Martin Methodist Dedicates New Labyrinth and Peace Pole
September 10, 2019
Martin Methodist College (MMC) will host a dedication ceremony on September 11, 2019 at 4 p.m. for the newly-constructed labyrinth and peace pole behind the campus’s Turner Center.
A hand-crafted monument, the peace pole planted in the center of the newly-constructed labyrinth displays the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” A product of The Peace Pole Project, this symbol on MMC’s campus is one of thousands of peace poles planted across the world.
The project was funded by a grant from Interfaith Youth Core, a national non-profit organization working towards an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together. The labyrinth and peace pole were constructed by MMC staff, faculty, and students.
“The labyrinth serves as a focused path for all people to use for prayer, reflection, and meditation,” said Campus Chaplain Rev. Laura McMasters. “The students chose to plant a peace pole at the center of the labyrinth as we hope using the labyrinth will help center us to increase peace within ourselves and in our community.”
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing. Still changing lives after 150 years.