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PeacePartners, Inc. honors our valued partners by celebrating their passion for peace, their creative ideas, and the wonderful implementation strategies they incorporate.

As we continue to support our partners, it is our privilege to showcase PeaceBuilders sites. Don't just take our word for it. Read about some featured sites as they explored their problems, developed their PeaceBuilders solution, and discovered positive outcomes! We invite you to sit back and explore the fantastic PeaceBuilding events happening throughout the United States and U.S. Territories.


St. Edward School - Jeffersontown, KY
At St. Edward School, building peace is a community event. The Wise People at this site have devised a very clever way to share the art of PeaceBuilding.

For the second year, St. Edward has conducted a "Visions of Peace Art Show." They invite members of the school, church and teaching community to create a piece of art that supports the values of PeaceBuilders. They encourage families, individuals and classes to discuss their visions of a peaceful environment and then create a representation of their vision. Participants are encouraged to use any medium they like.

This year, they had a wide variety of art pieces that include a quilt, numerous exquisite paintings and drawings, a carving, photography, a mobile, a matchstick model, computer art and a collage.

This photo shows the lovely Peace Quilt and a large, wonderful, colorful vision of peace.

A number of creative participants produced their visions using paper and a variety of other media: paint, glue, glitter, crayons, pencils and markers.

  

  
The types of media used in other pieces were as varied as they were lovely.

  

  

  



The exhibit was a great success. Approximately 179 people-students, staff members and parishioners-participated! They all received a "Certificate of Gratitude" thanking them for sharing their "Unique Vision of Peace." People who attended the exhibit were predictably impressed. Following are some of the inspired comments from the sign-up journal which illustrate not only the success of the event but the ease with which this community offers praise to each other.
  • "Terrific Work" -Skylar  (student)
  • "Great job" -Ian (student)
  • "Awesome Job" -Kyle (student)
  • "Super job- I loved it" -Mrs. Jones (principal)
  • "Good Work" -Sarah (student)
  • "Very Nice!" -Mrs. Chevalier (1st grade teacher)
  • "What a beautiful collection of visions, all guiding our world to peace. May we be the creators of stillness, advocates of patience and cultivators of goodness each peace filled day of out lives." -Dawn (visitor)
Our sincere thanks go to St. Edward School for their continued efforts to build a more peaceful world. This site has provided us many fantastic PeaceBuilders activity and event ideas. It is no wonder the program is such a success at St. Edward. PeaceBuilders is not a program they use, it is their lifestyle.


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