Details: This poster shows an angel with her eyes closed and her hands together in prayer. At the bottom it says In Terris Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis (Peace on Earth, Goodwill towards Men). Below that it says Peace on Earth .
Peace is commonly understood to mean the absence of hostilities. A simple and narrow definition of peace entails the absence of war. Some define peace as an absence of violence: not merely the absence of war, but also of evil including genocide, terrorism, and other violence. The line Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis is from the Great Doxology used in the Roman Catholic Mass, Divine Service of the Lutheran Church and in the services of many other churches.