A Peace Pole was dedicated in Ruhla, Germany, with a worthy ceremony. The
dedication took place on the opening day of the annual parish fair and
was performed by the pastor of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ruhla,
Reverend Gerhard Reuther, the mayor of Ruhla, Mr Hans Ziegler, a
representative of the Foundation of the Wartburgsparkasse (a local bank
that contributed financial support), Mr. Joachim Press, the children of
the local Kindergarten and members of the parish fair association. It
was a very nice and touching experience that many local people and
The Ruhla Peace Pole was made by handicapped people of a sheltered
workshop of a christian social institution and carries the prayer “May
Peace Prevail On Earth” in 16 different languages:
Amharic, Arabic, Chichewa, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian,
Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Ruehler (the local
dialect), Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
The selection was done with regard to the relations that are maintained
by the municipality or the Ecumenical 1World-Group of the Protestant
Church Congregation respectively on the background of their work and/or
partnership with political, social or charity partners. Other languages
were selected with a view to religious and social aspects, like Arabic,
Hebrew and Turkish, for example.
We are proud to be part of the world wide community of peaceloving
people who do everything they can to spread the message of peace in word
Reverend Gerhard Reuther, Ruhla, Germany.
Peace Pole at worldpeace.org