Prayers for Peace Ribbon Project

Prayers for Peace at Home and Abroad

The Prayers for Peace Ribbon Project was created in 2006 by the late Dr. Arthur Caliandro, who for many years was the beloved Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church.

Gold ribbons represent our prayers for the service men and women, around the world, who have lost their lives or been wounded in service to our country. We remember them, and their families and friends.

Blue ribbons represent our prayers for the tens of thousands of civilians around the world who have been affected by conflict and war. We remember them, and their families and friends, as well.

Orange ribbons represent our prayers for the victims of senseless mass shootings in our nation. We remember them, their families and friends, and pray for a day when the potential for such acts of violence will be eradicated.

Green ribbons represent our prayers for peace.

We continue to pray daily. We pray for the wounded. We pray for the grieving. We pray for the day that conflict, senseless violence, and war are no longer an option.

Will you pray with us?

Lord…
Make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair; hope;
where there is sadness, joy; where there is darkness, light.

- Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Project Transition

The Ribbon Project is currently in transition. An installation honoring the names of the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan will be available for viewing in the near future.