Peace symbols have been used for much of human history. Today, there are myriad visual ways we portray the idea of peace. The dove with olive branch as well as the rainbow are old, traditional symbols from the Bible, still used today. The peace symbol, frequently used on t-shirts, mugs and necklaces, was actually designed in the 1950s as a logo for the nuclear disarmament movement in Britain. In the 1960s, during the anti-war movement in the US, the hand gesture forming a “V” with the first two fingers and the palm facing out became a popular symbol of peace. In Japan, paper cranes, traditionally a symbol of luck, have come to represent peace as well. Pictures that convey the idea of peace can often include quiet scenes like a calm lake, a snowy morning or someone sitting in meditation. What does peace look like to you?