As Rotarians, we refuse to accept conflict as a way of life.  Through our service projects and community outreach, we are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict. 
Sometimes, it’s just a matter of using the right words. A Peace Pole is a monument declaring the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in the language of the country in which it is planted and usually several other languages.  Peace Poles were created in 1955 in Japan by Masahisa Goi, in wake of the destruction wrought by World War II and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Devastated by the repercussions of war, Goi wished to spread a message of peace worldwide.
There are a lot of resources available ranging from designing a Peace Pole to planting it.  Below are links to a few of the sites clubs can visit to help them with their Peace Pole project.
For further information, please contact our District Peace Committee Chair, Joe Daniszewski at
Order and get planting instructions at:
For personalized Peace Poles, visit: