On April 23, 2015 Global Faith In Action College dedicated their â€œPeace Poleâ€ project in Shocker Hall Courtyard at Wichita State University. “The peace pole is the first student sculpture permanently installed at WSU and demonstrates our commitment to work together for the common good.â€ Chandler Williams, president of Global Faith in Action College said. â€œIt is important to remind each other that today more than ever we must learn to stand together or we will all fall.â€
The Peace Pole Project is an international movement that started after the bombing of Hiroshima. Communities all over the world have planted large poles with the words â€œMay Peace Prevail on Earthâ€ written in different languages on all sides. There are tens of thousands of peace pole in 180 countries around the world. Today, student and community organizations gather around the Peace Pole, sometimes in silence, sometimes with prayers for peace.
The Peace Poleâ€ project was sponsored by Global Faith in Action, a local non-profit, and seven WSU-affiliated co-sponsors. It was designed and built by the WSU Sculpture Guild student group.
You can view a very meaningful video students made to publicize the dedication of the Peace Pole here:
Sponsor: Global Faith in Action College
Co-Sponsors: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Student Engagement, Student Government Association, Sculpture Guild, The Ulrich Museum, Student Involvement, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at WSU, Campus Ministry Connect.