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Almost 10 years ago we began our non-profit, Worldwide Peace Bell Foundation journey. Since then we have had three Promenades for Peace across and along the Hudson River. With Vision 2020 we are now half way toward our goal of 100 Peace Poles in the Hudson Valley and this month we will dedicate 7 and plant 3 or 4 more. These outward peace awareness symbols are now being matched with a student inner peace discovery project, a Peace Essay, Literacy Contests. These contests, dedicated to a Catholic boy and seven times, best-selling author of his “Heart Songs” bks., Mattie Stepanek, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattie_Stepanek was a friend of President Cater, who gave the eulogy at his funeral, dying at 13.   "What is Peace and how can I be a Peace Maker/Ambassador within my Family, School, Community, Country and the World?", is the title of these personal discovery essays which are targeted to upper elementary and middle school students http://www.mattieonline.com/

2500 + years ago the Essences in the Dead Sea Scrolls spoke of Peace as the Key to wisdom and understanding. Jesus Christ truly augmented this concept with his divine life of forgiveness, love and total sacrifice. Today the Abbot at the Monastery in Tibet spoke of Peace as the source of all things; in the presence of peace, all things are possible; love, compassion, and forgiveness. We believe “Peace”, both without and within, is something to take seriously, notice, ponder and act on as the sacred human beings we all are!

RC Ketcham HS Peace Pole

Once again this was one of the best Peace Pole dedication we have had and certainly the biggest...Location and landscaping perfect, All the Student groups were awesome and our hats off as bells ringing to Todd and Your wonderful Interact Group.

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