Published: 12th November 2016
“As children, we learn that red and white combined makes pink. Appropriately the peace rose flowers cream colour, flushed at the petal edges with crimson-pink. Peace can blossom when we learn lessons from past conflicts and understand the complex and deep-seated causes of such conflicts. The old slogan trotted out by those with a classical education is, “If you desire peace prepare for war”. I would respond with a slogan that, to my mind, is better suited to the 21st century: “If you would have peace, prepare for peace”.