By Evan Burrell, Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia, May 29, 2017, published in Rotary Voices
Nonviolent Peaceforce, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, is offering an online,facilitated course in unarmed civilian protectionthrough Merrimack College.
The shortest distance between two people is a song. Or it could be a story.
That's the thinking behind a pilot program called Sprouts of Peace.
"It's sparking an imagination that we can make friends in all sorts of different places. And we don't have to be exactly alike," Rev. Al Schon, of Peace United Church of Christ, said.
Started almost two years ago by the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, Sprouts of Peace brings together young children of different faiths.