Pondering, Painting & Planting Peace Poles
Saturday, October 2, 2021
9am – 4pm
The Oratory Center for Spirituality
Leader: Claudia Fulshaw
Description: A fun day to learn about and create a Peace Pole for your yard, garden or community. The Peace Pole movement started in Japan in response to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Masahisa Goi, the originator, dedicated his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Peace Poles bear this message, typically in different languages, on each of the four sides of the pole and are now seen all over the world. Paint your own Peace Pole in an array of colors with this message and/or your own thoughts, quotes, prayers, or poetry, with the intention of spreading a little more peace, love and light in this world. Help with lettering or design will be offered as well as ideas for dedicating your Peace Pole once “planted” in the location of your choosing.
All materials are included!
- 4” x 4” x 3’ pressure-treated wood post
- solar light cap
- paints and brushes
- lettering guides and stencils
- clear coat to protect your Peace Pole from the elements
- metal stake for planting your Peace Pole
- Pondering Peace questions
- History and meaning of Peace Poles
Safety Protocols: Everyone will be required to wear a mask while inside The Oratory facilities and tables and chairs will be socially distanced.