In 1988 the World Peace Prayer Society was incorporated as a non-profit, non-sectarian organization and established its world headquarters in New York City-USA.
The first seeds of the movement to spread the Universal Message and Prayer, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”, were planted in Ishikawa, Japan where a small gathering of peace workers joined Masahisa Goi to listen to his philosophy and visions for a better world. Masahisa Goi came to be respected as a great master in his field throughout Japan and his ideals for peace on earth gained much support.
Masahisa Goi encouraged creative ways in order to carry the message to public view. In 1976, the idea of placing the Peace Message and Prayer on poles began to gain popularity. This was the first impulse which led to the beginnings of the Peace Pole Project.
In 1990, the Society was accepted as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in affiliation with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.
In 2001, the Society’s headquarters was moved to its present location at the World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, New York-USA.
Over half a century has passed since the introduction of the Universal Message and Prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth. The vision of the founder Masahisa Goi has been embraced by people the world over. Over 200,000 Peace Poles have been dedicated by friends and supporters in every country in the world. The World Peace Prayer and Flag Ceremonies have been presented on every continent and in every major city throughout the world. Most importantly, the peace Prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth lives and resonates in the hearts of our global community.
In 2019, after celebrating the 30th anniversary of our incorporation (2018), we have formally changed our name to; MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH INTERNATIONAL to assist us in spreading our message to a wider global audience.
To this day, the movement to spread the Universal Message and Prayer, May Peace Prevail On Earth, continues to unfold in the spirit of love, peace and global oneness.
More information at https://www.worldpeace.org/