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The Press rejoices in its emblem, widely known as the Cross of Lorraine. It has Christian resonance, but also a longer history and meaning, precious over many generations.

Known not only from middle-eastern Byzantium as well as early Christendom both west and east, it also has forbears in ancient Asian symbolism.

It was adopted as her emblem by Joan of Arc (another remarkable woman, like those starting this press) and by freedom fighters in France as a contrast and weapon against the Nazi swastika. It has New World resonances too in the form carried by Jesuit missionaries to South America.

More recently it has been adopted as the symbol for the fight against tuberculosis and for health – ‘whole-th’.

Now with its added ‘c’ (Callender, but Campbell too) and ‘f’ (for its co-founder Ruth Finnegan) it is the proud-humble emblem of Callender Press, fitting for a publishing house with aspirations for peace and international understanding.

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