The planting of Peace Poles was started in Japan as a grassroots project in 1976. They are an internationally recognised symbol for peace and it is estimated that there are now over 250,000 Peace Poles across the globe.
Peace Poles have four or more sides displaying the message ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ on each side. Any of the world’s different languages may be used to reflect the Peace Pole’s local community, their wishes for the wider world or areas of conflict.
Planting a Peace Pole is a way of bringing people together. They are a constant reminder and focal point for us to visualize and act to create world peace in all areas of our lives – social, environmental, political and in business. Planting a Peace Pole connects you to others around the world wishing to stimulate a cultural shift in attitude and a greater awareness of the process of peace.
Peace Poles are handmade in the UK at Allanton Peace Sanctuary in Scotland and shipped around the world.
Poles are made from recycled PVC windows. They are 2.5m tall, 2m when planted. Their four sides are long enough for two messages to be printed on each side. A brass plaque in providing information in Braille can be added.
More information: allantonpeacesanctuary.org/peace-poles-project