November 5, 2009

The Peace Globe Gallery

Peace is my theme for this week’s Thursday Thirteen.  With that in mind, I thought I’d include the above reminder about Mimi’s Blogblast for Peace and The Peace Globe Gallery.  There is still plenty of time to participate this year.  So go visit either of the above links and make your own globe.  Then go and visit the other cool globes already floating in the blogosphere.


Peace with a club in hand is war.       Portugese Proverb

Following are 13 internationally recognized symbols of peace.

  1. The Dove of Peace — in this case, holding an olive branch.  We all know this one, correct?dove5

  2. The Kanjii (Japanese) for peace:kanji_peace_tn

  3. One of my favorite symbols:
  4. ps39Did you know that cranes signify peace in the Orient?3cranes

  5. Here is a fun Canadian symbol:peacesymbol46

  6. And an American symbol:
  7. Here we have the symbol for “Salaam“.  If you click on the link, there is an explanation of the word.  An interesting side note, this symbol is on a rainbow background.  Rainbows have often been used by different organizations as a symbol of their struggles.  Although there are more than one organization that currently use the rainbow, the rainbow flag, to me, is synonymous with Gay Pride.  If you click on the flag, there is a link to the rainbow symbol.

  8. salam11The olive branch has a long history as a symbol of peace.olivebranch1

  9. Pax Cultura is an ancient symbol, with the circle indicating the timeless (eternal) nature of culture and the three enclosed dots representing art, science and religion.  Follow the link for a short Wiki explanation.sign_of_peace

  10. I love this picture of the world.worldglobe5

  11. Here we have  the Chinese symbol:
  12. petit_paixThis one is a fun symbol.rnboeart

  13. And this one says, “Friendship has no borders.”  I can just hear the song, We are the world, being sung in the background as I look at this symbol. How about you?


All of these symbols were found on the planetpalst2 website.  It is a teaching site for kids.  Click on the logo to visit.   And don’t forget to visit Mimi’s site!

Other Thursday Thirteens can be found here.


~ by byrningbunny on March 14, 2009.

2 Responses to “1383”

  1. This cheered me up so much! What a wonderful post. The Chinese and Japanese symbols for peace I’d never seen before. Thank you for being an active peace blogger and taking the time to do this. I will bookmark this for a later post on my site. You are awesome!


  2. This is a wonderful post, to be sure. I love these images. I am glad to know TT is still around though in a new form. Maybe I’ll get back in the saddle and do some writing. Beautiful.

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