15.04.20

What is the peace flag ?

What is the peace flag ?

The ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, is a promoter of global harmony by highlighting the possibility to establish world peace through his message. The global initiative to restore world peace is still a huge challenge. Among the efforts to raise public awareness of the urgent need to build peace in the world, attempts have been made to show that overall concern for serenity by establishing a peace flag.

In the Bible, when God established peace with mankind after Noah's flood, a rainbow was visible in the sky. Its color is a ray of seven colors, which are purple, blue, azure, green, yellow, orange, red. The aim of the peace flag is to have each nation, each country all over the world wave the same flag of peace on 21 September, the International Peace Day. In this article, discover what the peace flag is.

What is a peace flag?

A peace flag is a universal flag which is to be used by any country all over the world to represent peace. The idea of a peace flag consists of using a unique symbol to represent peace wherever you are. Initially, the White Flag, which represents a ceasefire, was supposed to symbolize peace. Yet, that concept was not satisfactory. Therefore, to set up a universal flag of peace, the “Flags of Peace” project was created through a design agency, which is known as Trapped in Suburbia.

Through this project, each nation all over the world has to submit their symbols of peace. Talented designers represent peace using a visual dialogue and peace symbols in a flag. A peace flag, therefore, shows the definition of peace and its representation in a flag. Yet, the problem is that each country, each nation has their unique way to represent or symbolize peace. In other words, peace symbols vary from a country to another. Therefore, it is still impossible to establish a unique, universal flag to embody peace.

How is peace embodied?

Despite God's use of the rainbow to embody peace in Noah's time, it can be said that no country has used its magnificent array of colors to embody peace. In fact, during the 2018 flag of peace exhibit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a total of 50 flags were put on display by the participating nations and countries. Let us consider a few of those in this article.

Butter lamps

For the Buddhists, they represent peace with butter lamps. For them, those lamps embody wisdom and mind awakening. There is peace once the darkness of our own ignorance is chased away. Peace and happiness are synonymous with clarity and wisdom.

Two man of different complexion

In Cameroon, peace is established when people of different colors become united as one. Peace in the world equals justice, brotherhood and equality.

An olive branch

In the Mediterranean region, peace is symbolized by a green olive branch. Green color also depicts clarity and serenity.

A poppy

In the UK, the flag of peace is symbolized by the white poppy of the year 1926. It is reminiscent of all victims who lost their lives at wars.

In brief, each nation has not come to a unique term to represent peace in a flag. Yet, the most important thing is that each individual is looking for inner peace, which is an inner factor to inner strength as Prem Rawat says in his teachings.