St. Edmund’s Dedicates their New Peace Pole

Posted on February 9, 2021. Updated on February 9, 2021

St. Edmund’s in Pacifica “planted” a peace pole in front of their church and dedicated it on January 18th in honor of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In collaboration with Pacifica Peace People, a small group gathered around the pole as Rev. Kathy Crary spoke of the importance of working for peace, equality, and justice in our community and in the nation. These are integral values of our congregation and the diocese’s Beloved Community’s “Embodied Justice” principle.

The message on the pole, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” is written in 4 languages—English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Mandarin. Given to the church by the local peace group, the pole is a reminder to everyone who passes by to think, speak, and act in the spirit of peace and harmony. This pole, which comes from www.worldpeace.org, is the third peace pole “planted” in our community. More will soon follow.

Additionally, the pole purchase came with a certification that 10 trees are being planted by Trees for the Future on the African continent in honor of St. Edmund’s.These trees will lead to protection of the environment and help in preserving traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations to come. This is a double blessing for all of us!

A larger celebration of the peace pole will happen when the whole church congregation as well as others in the community can safely be present for it. We look forward to that joyous day!