Literal translation of the article has been provided below.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Dear all, surely you already saw our peace pillar outside the Lutheran Church in Stockerau. In the beginning, some of you might have thought; “is this a new billboard?”
But when we placed the words on the Peace Pole last November, you all realized: Peace is the Subject! Möge Frieden auf Erden sein!
The common wish “May Peace Prevail on Earth” will be the realization that people of all nations, traditions and religions begin to reflect and get closer with one another.
In our global society we cannot afford to only care for our own and condemn everything else as the foreigner – the stranger.
Worldwide there are thousands of similar peace reminders and monuments like his one, in difference places, in a variety of different materials, colors & shapes and in many many languages.
“Peace Acupuncture for this world”- This is the term our artist Mr. Leo Pfisterer refers to Peace Poles, that have been planted into the ground.
As Christians of the Protestant Church we do not think that planting a Peace Pole makes our world automatically more peaceful.
It would be wonderful if it was that simple.
A person who views the daily news or who simply walks through life with open eyes, will quickly realize how human beings fight with one other on a small or large scale,
for such reasons such as hate, lust for power, jealousy, greed and how many are caught in a vicious circle of violence and terror.
How wonderful it would be, if we can change human beings.