Bells of Peace

The reverberating toll of a bell crosses over boundaries and borders. It cares not for social or economic differences. Bells are meant for all people. For centuries, bells have been used to gather us together, to promote international dialogue and collaboration, to facilitate cultural exchange, and to champion the pursuit of peace. What better message to ring out and resound from the rooftops?

Image: UN Secretary-General António Guterres rings the Japanese Peace Bell at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 21, 2018, to commemorate the International Day of Peace. Courtesy: Richard Juilliart.