Ringing a Bell For Peace
With support from Canberra Town Planning, Canberra’s Nara Peace Park is home to a new symbol of world peace.
The Canberra Rotary Peace Bell offers a new place in the nation’s capital for people reflect on world peace.
Canberra Town Planning proudly provided planning services on this project. The World Peace Bell will provide a destination point within Canberra’s Nara Peace Park, and express the goodwill between citizens of Canberra, our sister city Nara in Japan, and the rest of the world.
The Canberra Rotary Peace Bell follows in the footsteps of the first World Peace Bell, donated by Chiyoji Nakagawa and the Japanese people to the United Nations in 1954.
Since then more than 20 peace bells have been donated by the World Peace Bell Association as symbols of prayer for world peace.
Canberra’s bell will be rung to mark special events, including World Peace Day on 21 September each year.
The Canberra Rotary Peace Bell was officially unveiled at Lennox Gardens’ Canberra Nara Peace Park on 23 February 2018.