How to make a peace sign

Simple a symbol as it looks, having some easy and precise instructions will help you or your groundskeeper to make the perfect peace sign.  (Don't forget to send us pictures of your efforts).

Making a peace sign:

It is particularly easy on a soccer field because you are already most of the way there.  A proper field has a center circle that is bisected (cut in half) by the mid-field line - and it should have a mark on the center of the circle where the ball is placed for the kick-off.  If a field does not have these official markings, you have to get to this point first.

Then it's very simple to connect the center point of the center circle to a point on the circle that would correspond to 4:30 on the face of a clock, and another at 7:30 - just draw lines from the center point to these two points on the circle.

A more advanced - and perhaps more within the official FIFA rules of soccer involves putting the peace sign on the pitch with your lawn mower - by mowing a pattern into the grass instead of putting additional white lines on the field.  See what we call our "lawn mower" logo below.

There you have it!  Let's see some pictures and videos of your soccer fields / football pitches with peace signs!  (No permanent destruction please - keep the peace with your field managers!

Football as a Reflection of People, Culture & Society

Football is the world’s game, the beautiful game, the people’s game. Football is uniquely capable in the world of sport and entertainment to unite people via a collective passion: it has global reach; and, football is accessible, not discriminating by income, physical size, or sex.

Football is reflective of its people. We describe a national football team’s style with the same adjectives that we describe the people of the country itself - usually - or at the very least, this will be an entertaining thesis of Peace Football Club to explore. When our national teams win or lose against a rival, we are confronted with a direct comparison of styles and systems, oftentimes a comparison with historical significance. Sometimes this can be divisive, or worse, violent.

You should be upset when your rival beats your team because everything that you and your people are has just been bested - sort of - but you should know that however heated the football match, it is a game, not war - and there is no place for violence or hatred on or off the pitch.

Peace is a continuous challenge, to say the least. Nationalism, racism, sexism, class warfare, human rights violations, gang violence, wars, and religious crusades are all too common. Some even touch the world of football and sport with alarming frequency. 

Peace Football Club seeks to leverage our collective passion for football and the inherent ability of football to bring people together on the field and off:

  • to promote peace and understanding through the symbolism of the peace sign and the awareness generated by an entertaining, insightful and educational challenges and contests, campaigns, content and peace prizes; and, 
  • to build a global community of millions of supporters of the Peace Football Club mission

Peace FC Challenges

Peace Football Club is all about challenging the world to make peace by confronting racism, sexism, violence, corruption, bullying, environmental degradation, cheating, warmongering and war-waging, and more.  Making peace with each other, with ourselves, with the earth, with the rule book - fostering sportsmanship, empathy, compassion, and love - are core values of Peace FC - and we invite you do something to change the world.  

CHALLENGE is the key word here.  Making peace is not easy.  Opening minds - changing minds - evolving - breaking down barriers - bringing people together, sometimes bringing enemies together - confronting bigotry, prejudice, greed - providing tools required to change.  There are many challenges to making peace.

Peace FC will be a platform for peace activism and a lot of tools.  It is a place for collaboration and peace-making.

Watch this space for challenges and campaigns that you can participate in, sponsor, or eventually even organize.

Peace FC Ambassadors

Peace FC wants to not only build out a global community of Peace FC Ambassadors that are doing great things where peace activism and football/sport overlap, but we want to offer them a place to talk about what they are doing.  This blog will support that goal.  

Peace FC Ambassadors will be young and old, women and men, pros and amateurs - anyone that is making a difference and wants to help others replicate their success.

Please get in touch and let us know what you are doing.