Olive Branch

Since ancient times, the Olive Branch has been utilized as a symbol of peace in western civilisation, and it can be found in various religions and cultures that prospered in the Mediterranean. The origins of this peace symbol are thought to be ancient Greek rituals. While the Greeks saw the olive tree as a symbol … Read more

Peace Hand Gesture

The peace hand gesture is claimed to have originated in Europe during World War II, when a V for victory was painted on walls as a symbol of emancipation from occupying forces (not to be confused with the Catholic gesture of benediction). In the 1960s and 1970s, peace movements utilized the sign as a symbol … Read more

Peace Crane

The white crane is the bird of peace in Asia. It was initially the kind of tranquility that comes with affluence and friendliness, to the point that conflict was not even considered. Following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the crane gained even more significance as a peace symbol in Japan.

Peace Flag

The Italian word PACE, which means ‘peace,’ is boldly printed on this rainbow flag, which originated in Italy. The rainbow-colored worldwide peace flag was originally used in Italy in 1961 during a peace march organized by pacifist and social philosopher Aldo Capitini (1899–1968) from Perugia to Assisi. Capitini had some Perugia women put up colored … Read more

White Poppy

The White Poppy is a peace sign that calls for the end of conflicts and is worn in honor of war’s military and civilian casualties. It symbolizes the idea that killing strangers is not the best method to resolve issues. On Remembrance Day, an artificial white poppy blossom is worn as an alternative to or … Read more

Broken Rifle Symbol

War Resisters’ International (WRI) and its affiliates utilize the broken rifle sign, which dates back to before WRI was founded in 1921. The sign initially appeared in the masthead of De Wapens Neder (Down With Weapons), the monthly publication of the International Antimilitarist Union in the Netherlands, in January 1909.

Pax Cultura Emblem

Nicholas Roerich (1874–1947) was the originator of a cultural artifact preservation movement whose insignia, a maroon on white emblem with three solid circles in a surrounding circle, has been used as a peace banner. The United States and Latin American states signed a contract in 1935, proposed by Roerich, vowing to safeguard “historical monuments, museums, … Read more

Peace Sign

One of the most well-known symbols in the world is the anti-nuclear emblem, sometimes known as the peace sign. Lord Bertrand Russel, the chairman of the British ‘campaign for nuclear disarmament,’ or CDN, and organizer of major marches and sit-ins in London, requested it. The symbol is made up of the letters “N” and “D,” … Read more

Dove and Olive Branch

Early Christians utilized the dove and olive branch, which became popular in the 18th century. Pablo Picasso popularized it in 1949, and it became extensively used in the postwar peace movement. The Holy Spirit, often known as the Holy Ghost, is symbolized by a dove.