Rotary Peace Communities & Friendship Monuments
What Is A Peace Pole?
“The Peace Pole is the internationally recognized symbol of peace, with it’s purpose to promote multicultural understanding, conflict resolution and world peace consciousness.”
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted 8 foot high pole, planted, in the ground, or on a base, and carved out of Western Red Cedar, with natural plant resin oil. It has 8 sides, with a Plexiglas plaque on each side that displays the message and prayer, “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, on each of its eight sides, in different languages. The Peace Pole in Wellington, Florida has English, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Arabic and Russian on the sides.
Peace Poles Around The World
There are more than 250,000 Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world, dedicated as monuments to peace. Peace Poles are in simple places, such as churches and gardens. Others are located at extraordinary places, such as at the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt; the United Nations Assembly, N. Y.; the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.; UNESCO, N. Y.; the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna Austria. These Peace Poles serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace.
Mayors, clergy and civic leaders throughout the world have planted Peace Poles to dedicate their areas, cities and towns to world peace. Both political leaders, such as former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton and religious leaders, such as Pope John Paul II, Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama, have dedicated Peace Poles
acknowledgements to the Rotary Club of Wellington, Florida, USA
posted by RGHF Webmaster, Greg Barlow. April, 2009
DPUIC/RGHF/Peace Pole – Peace Project
4 sided Peace Pole, one of a kind, presented to and accepted by Dr. Varakorn. with 8 plaques reading…”May Peace Prevail On Earth”, and “May Peace Be in Our Communities,” in English, Thai, Japanese and Tagalog featured.
There are Rotary Peace Poles in Marin and San Francisco, Maui, and Monuments in Phils, Pattaya, Aus-Wagga…Geoff has all the info.
RGHF will be honored as the actual Donor of the Pole, along with a few hundred dollars, if requested, for flowers, or plaque, or Ceremony in June 2012.
Dr. Phichai Tovivich may be asked to speak at the Ceremony; probably a Buddhist monk and a blessing, and some Professional photo shoot pictures.
Also on the Pole is “International Day of Peace September 21” and “rotarypeacecities.info”
The Peace Pole was donated by the World Peace Prayer Society (WPPS) and the Peace Pole Project…for Rotary Peace Projects….
Photos are especially requested for inclusion in multiple newsletters, reports and Blogs, as well as FB.
Keep me posted, my friends, May Peace Prevail On Earth
RGHF member, Jeffrey Reiss
With assistance from Pat Chumvadhana, DPUIC Bangkok, Thailand
Managed by Jack Selway