For me this sleeping newborn symbolizes the absolute preciousness and innocence of each human life, and our hopes and desires as adults to protect and nurture our children.

This baby is my own son, now a young adult, but could easily be any infant, girl or boy, Jewish or Arab. What could be more peaceful than a sleeping baby? And what could be more universal than our hopes that our babies and all babies should live in peace and security.

Rae Mate, Vancouver British Columbia Canada