Belfast joins a number of international cities including New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town and Berlin that host a permanent sculpture of The Knotted Gun – an international symbol of peace, created by the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd for his friend John Lennon after he was shot and killed outside his home in New York on December 8th, 1980.

The bronze sculpture has been gifted to Belfast and its citizens by the Olsson Family from Sweden and was accepted on behalf of the City by Lord Mayor John Finucane at an unveiling ceremony held Friday (September 16th) at Girdwood Community Hub in North Belfast, where it will be on permanent display.

Welcome City of Belfast to our family of Peace and Non-Violence!

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and engage young people around the world to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. We believe education is key to create a peaceful world.

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