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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

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Remembered

A special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to remember the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945.A short statement was read by His Excellency Ambassador Mr Reiichiro Takahashi — Japanese Ambassador to Australia.

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World Peace Prayer Gathering

World Peace Prayer Gathering

To mark the 33rd anniversary of the "World Peace Prayer Gathering" ceremony a special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell where the words of the ancient Chinese Philosopher Laozi were read. Following each verse, the Peace Bell was struck with the wish...

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Now available: translation to 104 languages!

Now available: translation to 104 languages!

Now available: translation to 104 languages!8JULY 2020 We have just added a connection to Google Translation services to allow viewers of this website to read any page or post in their language. There are 104 languages available to select. Just click on the blue...

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Plans for 2020 and beyond

Plans for 2020 and beyond

Canberra Rotary Peace Bell Plans for 2020 and beyond26January 2020The Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin (RCCBG) would appreciate assistance to operate the Japan Earthquake event and also the Hiroshima event — in future — from any group connected with Japan, or...

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Review of 2019

Review of 2019

Canberra Rotary Peace Bell Review of 2019 26January 2020During 2019 there were a huge 23 Special events conducted at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell during 2019 with over 4132 people attending. This significant community series of Canberra events was created by a...

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To Christchurch

To Christchurch

TO CHRISTCHURCH21 MARCH 2019 Rotary Meeting, 21 Mar 2019 Firstly - a minute's silence. I'm sure we're all deeply shocked, saddened, dismayed by the brutal assault of an Australian citizen on people at prayer in mosques at Christchurch NZ Friday last week, 15 March...

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NZ Massacre vigil

NZ Massacre vigil

NZ Massacre vigil 18 MARCH 2019 The New Zealand High Commission will be holding a vigil at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 6pm for those who would like to show their support. It has been organised by the ANU Students’ New Zealand Club and...

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Third LJ Hooker Walk, Run or Ride for Peace

Third LJ Hooker Walk, Run or Ride for Peace

  Walk, Run or Ride for Peace is back!31  MARCH 2019 This form is in 2 parts.1st part is directly below2nd part is: click (donate Now). We apologise for any inconvenience. Once you complete and SUBMIT your entry. Please click below. You will be taken to the Rotary...

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63 unnecessary deaths

63 unnecessary deaths

Zonta Canberra Breakfast Club and the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin 10 DECEMBER 2018 There have been 63 unnecessary deaths of women due to domestic violence this year in Australia!On 10 December 2018 the Zonta Canberra Breakfast Club and the Rotary Club of...

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Macka in Canberra 2018

Macka in Canberra 2018

Listen to the podcast 11 NOVEMBER 2018 ABC radio star Ian MacNamara was in Canberra on 11 November 2018 presenting his 'Australia All Over' program where he introduced Laurie McDonald who recited a poem by Monte Grover – a contemporary of Henry Lawson and Banjo...

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Polish peace bell visited!

Polish peace bell visited!

During September this year (2018) a number of members of the Rotary Club of Burley Griffin visited Europe and especially their peace bell. New facts emerged about their bell! See the new story at: https://canberrapeacebell.org/project/warsaw-poland/

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New logo launched!

New logo launched!

Wow! We have finally found time to develop a 'proper' logo for the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell. Our 'historic' – change that to an 'experienced' – graphic designer Christopher Gray created the logo. Chris is the designer of the website and all of the...

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ICAN ride for Peace

ICAN ride for Peace

During September members of the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) staged a Ride for Peace from Melbourne to Canberra. Along with other supporters the riders met at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell before proceeding to the...

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Redeemer Luthern College Brisbane bus tour

Redeemer Luthern College Brisbane bus tour

Seventy-two students from the Redeemer Lutheran College Brisbane, participated in two tours of Lennox Gardens with a special ringing ceremony at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Thursday 23 September 2018. "Thanks again for the tour yesterday, commented one of the...

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Rotary Club of Gungahlin 10th Anniversary

Rotary Club of Gungahlin 10th Anniversary

Calling current members, past members and friends of the Rotary Club of Gungahlin to attend a special ringing ceremony at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 5.00pm. Meet at Lennox Gardens and walk to the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell in time...

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