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Walk of Faith

Stepping Stones of Faith

Each stone in the walkway is inscribed with the name(s) of members who donated to support the Perpetual Endowment Fund at the church.
 
Each stone perpetuates the sacred word of God. The stones are a special and inspirational way to bear witness to a member's faith and that of friends and loved ones. 

Peace Pole

Diivinity Lutheran Church erected its Peace Pole in 2008 to serve as a visual reminder of its committment to global peace.

The Peace Pole Project started in Japan in 1955 by Masahisa Goi, who decided to dedicate his life to spreading the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in response to the bombings on Hiroshima.  Peace Poles are handcrafted monuments erected the world over as international symbols of Peace.  Their purpose is to spread the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language, one on each side.

Peace begins in the heart and mind of each individual.  As war begins with thoughts of war, Peace begins with thoughts of Peace.  The Peace Pole reminds us to keep Peace ever-present in our thoughts.  As we learn to honor one another, our environment, plants, animals and all creation on Earth, the vision of global Peace will gradually become a natural way of life, a true culture of Peace.

Peace Poles Around the World

Peace Poles can be found in town squares, city halls, schools, places of worship, parks, and gardens – any place where the spirit of Peace is embraced by people of good will.  Since the beginning of the project over 200,000 Peace Poles have been planted in over 200 countries around the world.

Some of the extraordinary locations include the Pyramids of lEl Giza in Egypt, the Magnetic North Pole in Canada, Gorky Park in Russia, and Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  They are promoting healing of conflict in places like Sarajevo, the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, and the Allenby Bridge on the border between Israel and Jordan.

Mayors in many parts of the world have planted Peace Poles to dedicate their cities and towns to world Peace.  Both political leaders, such as former U. S. Presidents, Jimmy Carter, and religious leaders, such as Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa and the Dalia Lama, have dedicated Peace Poles.