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From a Rotary perspective, the partnership with the World Peace Bell Association to locate a World Peace Bell within the Canberra Nara Peace Park is a natural extension of the work of Rotary International. Rotary International work includes the Rotary Peace Centers and Peace Fellowships, the work through Shelter Box Australia, the work of The Rotary Foundation and the work already undertaken by the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin through the annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival. The festival is held each year in the Canberra Nara Peace Park and was an initiative of the Rotary Club.

 

The development of a World Peace Bell may be the most ambitious project undertaken by our Club.

 

Andrew Barr MLA

Andrew Barr MLA

Message from the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA for the World Peace Bell website hosted by Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin

I commend the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin for its vision and determination to bring the World Peace Bell to Canberra.

The Bell, which is made from the melted coins of United Nations member countries, is a significant symbol of peace and has been installed in cities around the world.

I am very proud that this will be only the second World Peace Bell in Australia and will ring out on special occasions throughout the year, including the Canberra Nara Candle Festival, to remind Canberrans and visitors to the capital that our goal is for a peaceful world.

The location of the Bell adjacent to the Canberra Nara Peace Park is fitting and I know it will become an iconic part of the park and the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin.

Thank you to the businesses who have already pledged their support for the World Peace Bell. I encourage Canberrans to get behind this inspiring project and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Barr MLA
Chief Minister

 

 

 

A PEACE POEM

A quote from the Chinese Philosopher
Lao Te Tse:
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbours.
If there is to be peace between neighbours,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

WORLD PEACE BELL BLOGS

International Scouts Day

World Scout Day was celebrated at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Wednesday evening 1 August 2018. Around 270 Scouts, Cubs, Joeys and Rovers and their leaders gathered under the stars and beside a beautifully lit Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Those gathered heard from...

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Hiroshima Day 2018 success

Canberra turned on one of its most beautiful winter days this morning. Sunday 5 August 2018 was the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb in 1945. Hiroshima was the target. It started the ending of World War II. Whether you agree or disagree with the...

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you would like to unite with us and send a message to all world leaders calling on them to ensure that a nuclear bomb is never used again then be at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell at 9.15am Sunday 5 August 2018. Hiroshima was...

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Another NZ link

Len Goodman and Eric Linklater both served as Rotary District Governors in 1995/1996 reuniting at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to mark the inauguration of Eric’s daughter as President of The Rotary Club of Hall. A brief ceremony was held at the Peace Bell to extend...

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Tolling bell for peace.

Latitude Magazine New Zealand. https://www.latitudemagazine.co.nzEarlier this year I spent some satisfying days in Canberra, the Australian capital. But when I told  people I was going to Canberra, most said they had never been there. Sure it is not one of Aussie’s...

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Philippines National Day

On Thursday 14 June 2018, Her Excellency Mrs Minda Calaguian-Cruz Ambassador for the Philippines, her staff members and the members of the Loboc Childrens Choir attended the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell within Lennox Gardens to mark the occasion of the 120th Anniversary...

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Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon.

Dear Michael Rabey, Many thanks for your presence Monday morning 11 June 2018 and for making the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell an integral player in the proceedings. The race report is now published here...

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DO NOT FORGET AUSTRALIA

Dear Australian friends, For those who do not yet know me, my name is Guillaume Fournet, I am a teacher in the class of CM1 at the Victoria School in Villers-Bretonneux, France (9 to 10 years old pupils). In recent years, I have collected addresses of our Australian...

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Anzac Day ceremony

A beautiful Canberra day encouraged the public to visit Nara Peace Park after the Anzac Day parade and ring the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Michael Rabey was there to oversee the ceremony.  

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ANZAC friends

The New Zealand World Peace Bell came about through the initiative of Christchurch resident Roy Sinclair who in 2004 made an epic 3500 km bike ride the length of Japan. Roy Sinclair attended our launch in February 2018. He runs a blog about the NZ bell for those...

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See the video journey so far

The incredible journey of the last couple of years has been recorded and edited into an 11 minute video that is now available for you to watch on our YouTube page! Or click here to see it right now. We hope you...

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Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

Today the striker was placed in position at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to allow the remembrance of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Around 150 people attended the ceremony at the Peace Bell. To begin, the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell was rung three times by a...

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Japanese Tsunami Remembrance

A short ceremony will be held on Sunday 11 at 4.46 precisely to remember the Japanese Tsunami. There will be an opportunity for those present to ring the Peace Bell after the ceremony. The striker will be in place until 5.30PM

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Photos by Bernie Den Hartog

Bernie Den Hartog is an architect from Kasparek Architects in Canberra who not only created the drawings of the bell in the design phase, but took some wonderful photos at our recent launch events. We will have a link here shortly to show more!

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Ride for Peace is back!

      Ride for Peace is back!25   MARCH 2018   Where do I donate? canberrapeacebell.org/donation In honour of the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell, now open, LJ Hooker is once again partnering with the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin in another Ride for Peace event....

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