The 86 editorial cartoons that make up this exhibit were drawn by members of the international organization, Cartooning for Peace. The organization grew out of a United Nation symposium, “Unlearning Intolerance,” held in October 2006 in reaction to the violent outcry over cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

The symposium’s goal to promote mutual understanding and respect among people of different faiths and cultures, using the editorial cartoon as a universal language, became the goal of Cartooning for Peace. The Cartooning for Peace Foundation was officially established in Paris in May 2008.