Peace Dove at Hitchen Meeting House

The Peace Dove at Hitchen Meeting House was created for Remembrance 100 to commemorate the end of World War One.

Remembrance 100 is set up to help churches bring communities together to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The Dove hangs in the Meeting House’s peace garden, above the dove shaped pond and was added on August 4th 2018.

the dove symbol

Doves, usually white in color, are used in a lot of settings as symbols of love, peace or as messengers. Doves appear in the symbolism of Judaism, Christianity and Paganism, and of both military and pacifist groups.

The Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal Peace, also known as The London Peace Society, formed on a Quaker initiative in 1816, first used the symbol of a dove and olive branch.

The dove was was then added to the Quaker Star in 1947 to commemorate the Quakers wining the Nobel Peace Prize and has continued to feature in Quaker imagery such as in this peace poster from 1973:

 

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