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2009-04-27 08:42:00

Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley Visits Northeast States to Promote New Film-based Education Resource on Nonviolence, Anti-bullying and Peace NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker and founder of the UK-based nonprofit Peace One Day (POD), Jeremy Gilley, today announced the US roll-out of a free online educational curriculum focusing on conflict resolution and nonviolence for teachers and students across the country. The curriculum, recommended for grades 6-12, aims to foster...

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2009-03-26 14:47:21

Singer Joan Baez's former home in Carmel Valley, Calif., is to be included on Monterey County's Register of Historic Resources, officials said. The designation will make it worthwhile for the current owners to remodel the home using the style and construction techniques used nearly half a century ago when the house was built, rather than raze it and construct a new one, The Monterey County (Calif.) Herald said. Baez owned the house from 1964-68, a period in her career when she was a...

2009-02-20 16:50:21

Violent video games and movies can make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, U.S. researchers said. Two studies conducted by University of Michigan Professor Brad Bushman and Iowa State University Professor Craig Anderson demonstrated that exposure to violent media produces physiological desensitization -- lowering heart rate and skin conductance -- when viewing scenes of actual violence a short time later. In one study, 320 college students played either a violent or a...

2009-02-20 10:55:50

Violent video games and movies make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, according to a research report published in the March 2009 issue of Psychological Science.The report details the findings of two studies conducted by University of Michigan professor Brad Bushman and Iowa State University professor Craig Anderson.The studies fill an important research gap in the literature on the impact of violent media. In earlier work, Bushman and Anderson demonstrated that exposure to...

2008-10-04 21:00:18

By Betsy Bower Saint Anne's welcomes bishop RITTMAN -- Parishioners at St. Anne's will gather at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday to welcome Bishop Richard G. Lennon, as he makes his first pastoral visit to Rittman. Lennon was an auxiliary bishop in Boston before being appointed to Ohio on April 4, 2006. He was installed as the 10th bishop of the Cleveland Diocese on May 15, 2006. Following the liturgy, a reception will be held in the church. Annual harvest festival set WINESBURG --...

2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Kerry Lester Imagine the scenario: A local peace group has long distributed fliers at a suburban high school. These fliers encourage students to make informed choices when joining the military. One day, an administrator decides that the peace group's is "military bashing." The group is asked to leave. Military recruiters, also distributing fliers at the school, keep making regular visits. The peace group cries foul over the school's choice. Is such a decision fair? Too rash?...

2008-09-22 21:00:25

By Jeanine Kendle ORRVILLE -- Two new administrators and one who moved into a new position have joined the Kingsway Christian School administration. Hollings Belcher and Ken Wengerd are the new administrative consultant and director of spiritual growth and development, respectively. Belcher has been a teacher and principal for 35 years in the Manchester, Northwest and Norton districts. He retired from Norton last spring where his school had received an excellent rating from the state...

2008-09-22 00:00:27

Author David Cortwright will discuss Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals during a lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of Pittsburgh's Heinz Chapel. Cortwright, president of the Fourth Freedom Foundation Forum, is a research fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has written "Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism." A candlelight vigil and interfaith prayers and music will begin at 7 p.m. outside Heinz Chapel...

2008-09-04 18:00:33

BOSTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America must take a major role in finding peaceful and equitable solutions to violence in the world, says Ira Magaziner, chair of the William J. Clinton Foundation policy board and former Senior White House Advisor for Policy Development in the Clinton administration, who will be the keynote speaker at a conference at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) on September 19 and 20, 2008. Joining him as major presenters at the...

2008-09-04 15:00:14

Digital Influence Group is proud to announce they have been selected as a winner of the first annual Inbound Marketing Award for their work creating and promoting the Fanista "Burma: It Can't Wait" campaign. The Inbound Marketing Awards recognize outstanding achievement and innovation in the use of inbound marketing techniques to help market a product, tool or their company. Judges selected the best and brightest campaigns based on their use of inbound marketing, business impact, and...