the world as well as those of current Georgian Court University, faculty, staff and students.
Michael F. Gross, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Academic Program Development
Professor of Biology
Georgian Court University, NJ
Photo courtesy of Georgian Court University
August 15th, 2016
On May 28, 2016 a Peace Pole was dedicated in Pine Bush, New York in the town park in Crawford.
A Peace Pole will be dedicated next Saturday in Wappingers Falls, to follow with another Peace Pole in Goshen & Kinder Hook in September and one in Cornwall High School in December.
The local Rotary District 7210, has approximately 30 Peace Poles planted and dedicated so far.
Respectfully submitted by,
Doug Martin Sturomski Peace Chair – Rotary Dist. 7210
“In times of War BELLS were melted down to make Cannons but in time of PEACE Cannons are melted down to make BELLS!”
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
MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH
WPPS Munich Germany
July 19th, 2016
On the far left in the photograph is the German School System reformer, Mr. Otto Herz.
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.
Dagmar Berkenberg, WPPS
Munich Germany office
July 13th, 2016
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.
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.
My peace be in Tibet
May Peace Prevail On Earth