The weekend of September 23rd, the First Friends Meeting of Quakers on Friendly Avenue held a PEACE festival. There were art vendors, food trucks, and people sharing information about environmental causes. Most importantly, at the festival, there were people telling about their respective religions sharing prayers in different languages and from different belief systems.
The large, blue flag of the dove with an olive branch is the international sign of peace. In the biblical story of Noah and flood, the dove returns to the arc holding an olive branch. In 1949, Picasso made a poster for the World Peace Congress, incorporating the dove and olive branch. The association remains a symbol of peace today. The above photo, while a bit out of focus, shows a section of festival attendees enjoying the event.
If you are looking for something to do today, consider heading to the Arboretum for Art in the Arboretum. More then 50 artists will line the walkway from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. While not directly associated with peace, art does a way of bringing people together and, togetherness can foster peace.