The Peace Pole Project comes from The World Peace Prayer Society. It was started in 1955 in Japan by Masahisa Goi, a philosopher and spiritual leader. He decided to dedicate his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in response to the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A Peace Pole is an internationally-recognized symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. Each Peace Pole bears the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in different languages on each of its four or six sides. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in nearly every country in the world dedicated as monuments to peace.
Your church is invited to plant a Peace Pole at your location to highlight the important work you do to bring about world peace through inner peace. Your Peace Pole would symbolize your mission and simultaneously link your work with that of people of all faiths and nationalities worldwide who are striving for a better world.
Your Peace Pole may be purchased or hand-crafted locally, displaying the languages that are meaningful to your church. Each Peace Pole should be dedicated in a ceremony that can commemorate a special occasion.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God (Matthew 5:9)