Standing tall in the center of the labyrinth, our peace pole is a symbol of hope. Specifically designed by artist Joel Selmeier for The Unity Center, it is made of copper and bronze.
The words “May peace prevail on earth” are written in 33 different languages including Kumeyaay, the nearly extinct language of the Native Americans who originally occupied this area. Our Unity symbol which features symbols from seven major world religions and an image of the world, encircle the top of the pole.
“If prayer ever works, if artistic expression ever has an effect, if there ever is value in building a monument to anything, it seems to me that one ought to be built for peace.” Joel Selmeier, Peace Pole Designer