Peace Cross of the founder of the Lazarus Union


Over and over again we honestly emphasise: The Lazarus Union asks neither for application fees nor for membership fees. The Lazarus Union neither receives any public aid or grant nor has it ever asked for such.

So the Lazarus Union finances its various projects only based on voluntary donations and so depends on the money of the various distinctions which can be acquired by purchase and the fees for distinctions applied for.

Distinctions which cannot be applied for are in general awarded without fees but the persons awarded are free to place a donation to the Lazarus Union AFTER having been awarded. 

We consider this open, honest, and transparent towards all persons receiving a distinction from the Lazarus Union because also a “donation“  for a distinction which can be acquired by purchase is in our eyes worthy of an award!



On the occasion of the recurrence of the Lazarus Union receiving “Genaral Consultative Status“ from the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in June 2019, The founder of the the Lazarus Union, Senator Professor h.c. Wolfgang Steinhardt, donates a visual recognition for all persons and institutions actively campaigning for piece in the world, but also in daily life and have acquired merits to theLAZARUS UNION.

The awarding of this distinction is solely under the responsibility of the founder of this award, who also defrays all costs. Therefore this distinction will in principle be awarded WITHOUT any insignia fees or other costs for the honored. The General plenipotentiary confirms the validity of the award  on the certificate.

Of course it would be considered nice and noble if the honoured donates a sum to the Lazarus Union for its peace projects. But this is purely VOLUNTARILY!

Presentation of the award will be in the course of a solemn setting, either during Lazarus union celebrations or those of friendly organisations. From personal handover will be refrained only in severe exceptional cases. There is no legal claim on the awarding of this distinction. Also this distinction cannot be applied for. It is awarded purely upon personal assessment and cannot be bought!

There are three levels of this distinction:

Cross of Peace (Officer)

Cross of Peace with Silver Star (Grand Officer)

Cross of Peace with Golden Star (Grand Cross)

Pictures of the original insignias:

Insignia Ribbon Miniature
Cross of Peace
Friedenskreuz 01 ohne HG 250 hn Friedenskreuz Ribbon Miniatur-Friedenskreuz-NEU-100[1]
Cross of Peace with Silver Star
Friedenskreuz mit Silberstern 01 ohne HG 350 Friedenskreuz mit Silberstern Miniatur-Friedenskreuz-mit-Silbersternstern-NEU-100[1]
Cross of Peace with Gold Star
Friedenskreur mit Goldstern 01 ohne HG 350 Friedenskreuz mit Goldstern Miniatur-Friedenskreuz-mit-Goldstern-NEU-100[1]

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