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On a somber day for Gary, a dozen young people with snazzy white drums and cymbals set a new beat for the city as they marched along 15th Avenue Saturday in a Walk for Peace On Our Streets.
As another anniversary of Lithuanian independence (Feb. 16) has come and independence regained (March 11) approaches, the quest for freedom and self-determination of nations rages in parts of the world.
Children ages 12 and older killing each other. Guards watching over children to and from schools. Security at funerals. Mass shootings. Parents killing their offspring.
The Memorial Day established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln is gradually fading into history. It was meant to establish into our national memory the sacrifice of thousands of sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to their country in peace and war.
Each year, especially at Christmas, Americans profess their desire for "Peace on Earth." Well, in the words of the 1955 song, "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."
Peace is indeed fragile, and that is a reason to maintain our military readiness in the face of the fiscal cliff (Doug Ross column, Dec. 5). It is also a reason to sustain our commitment to international development assistance.
Mary Kaczka, of Valparaiso, packs her belongings Tuesday before leaving for a 27-month role with the Peace Corps in the Asian county of Azerbaijan. Kaczka was formerly the executive director of Partners in Contracting Corp. in Hammond.
“I was interested in a life-changing challenge and experience,” Mary Kaczka said of her 27-month role with the Peace Corps in the Asian county of Azerbaijan. “I feel like this is my purpose.”
Purdue University Calumet student Alonzo Bailey, left, and Purdue Calumet Associate Director of Facilities Paul Pratt admire the Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World display Monday in Hammond. The university has launched a week of events honoring the life of rights activ…
Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon, from left, East Chicago Department of Redevelopment Director John Artis and Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist admire the Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World display Monday at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.
Keynote speaker Martinez Chapman from Soka Gakkai International addresses a crowd Monday as Purdue University Calumet began a week of events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
The message of peace on Earth, proclaimed two millennia ago, came as welcome news. The world was at war then, and the angels proclaimed their message in an occupied land.
PORTAGE | Fegely Middle School students expressed their thoughts about war and peace and living in harmony by participating in an art installation project this week.
CROWN POINT | Connie Postelli knows she's going to Ukraine to teach English as a second language with the Peace Corps, and that she leaves Northwest Indiana on Sept. 19. Her research has told her the winters will be brutal, with temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below zero.
Walter Jones, of Gary, kneels to take a picture of the plaque that was unveiled Monday in Federal Plaza to mark the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. Jones volunteered in Sierra Leone from 1990 to 1992.
Chicago area Peace Corps volunteers celebrated the program's 50th anniversary with a tree and plaque dedication ceremony in Federal Plaza. About 300 people gathered in the plaza for speeches, acknowlegements and dedications. Among them was Garth Lewis, of Gary, center who had served in the P…
Catherine Foster and Joe Carroll unveil a plaque Monday in Federal Plaza marking the 50th anniversary of the Chicago area Peace Corps.
Katie O'Connor, manager of the Chicago regional recruitment office for the Peace Corps, speaks to a crowd of about 300 people Monday who gathered in Federal Plaza to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with a tree and plaque dedication.
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