Swords into plow shares — or guns into shovels

Guns3From Isaiah comes the idea of turning weapons into farming implements — swords into plowshares, spears into pruning hooks.

From Culiacán, Mexico, comes the idea of melting down guns for shovels.  You can read more about the artist, Pedro Reyes, here.

From Reyes:

This ritual has a pedagogical purpose of showing how an agent of death can become an agent of life.

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