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Mindfulness Monday: Practice Being Peaceful
Monday, September 11, 2017 11:35 AM

Did you know Anwatin is an International Peace Site?  Located in our courtyard is a peace pole that symbolizes the oneness of humanity and our common wish for a world at peace.  Today Principal Ellen greeted students sharing a message of peace and reflection on this anniversary of September 11th.  Today and everyday we encourage our students to practice being peaceful toward themselves, towards on another, and toward their environment.  Join us in 10 Days of Peace leading up to International Peace Day on Thursday, September 21st.  Click here to learn more about The Peace Pole Project.

What is the Peace Pole Project?

The Peace Pole Project, started in Japan, was launched with a dedication to uplift humankind toward harmony rather than conflict. "War begins with thoughts of war... peace begins with thoughts of peace. The Peace Pole reminds us to keep peace ever present in our thoughts."

A Peace Pole is a handcrafted monument that displays the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" on each side of the pole written in four to sixteen languages reflecting the community’s population. A Peace Pole is a permanent, wooden pole that can be planted in a school or community courtyard or garden to act as a constant reminder for us to visualize and promote a just and peaceful world. 

Over 200,000 Peace Poles have been planted in 180 countries throughout the world.