White Poppy Campaign
This November, as in past years, we are inviting you to wear a White Poppy. White Poppies do not contradict Remembrance Day red poppies, but complement them. White poppies were introduced in 1933 by the Women’s Cooperative Guild, made up of working-class women, as a pledge to peace that war must never happen again. Now the Peace Pledge Union in the U.K. distributes them. https://www.ppu.org.uk/. White poppies commemorate all victims of war, mourn the environmental devastation it causes, reject war as a tool for social change, call for dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution, and show your commitment to building a better future.
Peace is not simply a feeling or something you wish for. Peace is something you have to make, just like people make war. Peace demands deliberate action. As John Lennon put it so eloquently, “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.”
The poppies will be available next Sunday before service as well as in the KUC office: by donation. Any proceeds above cost will be donated to a peace charity.