This page lists all the various symbols in the Peace Symbols category.
A number of peace symbols have been used in various cultures and contexts, one of the most ancient being the olive branch. The symbol of the dove and olive branch was used by early Christians and was later adopted as a secular symbol. It was popularized by Pablo Picasso in 1949 and became widely used in the post-war peace movement. In the 20th century, the "peace sign," as it is commonly known today, was originally designed as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The V hand signal and the peace flag became international peace symbols.
Symbols in this category:
Dove and Olive Branch
The dove and olive branch was used by early Christians and became current in the 18th century. It was popularized by the artist Pablo Picasso in 1949 and became widely used in the post-war peace movement. The dove represents the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.
Olives have been cultivated by Mediterranean peoples for at least five thousand years, and are still a major staple of cuisines in the region. This article will address not just the olive itself, but the oil produced from it and the tree from which it grows, since the symbolic meanings of all three are interconnected.
Sadako Sasaki (佐々木 禎子 Sasaki Sadako?, January 7, 1943 – October 25, 1955) was a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, near her home by Misasa Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan. Sadako is remembered through the story of a thousand origami cranes before her death, and is to this day a symbol of innocent victims of war.
The international peace flag in the colors of the rainbow was first used in Italy on a 1961 peace march from Perugia to Assisi organized by the pacifist and social philosopher Aldo Capitini (1899–1968).
Peace Hand Gesture
The V sign (U+270C ✌ victory hand in Unicode) is a hand gesture in which the index and middle fingers are raised and parted, while the other fingers are clenched.
The internationally recognized symbol for peace (U+262E ☮ peace symbol in Unicode) was originally designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement by Gerald Holtom in 1958. Holtom, an artist and designer, made it for a march from Trafalgar Square, London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston in England, organised by the Direct Action Committee to take place in April and supported by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Holtom's design, the original of which is in the Peace Museum in Bradford, England, was adapted by Eric Austen (1922–1999) to ceramic lapel badges.
Quaker Star 2
The Quaker star originated in the late 19th century and now exists in several versions, one of which has the dove of peace superimposed.
Quaker United Nations Office
A Quaker star with olive branches either side.
Roerich's peace banner
Roerich's peace banner
Symbol for PEACE
The Greek letters Alpha and Omega, with the Greek symbol for INFINITY. Greek is one of the oldest living languages.
The Broken Rifle
The broken rifle symbol is used by War Resisters' International (WRI) and its affiliates but predates the foundation of WRI in 1921.
The olive branch
The olive branch is usually a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides and virgins. This symbol, deriving from the customs of Ancient Greece, is strongest in Western culture. However, it has been found in every culture and religion to thrive in the Mediterranean basin.
The Wheel of The Dhamma (The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism)
The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism:
Right View/ Understanding, Right Thought/Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Efforts, Right Meditation, Right Concentration.
The white poppy is an artificial flower used as a symbol of peace, worn as an alternative to, or complement to, the red remembrance poppy for Remembrance Day or Anzac Day.
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