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"The Lion & the Lamb"
Around the World

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the suckling child shall play in the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the cockatrice's den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. -- Isaiah 11: 6-9.

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Ancient - Lion & Lamb Peak, Helm Crag, Grasmere, Cumbria, (England). "Two rock tors stand at either end of its summit ridge lending scope for tourist guides of former years to offer a plethora of descriptive names to entertain their passengers: Lion and Lamb, the Howitzer, Old Lady Playing an Organ. These tops are hard for the average hill-goer to climb..." Click here for lion and lamb monuments worldwide.


13th Century - Churches, Atri, Abruzzo (Italy). "Atri's 13th-century cathedral gave us our first look at the lion-and-lamb theme common to many Abruzzo church facades. At another doorway of the same church, the lions were poised to tuck into a tasty feast of small prey. At another Atri church, the lions were dwarfed by a lamb that looked like a character from Shrek."

Circa 1833 - Peaceable Kingdon by Edward Hicks, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). Click here for more information on the "kingdoms of Edward Hicks." One of about 60 Peaceable Kingdoms painted by Hicks.

1910 - Angel de la Independencia / Angel of Independence, Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City (Mexico). Commemorates the centennial of the beginning of Mexico's War of Independence [1910-1921]. One of the most recognizable landmarks in Mexico City. A focal point for both celebrations and protests. A lampera votiva / eternal flame (installed in 1929) burns in honor of the principal heroes whose remains are interred within. Base contains bronze sculptures symbolizing Law, War, Justice and Peace. The main face is a bronze statue of a giant lion led by a child representing strength and the innocence of youth during War but docility during Peace.


1928 - Lion & Lamb Heraldry, South Gable, Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (USA).The entire work, done by Lee Lawrie & Ulric Ellerhausen, is called "The March of Religion Across the Centuries." Elijah (left) & Isaiah (right). The two animals at the sides of the shield are a lion & a lamb, referring to Isaiah's prophecies regarding peace on Earth after the return of the Messiah?


1987 - Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center, Bluffton University, Riley Court (Lower Level), Spring Street, Bluffton, Ohio (USA). Several other peace monuments are on the grounds of the center. Right image shows Moon Gate and Peace Wall. Entry #790 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001).


April 17, 1994 - Peace Door, World Plaza, Independence Temple, Community of Christ, Independence, Missouri (USA). In 1874, the Community of Christ adopted as its official seal a lion and lamb led by a child with the words "Peace" underneath. Every day at 1:30 pm, a Prayer for Peace is held in the temple. The Community of Christ International Peace Award has been bestowed annually since 1993 (except 1996).


1995 - Children's Peace Pavilion, in Community of Christ Auditorium building, 100 West Walnut, Independence, Missouri (USA). Click here for the Wikipedia article.


Date? - Peace Window, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 10720 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois (USA). "We call the window with the lion & the lamb our 'Peace Window' because it reflects the ancient prophesy of Isaiah 11:6."

Date? - "The Lion & Lamb" Public House (Pub), Stortford Road (B1256), Near Stansted Airport, Little Canfield, Near Takeley, Dunmow, Essex (England). Date? - "The Lion & Lamb" Public House (Pub), Hoxton N1, London (England).
Date? - "Lion & Lamb" Public House (Pub), Milton, near Cambridge (England).

Date? - Lion & Lamb Statue & Fountain, "Daniel," Sight & Sound (S&S) Millennium Theater, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (USA)

1985? - Lion and Lamb, New York Peace Garden, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, New York (USA).


1986 - Lion & Lamb, Lion & Lamb Yard Shopping Centre, Farnham, England (UK). "Bringing the name to life, this teak statue of a Lion & Lamb dominates the top end of the yard of that name & provides a safe playing place for children" By sculptor Edwin Russellwho also make the 1970 Suffragette Monument in London.


1998 - Children's Peace Center, Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 East University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland (USA). "A Childrenís Peace & Memorial Garden...was created in memory of children that have been killed each year in Baltimore City due to street violence, and to offer a space for contemplation and healing." Handmade tiles commemorating the lives of children are embedded near the site. See TKF Foundation. Click here for description.

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