by COURTNEY BRANCO
Tiffin University celebrated International Day of Peace by hosting a Peace Fair on campus at Hayes Court Yard.
The Day of Peace is celebrated every year on Sept. 21, when people devote the day to strengthen the idea of peace around the world. The day is dedicated to non-violence and to show how peace can be the better way to live in the world.
“Diversity can lead to peace,” said Scott Williams, a senior at Tiffin University who organized the fair with Sister Paulette Schroder, a Franciscan nun who runs Project Peace. Williams brought together different organizations throughout campus to show how diversity and peace can be reached throughout the campus and community.
Seven different organizations participated in the fair, including Project Peace, TU’s Office of Disability Services, NAMI, LASO, VOICE, the communicating across cultures course, and The Tystenac student newspaper. The fair had activities such as chalk drawing and an art sale, and educational materials were presented by different materials to show how peace is an effective tool. Students, faculty and even Dr. Lillian Schumacher herself came out to see how peace can be better for the world.
Project Peace is located in Tiffin, Ohio at St. Francis Convent. The dream for project peace is to help create peace in the community and world by teaching nonviolence to the community. According to the Project Peace website, Sister Paulette, who spent three years in Palestine, said, “War has no value.”
If you are interested in learning more about Project Peace contact, Sister Paulette at 419-447-0453.