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Peace Pole
Our Peace Pole reflects our commitment to peacemaking, and is a place for individual reflection and community gathering.
The Peace Pole Project was started by the World Peace Society, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to uniting people across the world through the universal saying: “May peace prevail on earth”. Since 1985, over 200,000 Peace Poles have been dedicated in over 190 countries around the world. They are found in town squares, in places of worship, in parks and city halls and schools – any place where the spirit of peace is embraced by people of good will. A Peace Pole was dedicated in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympics; there is one at the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, and at the Magnetic North Pole, and at Robben Island in South Africa.
The pole is a four-sided eight foot red cedar post. The phrase, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, is carved on each side in a different language. We have chosen English, Hebrew, Spanish and Miwok as the languages most representative of our faith tradition and our community.
Placed in our front lawn, it’s visible from the road, a sign to all who pass by of our hope in the biblical vision of shalom, when “all people shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks”, when “nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore.”
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