White Poppies for Peace

Many Mennonites in Canada are familiar with the red message buttons,"To Remember is To Work for Peace" distributed by Mennonite Central Committee each year around Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. Christians in the United Kingdom have come up with an alternative idea as well; a white poppy. To learn more, see http://www.whitepoppy.org.uk/

Scroll down the page for links to news stories describing the challenges encountered by the white poppie campaign. You'll also find links to information about peace and war as well as the history of Remembrance Day and "its transformation from a ceremony of consolation to a fundraising opportunity; from a demand for long term peace to its subtle justification of war."