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Chinatown community optimistic but ‘very nervous’ as Lunar New Year approaches

This year was meant to mark the triumphant return of Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebrations after the in-person festivities were canceled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the Year of the Tiger – which signifies strength, courage, power and great change – will begin with cautious optimism. “It’s …

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Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center graduates 287th basic training class

HUTCHINSON – Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 14 in a ceremony held at KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer William Butrum of the Baldwin City Police Department was the class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Darrell Atteberry, Chief of …

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Community-level climate resilience strategies

Clouds of fire – image: Jill Siegrist, cc 2.0 In late 2019, the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), in partnership with Climate Resolve and a number of state agencies, began discussions on how to develop and implement adaptation strategies and climate resilience in the daily functions of community organizations …

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Planting Seeds Int’l Anniversary Event Raises $ 10,000 to Support Community and Educational Efforts in Guatemala

Breadcrumb Links News Local news Planting Seeds International Co-Executive Director Shannon Moyle shares the organization’s history and long-standing relationship with its original founders, Richard and Susan Schmaltz (seated front row pictured) of Pembroke, at the 20th anniversary of the education program started by Richard and Susan in Guatemala. The anniversary …

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This Detroit coalition hopes to boost efforts with community inquiry

As pastor of City Covenant Church, a small church in the Brightmoor neighborhood of Detroit, Pastor Semmeal Thomas has previously had difficulty mobilizing resources to help his congregation and the community at large. Then, about ten years ago, Thomas started working with an organization called the Brightmoor Alliance. The collaboration …

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Law Enforcement, Domestic Violence, Minorities, Family Rights Organizations Support Veto of Life-threatening Bill in Pennsylvania

Press release, Public Safety Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – In the wake of Governor Tom Wolf’s veto on Senate Bill 565 yesterday, nearly a dozen law enforcement, domestic violence, minority and family advocacy organizations have expressed their support for the veto to repeal legislation that would have made it easier to transport …

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Community Unity Day promotes Duval, that’s us – Free Press of Jacksonville

It features Pastor Robert LeCount, CEO | Executive Director and Founder of Quench The Violence and Pastor of Disciples of Christ Church, and Jack Meeks, CPA. Quench the Violence, a Jacksonville-based non-profit organization whose mission is to promote peace, unity and community throughout Duval County, hosted “Unity in Community” on …

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Pensacola’s “Gospel on the Water” concert seeks to uplift the community

A special event this weekend in Pensacola that aims to uplift the community will feature an array of award-winning gospel singers spreading the message of hope. The event, entitled “The Gospel on the Water”, will take place Sunday at the amphitheater of the community maritime park. Among the artists scheduled …

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Kenosha activists call for peace and justice ahead of Kyle Rittenhouse trial

Jury selection for Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial begins Monday. Other members of the Rittenhouse coverage community told WISN 12 that tensions and anxiety are high as the trial approaches. executive director of Kenosha Leaders. “Either way, we want everyone to stay peaceful because it’s about getting justice for two young men. …

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Prem Rawat Foundation’s peace education program extends to Brazilian prisons

The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) is partnering with the Prison Education Foundation to deliver the Peace Education Program in São Paulo Prisons, Brazil, to help detainees rehabilitate. LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Prison Education Foundation (FUNAP) has renewed its partnership to bring the Prem Rawat …

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Liberia: Center for Peace Education donates COVID-19 items to motorcyclists and traders in Moulton Corner community

BREWERVILLE- A local non-governmental organization, the Center for Peace and Education, distributed several anti-COVID-19 materials to residents of Mouton Corner in Brewerville on Saturday. Items include 2,000 nasal masks, 200 face shields and 1,000 COVID-19 awareness flyers. Beneficiaries include William Grant and Irean Grant market traders, motorcycle and car unions, …

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Logan Family Gymnasium Groundbreaking Ceremony Celebrates Peace, Justice and Unity

The Town of Evanston and Friends of the Robert Crown Center officially opened the Logan Family Gymnasium earlier this month in a ceremony attended by members of the Logan family, the Evanston Parks and Recreation Board and friends of the Robert Crown Center. The public was invited to attend the …

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Spalding University launches anti-racism program to promote peace and justice through education

On Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day, Spalding University in downtown Louisville announced that it is launching an online anti-racism training and professional development program that is aligned with its mission to promote peace and justice through education. “Restorative Practices for Anti-Racism Travel” is a series of virtual courses that will …

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Brockton Churches Hold Synchronized Prayer Events for Peace and Justice

BROCKTON – Believers in Brockton pray for peace and equality in the face of police abuse and racial injustice. But it will take more than prayer, said a church leader. “Prayer is a beginning that lays the proper foundation for the work that needs to be done,” said Reverend Manny …

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Peace education in Iraq: laying the foundations for sustainable development [EN/AR] – Iraq

Basra, March 14, 2019 – Strengthen the capacity of universities across Iraq to contribute to the achievement of SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, UNDP Iraq, national NGO, Iraq Al-Amal and UNESCO Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, has jointly launched a new national program – …

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Peace Education – The VOICE

Youth explore appreciating differences at the Peace Ed Diversity Leaders Camp. THEliving in a nation that feels more and more divided every day can have an emotional impact on all of us. But bright spots in this tumultuous time exist in our community. The Peace Education Program is one of …

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