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History of Peace Poles, poles around the world and the Broward Peace Pole project sponsored by Choose Peace/Stop Violence

History of Peace Poles, poles around the world and the Broward Peace Pole project sponsored by Choose Peace/Stop Violence

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  • 1. May Peace be in our homes May Peace be in our communities May Peace be in our hearts
  • 2. Peace Poles Extraordinary People Extraordinary Places Extraordinary Journeys
  • 3. Estimated 200,000 Peace Poles are planted in in the world in over 190 countries
  • 4. United Nations
  • 5. Peace Mountain - Slovakia
  • 6. Azerbaijan
  • 7. Germany Spain
  • 8. Machu Picchu, Peru
  • 9. Uruguay
  • 10. Philippines
  • 11. Union Square - 911
  • 12. Malaysia
  • 13. Giza, Egypt
  • 14. Bethelem
  • 15. Peace Palace, The Hague The Netherlands
  • 16. Florida International University, Miami
  • 17. UCLA University of California, Los Angeles
  • 18. Barbados Australia Ukraine Great Britain
  • 19. Sierra Leone, Africa
  • 20. Mount Fuji, Japan
  • 21. Manhattan
  • 22. Pentagon
  • 23. Robben Island -South Africa remembering Nelson Mandela
  • 24. Mother Theresa
  • 25. Pope John Paul II
  • 26. Loretta King Scott
  • 27. Dalai Lama
  • 28. Jane Goodall, Ground Zero
  • 29. Journey from USA to Bagdad, Iraq
  • 30. Journey across the border between Nepal - China
  • 31. US Veterans – Journey to Saigon, Vietnam
  • 32. Journey to Mount Everest, Nepal
  • 33. History A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually 3 to 5 additional translations. The message is referred to as a peace prayer. The first peace poles outside Japan were constructed in 1983. Since then, an estimated 200,000 have been planted around the world in over 190 countries.
  • 34. • The idea of Peace Poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi after WWII in Japan. • Mr. Goi believed that the message and prayer, has the capacity to bring people of various cultures, faiths, and traditions together in the spirit of universal love and oneness by unifying the global heart and mind. • The first seeds of peace were planted in 1955 in Ishikawa, Japan where a small gathering of peace workers gathered around Mr. Goi to listen to his philosophy and visions for a better world. This was the beginning of the World Peace Prayer Society, a genuine peace movement to spread the message and prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth.
  • 35. • In 1976, the idea of placing the Peace Message and Prayer on poles began to gain popularity. • When Mr. Goi passed on in 1980, his adopted daughter, Masami Saionji, inherited his legacy and was appointed Chairperson of The World Peace Prayer Society. • The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY, is the international home and headquarters of the World Peace Prayer Society, The Peace Pole Project and Peace Pals International.
  • 36. Peace Poles for Extraordinary schools Extraordinary students Extraordinary teachers
  • 37. Broward Peace Pole Project
  • 38. 2011 • Charles Drew Elementary 2012 • Griffin Elementary • Sunrise Middle • Atlantic Tech. High School
  • 39. Beachside Montessori 2013 Everglades Elementary McFatter Tech. High School
  • 40. 2014 Cypress Bay Elem. Dania Beach Project Deerfield Beach Elem. J.P. Taravella High School Bair Middle School
  • 41. United Way of Broward County Fort Lauderdale, Florida