Photo of the Peace Pole in St. Paul, Minnesota

Weekly Gem #144 May Peace Prevail on Earth

Published 12/9/2017

Location:  This Weekly Gem is located on the west side of Rice Park, in downtown St. Paul, MN (see the Clue Me! Map). 

This Peace Pole is one of thousands that have been placed all over the world. The concept originated with Masahisa Goi. He was a poet, song writer, and singer ... and visionary, from Japan. He believed, "If we put all our thoughts and efforts into the prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth , it will have a uniting and positive effect on all humanity, as the words themselves carry an elevated and harmonious vibration."

New Peace Poles are being placed all the time. Anybody can plant one to inspire peace on earth ... If you want to make your own, here are some translations you might use:

Legyen béke a földön - Hungarian

la malo pea le filemu i le lalolagi - Samoan

Dunidu nabad ha ku waarto - Somali

Che la pace regni sulla terra - Italian (arms must be waving)

برقرار باد صلح در سراسر جهان - Persian

Nahasdzáán Bikáági Táá axtsogóó Hózhǫ́ǫ́ dooleex - Navaho

Go raibh síocháin ar domhain - Gaelic

In fact, you can say "May Peace Prevail on Earth" in every language on earth.

"Imagine all the people living life in peace ...

Some day you will join us and the world will be as one."

~~John Lennon


Here's the hidden gem entry from our Clue Me! map.


What's said here is what every human being hopes for.


"May Peace Prevail on Earth" written on the Peace Pole.

Why It's Interesting

There are thousands of Peace Poles installed in countries all over the world. Peace Poles are usually hexagonal wooden posts with the inscription ‘May Peace Prevail on Earth’ in the six official languages of the United Nations. Watch for them in public places.

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