Other Peace Monuments
Around the World
See special section below on Clara Halter.
See special section below on George Nakashima.
See special section below on Worldwide Peace Marker Project.
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Date? - Peace Monument, Peace Park, Labuan, Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan (Malaysia). 1988 - International University for Peace (Unipaz), Brasilia (Brazil). Stated aims are to "contribute to UNESCO’s vision for a global culture of peace" through its campuses, programmes in schools and workshops for adults. The rector of the University is Pierre Weil. April 17, 1994 - Peace Door, World Plaza, Independence Temple, Community of Christ, Independence, Missouri (USA). In 1874, the Community of Christ adopted as its official seal a lion and lamb led by a child with the words "Peace" underneath. Every day at 1:30 pm, a Prayer for Peace is held in the temple. The Community of Christ International Peace Award has been bestowed annually since 1993 (except 1996). April 12, 2002 - Swords Into Plowshares Peace Monument, World Plaza, Independence Temple, Community of Christ, Independence, Missouri (USA). Sculpted by Dave Martin. Dedicated by Ela Ghandi, recipient of the 2002 Community of Christ International Peace Award. May 2006 - The "Give Peace a Chance" Hotel Suite (Suite 1742), Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec (Canada). "John Lennon and Yoko Ono placed Suite 1742 in the international spotlight during their Bed-In in May 1969. The highlight of the world's most famous bed-in was John Lennon's composition of the song Give Peace A Chance which he wrote and recorded in the suite. To commemorate the 37th anniversary, the hotel is offering the Give Peace a Chance package." July 19, 1996 - Monumento a la Paz, Tegucigalpa (Honduras). "El monumento y cerro han sido parte de la vida de los capitalinos y ha tenido momentos oscuros y olvidados. Por años el sitio fue talado de sus árboles y victima de constante de fuegos, pero su situación esta cambiando. Un plan de renovación ideado por la Alcaldía Municipal del Distrito Central incluye su reforestación y la construcción de un megaparque. Sus propósitos son el rescate ecológico de este pulmón de la capital y brindar a Tegucigalpa un lugar de recreo para las familias." 1995 - Cornerstone of Peace Okinawa (Japan). Site of bloodiest battle in human history. Date? - "Banner of Peace" Monument, Kambanite, Sofia (Bulgaria). June 29, 2007 - Tehran Peace Monument, City Park, Tehran (Iran). Unveiled on the 20th anniverary of the chemical attack on the town of Sardashi in northwestern Iran. Depicts a white dove mounted on a marble pedestal and decorated by a message in six languages: "That terrible suffering gave us a new understanding of the cruelty of war, the terror of weapons of mass destruction, and the importance of peace. Until the day when all people on Earth can live in peace, we will continuously send messages of peace to the world." The Tehran Peace Museum (qv) was dedicated on the same day 150 meters from the monument.
Peace Monuments by Clara Halter:
Three peace monuments given to other countries by the Government of France.
Click here for website of the Wall for Peace.
March 30, 2000 - Mur pour la Paix/Wall for Peace, Champs de Mars, Paris (France). Betweeen Ecole Militaire and Eiffel Tower. May 28, 2003 - Tower of Peace, Sennaya Ploschad, St. Petersburg (Russia). For St. Petersburg's 300th anniversary. July 2005 - Gates of Peace, Hiroshma (Japan). May 17-25, 2006 - Les Tentes de la Paix, Jerusalem (Israel). "Une vingtaine de tentes et d’une toile de 160 mètres de longueur sur 70 mètres de largeur, imprimées du mot "paix" calligraphié par l’artiste dans plus de 50 langues et 18 alphabets."
Peace Tables (Altars) by George Nakashima:
Three peace tables given to other countries by mastercraftsman George Nakashima [1905-1990] of New Hope, Pennsylvania (USA).
Click here for website of Nakashima's on-going company.
1986 - Peace Table #1 for USA, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, New York (USA). Dedicated with a concert for Peace conducted by Leonard Bernstein. February 29, 1996 - Peace Table #3 for Asia, Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion, International Zone, Auroville, Tamil Nadu (India). The Auroville community sprang from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, where George Nakashima was once a disciple. June 26, 2001 - Peace Table #2 for Europe, Russian Academy of Art, Prechistenka, Moscow (Russia). Future - Peace Table #4 for Africa, Desmond Tutu Peace Center, Capetown (South Africa).
Worldwide Peace Marker Project (WPMP):
Eight "points of peace" (POP) in eight different countries.
Click here for website of Worldwide Peace Marker Project (WPMP).
November 30, 2002 - Peace Marker USA (Point of Peace #1), Rubicond Park, Cape Coral, Florida (USA). November 30, 2002 - Peace Marker Bosnia-Herzegovin (Point of Peace #2), Zenica Museum of Art (Bosnia-Herzegovina). March 12, 2004 - Peace Marker Germany, Point of Peace #3, Lord Mayor's Offce, Kassel (Germany). June 20, 2004 - Peace Marker Canada, Point of Peace #4, Spruce Pine Acres, Newfoundland (Canada). August 15, 2005 - Peace Marker Japan, Point of Peace #5, "Bells of Peace" Plaza, Hitbachi, Ibariki (Japan). Image shows "Bells of Peace" Plaza. March 8, 2006 - Peace Marker Republic of Turkey, Point of Peace #6, Freedom Park, Isanbul (Turkey). Image shows Freedom Park. July 6, 2006 - Peace Marker Republic of Lebanon, Point of Peace #7, International Center of Human Studies, Byblos (Lebanon). June 24, 2008 - Peace Marker Republic of Slovenia, Point of Peace #8, Tiité?, Litija Mayor (Slovenia). Image shows Mayor Rokavec accepting the Peace Marker. Please email your comments & questions to geovisual at comcast.net. Thank you.
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