Peace Pole Dedicated in Cornwall
On 21st September, International Day of Prayer for Peace, a Peace Poke was unveiled and dedicated at Mount Charles.
Peace poles were the brain child of Maschisa Goi; the first one was planted in Japan in 1955. Since then, more than 100,000 have been placed around the world in 180 countries, although sadly there are not many in Great Britain. A peace pole displays the words of the universal peace prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the language of the country where it has been placed, and usually in 3 to 5 other translations. On the Mount Charles pole the four languages used are English, Cornish, Arabic and Hebrew.
International Day of Prayer for Peace has been commemorated at Mount Charles Church every year since 2007. However, praying for peace is not something we should do only once a year. Hopefully the peace pole will serve as a constant reminder to us all of the importance of praying for peace every day.