Our Definition of Peace
The laurel wreath was chosen as a symbol of the brand because of the great significance that the symbol has of victory, honour and peace.
The laurel wreath was used by the Ancient Greeks and has had significant meaning over centuries, its circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end and is associated with conservation and heritage. This shows correlation to the simplest star - the pentagram - requires five lines to draw and it is unicursal; it is a continuous having no beginning and no end.
The laurel wreath leaf itself was believed to have spiritual and physical cleansing abilities. Ancient Greeks awarded laurel wreaths to victors in the Olympics and poetic competitions.
As Football for Peace’s heritage has evolved from sport over the years from two founders from different faiths, cultures and continents we wanted to show a deeper meaning of connecting hands to from across the 5 continents.
Our meaning of Peace is:
To create understanding both inner and external - when you feel at Peace with yourself, you are content to be the person you are for people and planet.
Contrary to what most describe peace being the absence of war including The Cambridge Dictionary "Peace Meaning"- freedom from war and violence, especially when people live and work together happily without disagreements.
The Hebrew word for peace, šālôm, translated in the Septuagint most often by the Greek word, eirēnē, has a wide semantic range including the notions of totality or completeness, success, fulfilment, wholeness, harmony, security and well-being.