Grace Peace PoleDedicated June 16, 2019 on Peace with Justice Sunday
New Peace Pole Dedicated
The 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. The message often is referred to as a peace prayer.
The idea of Peace Poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan. The Peace Pole Project today is promoted by The World Peace Prayer Society, as well as other groups and individuals. The first Peace Poles outside Japan were constructed in 1983. Since then, more than 200,000 have been placed around the world in close to 200 countries. In the midst of a world often caught by war and violence, there is hope of a just and lasting Peace on Earth.
The Grace Church and Society Committee offer this Pole as our intention to continue to lead the congregation in ways that make for Peace on Earth, and good will to all persons. The pole represents our desire to work for peace and to encourage others as we remember Jesus’ words, “Blessed are the peacemakers; God has called them sons and daughters.”