Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 81
WorLdPEACE T praYersociety here’s a good chance that you have seen a peace pole somewhere in your life. The World Peace Prayer Society’s peace poles have been planted in cities and parks, gardens and sacred sites, in meeting places, universities and government institutions. They are found at sites such as the Pyramids of El Giza, Egypt, Peace Day participants in the Philippines gather around a Peace Pole and the Magnetic North Pole in Canada, and they are promoting healing of conflict in places like Sarajevo and the Allenby Bridge between Israel and Jordan. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world, each carved with the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in several languages, and planted with prayers and intent for peace. These poles are the foundation of WPPS’s work, they are a place for people to gather and hold ceremonies. Often these ceremonies are the opening or closing for larger events, for conferences or holidays. When you plant a Peace Pole in your community, you are linking with people all over the world who have planted their Poles in the same spirit of peace. The poles vary in size, some as large as 15 feet tall, and others that sit on a desktop. Families in Iraq commemorate Peace Day www.worldpeaceemerging.com 81
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