"Peace begins in the heart and mind of each individual. As war begins with thoughts of war, Peace begins with thoughts of Peace. The Peace Pole reminds us to keep Peace ever-present in our thoughts. As we learn to honor one another, our environment, plants, animals and all creation on Earth, the vision of global Peace will gradually become a natural way of life, a true culture of Peace."
The Peace Pole Project started in Japan in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, who decided to dedicate his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in response to the bombings on Hiroshima. Peace Poles are handcrafted monuments erected the world over as international symbols of Peace. Their purpose is to spread the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language, one on each side.
Peace Poles can be found in town squares, city halls, schools, places of worship, parks, and gardens - any place where the spirit of Peace is embraced by people of good will. Since the beginning of the project over 200,000 Peace Poles have been planted in over 200 countries around the world.
If you would to see a Peace Pole at your school, park, city hall, place of worship, etc...contact us and we can help you make that happen.
You can find Peace Poles.... in South Carolina :
Circular Church, Charleston S.C.
Brittlebank Park, Charleston S.C. (donated, 2008, by Charleston Peace One Day, Circular Church, Morris Brown AME Church and Unity)
Academic Magnet High School, N. Charleston S.C.
Sandy Ridge Girl Scout Camp, Bennetsville S.C.
Planted by College of Charleston STudents and/or Charleston Peace One Day in partnership with school/business/or neighborhood: 2011
2 @ Remedy Market, Spring Street, Charleston, SC
Memminger Elementry School, Charleston, SC
North Charleston High School, North Charleston, SC
Sanders-Clyde Elementary/Middle School, Charleston, SC (special thanks: Justice USA)
Buist Academy, Ms. Ondo 1st Grade, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Northwoods Middle School, Charleston, SC
Early Childhood Development Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Bogarden, Community Garden, Bogart St. Charleston, SC
Starbucks, East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
Hursey Elementary School, North Charleston, SC (in progress)
NORTH CHARLESTON HIGH PEACE POLE CELEBRATION JANUARY 2012 (Below)
Peace Pole Planting at the Early Childhood Development Center, College of Charleston campus....Planted by Sociology of Peace students/CofC. You can see that children have painted their hand prints on the pole. There are 8 languages expressing, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." See ECDC blog: http://blogs.cofc.edu/ecdc/
PEACE POLE PLANTING AT STARBUCKS EAST BAY....IN CHARLESTON....NOVEMBER 2011
(Bogarden Community Garden Charleston SC)
(Memminger Global School)
(Sanders Clyde Elementary/Middle School)
(YMCA Cannon Street Charleston, SC)
(Northwoods Middle School Charleston, SC)