October 30th, 14:00 -15:00 pm EDT, Peace Pole Ceremony with Rev. Rosemary Hyde
Please feel free to go through the pictures and videos of the Lpnow community members to see the love and friendship as we all make the Peace Poles (Big-Small) from different locations in the world proves nothing if not that The LPNow family is Global, yet Connected.
Click here to watch the video Rev.Rosemary Hyde planting the PeacePole handcrafted by Lizzie in the neighborhood💏💏
Click here to the video of a social experience of handcrafting small Peace Poles by our Community Members and Peacemakers.
Now that you see how much this project is bringing people together in Love and Peace, we invite you to make your own Peace Pole, whether it is outside or inside, large or small. Make your own and join us for our first annual Peace Pole Ceremony - online. We'll have music and a blessing by Rev. Rosemary while we each share our poles and what they mean to us.
The Peace Pole Project was started in Japan by Masahisa Goi (1916 – 1980), who dedicated his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth”. Mr. Goi was greatly affected by the destruction caused by World War II and the atomic bombs which fell on the city of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. His desire to assist in the creation of world peace was answered when in 1955, the Peace Message, May Peace Prevail On Earth, came to him in a moment of great inspiration and deep prayer.
Extraordinary locations include, but not limited to: Magnetic North Pole, Canada. Pyramids of El Giza, Egypt. Confucius Burial Site, Taiwan. Jordan River, Israel. Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima. 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah, U.S.A. Movie, “Catch and Release,” 2006. TV series, “Criminal Minds”, season 8, episode 11.
Rosemary is the founder and president of Living Peace Now. She grew up Irish Catholic in Rhode Island, and entered the convent immediately after graduating from high school. Despite her love for things spiritual, she became aware that her spiritual path did not follow prescribed Catholic beliefs, and she finished college outside the convent. After graduating, she received a Fulbright scholarship to study and teach in France. While there, she did Masters and doctoral work in psychology and linguistics. After returning to the U.S., she finished her doctorate in Psycholinguistics (Psychology of Communication) at St. Louis University. She lived in Missouri for 35 years, as a wife and mother, and also as professor and administrator at St. Louis Community College. She worked with area schools to create Service Learning programs that engaged students in serving poor communities for class credit. During those years, she also studied and practiced Unity principles and spirituality. Since retiring from teaching, Rev. Rosemary has become an internationally certified homeopathic practitioner, and a Board certified chaplain and spiritual counselor. She has also fulfilled her lifelong calling to ministry by being ordained both as an Interfaith minister and as a Unity minister and teacher. Rev. Rosemary is delighted to serve as co-minister of Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rosemary posts a series titled “The Way Forward” in Living Peace Now. She shares new ways of thinking. For Living Peace Now, she is focusing on sharing with everyone the universal laws and principles by which we can discover and use our power as enlightened beings to create Peace and greater light and love around us. She is posting lessons and leading conversations with Peacemakers, and she is available for individual spiritual coaching to help leaders discover and live their spiritual authority.