Gathering for peace

Pacifica Peace People members install another pole in Pacifica, this one in front of St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. Photo courtesy Linda Peebles

In our continuing work to create a culture of peace in our community, Pacifica Peace People will be “planting” peace poles throughout our hometown. Embodying the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, these poles say, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in four languages.

Our most recent peace pole was dedicated at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church, 1500 Perez Drive, on Jan. 18, the day our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Rev. Kathy Crary said she was delighted to receive this gift, and talked about the importance of working for peace and justice in our community.

More than 250,000 peace poles stand worldwide in silent vigil for peace on earth. They are in every country and even at remote places like the North Pole.

Our peace poles are from May Peace Prevail International, which promotes peace around the world. You can read more about their goals and activities and see the peace poles they offer at www.worldpeace.org.

You can also contribute to our fund to enable us to purchase more poles for schools, churches, libraries or other public places. For more information or to contribute to poles, please contact: deliaforpeace39@gmail.com.

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