PEACE POLE AT STONY POINT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Stony Point, NY-USA
April 21st, 2013
The Stony Point Presbyterian Church in Stony Point, NY planted a Peace Pole on Sunday, April 21st. The church community spent the past two years studying the timely issues of gun violence and peacemaking. After the horror of Newtown, CT and other senseless tragedies, Stony Point decided to plant a Peace Pole on their grounds to show the world that they, too, abhor violence and pray for peace on Earth.
The church expressed their intention in the invitation to the event: “By planting this pole we seek to have our voices for peace heard. When a Peace Pole is planted in one’s community, we are linking with people all over the world who have planted Peace Poles in the same spirit of peace. May Peace Prevail on Earth.”
Deborah Moldow, WPPS UN Representative, recited the prayer in Japanese, and then led a World Peace Prayer Ceremony with flags of many nations around the Peace Pole.