I noticed the photos in Tuesday's Journal-World of the new peace pole at Kansas University. Are there other peace poles in Lawrence?
There are seven other peace poles in the Lawrence area. The others are at Unity Church, Oread Friends Meeting, First United Methodist Church, South Park, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, Unitarian Fellowship and Veterans Park.
The Peace Pole Project was started in Japan by the World Peace Prayer Society, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization founded in 1955 by Masahisa Goi. Today more than 200,000 poles are in 180 countries to remind people to keep peace in their thoughts.