Today’s installation of Mercy’s Peace Pole was the culmination of activities started by the Heritage Club in 2015. Its dedication was combined with a Prayer Service focused on the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concern of non-violence.
A Peace Pole is an international symbol and monument to peace. The pole has the words “May Peace Prevail On Earth” in different languages on each side. The Peace Pole Project was an initiative of The World Peace Prayer Society, an international non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the hearts of humanity through the universal message of peace. The Project transcends race, religion and politics to spread the message of peace. It is estimated that there are more than 200,000 Peace Poles around the world.
The Mercy Heritage Club read, “As we dedicate this Peace Pole today we stand with all those within the human family who work and pray for peace. May we be women and men of peace who sow love and understanding, speak for mercy and compassion and work for justice and the dignity of all people.”