Olive Branch

From ancient times, the OLIVE BRANCH has been a symbol of PEACE. Though its branches are light and delicate, it conveys a message about humanity’s most powerful gift – that of FORGIVENESS which brings PEACE to those who FORGIVE or to those who receive FORGIVENESS.

The Olive Ribbon Campaign was launched in Western Sydney in 2014 to promote respect and understanding among diverse ethnic and religious communities. Wearers of the OLIVE RIBBON pledge to treat all Australians as valued members of a diverse but united community.

At the 2015 Newcastle Unity and Diversity Festival, hundreds of olive ribbons were distributed to those who support this movement. Australia