thE PEACE POLE PROJECT
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 200,000 Peace Poles across the globe.
Our Peace Poles are handmade by our small team at Allanton Peace Sanctuary in Scotland and shipped around the world.
Questions? See our FAQ section below
What is a Peace Pole?
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.
Why Plant a Peace Pole?
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.
When are Peace Poles Planted?
You can plant a Peace Pole at anytime! Many people like to plant a Peace Pole at a significant community gathering, anniversary or World Peace day:
International Day of Peace 21st September
Hiroshima Day 6th August
Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January
International Day of Non-Violence October 2nd (the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi)
There are many days throughout the year that mark anniversaries – its not difficult to find an excuse.
Where are Peace Poles Planted?
Peace Poles have been planted and gifted by people like you and me in gardens, churches, schools, libraries, parks and other community locations.