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30 01, 2017

Peace, From the Eyes of Lexie Brown, Intern

To me, Peace means the opportunity for genuine dialogue. As Martin Buber called it, the “I and Thou” moments. In those moments, there are no hidden agendas, no assumptions, and no judgments. There are only people coming together to talk and listen.  I think peace can be achieved through the

18 01, 2017

Volunteer of the Month – January

Lexie Brown is our Volunteer of the Month. Lexie is a senior at Franklin College and is spending her January term volunteering at the Peace Learning Center to help with Special Events. Lexie helped us prepare and manage our 19th Annual Martin Luther King Community Festival. Jay Horan, Director of

5 12, 2016

Volunteer of the Year – Barbara Oberreich

Barbara Oberreich is Peace Learning Center's Volunteer of the Year and an incredible supporter of our work. She has been integral in implementing restorative practices in our schools and ensuring volunteers are used and engaged wisely. Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Youth Programs has worked closely with Barbara and said, "Barbara

5 12, 2016

A TED Talk Inspired Spiritual Talk Series WALK THE TALK: COMPASSION

The Vogue | Wednesday, December 14, 2016 INDIANAPOLIS - Walk the Talk: Compassion continues the innovative TED Talk inspired Spiritual Talk series, and will showcase six speakers discussing and sharing personal stories about compassion. The event will also feature live music, confetti, interactive activities and a Motivational Balloon drop, making

21 11, 2016

November – Volunteer of the Month

The Public Defender’s Office is our Volunteer Group of the Month.  Public Defender members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was

3 11, 2016

From the Intern

I love being at IUPUI because of the extra little somethings, exhibits, and events the campus hosts to promote the never-ending amounts of diversity we have pouring into Indianapolis. Today there was an Allies for Inclusion: The Ability Exhibit, emphasizing the inclusion for those who may be mentally or physically

19 10, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – October

Angie’s List is our Volunteer Organization of the Month.  Angie’s List members spent a full Friday working with youth from a local elementary school.   After being trained in peace education lessons the volunteers mentored students as they went through rotations.   The volunteers were welcoming and friendly.   It was clear that

17 10, 2016

Motivational Monday

Birthdays are the one day a year when it is socially acceptable to celebrate yourself. I think this is a good thing because some people probably need limits, however, I also think we each need to credit ourselves a little more.  I think we deserve more than one day a

27 09, 2016

From the Intern

I'm a college student.  And it's weird. Weird might not even be the right word.  It is sincerely overwhelming.  In 2016, everyone knows just about everything, or are aware of it.  Same gender love is alive and well, it's considered common knowledge to address someone by the gender he/she identify

16 09, 2016

Volunteer of the Month – September

Our “Peace Mentors” are our Volunteers of the Month.  Peace Mentors are committed to helping Peace Learning Center by receiving training to become facilitators for PLC field trips.   Jay Horan, our Director of Engagement has worked closely with the group and said,  “What a beautiful group of people!   They are

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