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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1988)
Workshops held to promote peace and unity
By Jana Pedersen
Promoting peace and unity was the
focus of a series of workshops pre
sented by the eight members of the
Peace Caravan at Cornerstone United
Campus Ministries Saturday.
“We try to teach the issues and
<• networking,” said the Rev. Carol
Powers, the coordinator of the Peace
Caravan. “More education is impor
tant so we can think about (the issues)
in different ways, seeing how each of
us is involved. We try to give hope
that there are things we can do.”
Some issues the group discusses
are nuclear waste, sex roles, violence
and empowerment. Workshops were
held on each of these topics.
Also, “(networking) is important
to let people know that there are oth
ers out there,” Powers said. “We want
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to give everyone a sense of being part
of a group.”
About 20 people participated in
the day-long event which was spon
sored by the Unitarian Universalist
Organization. Lincoln had the largest
turnout of any other stops on the
caravan’s nationwide tour to univer
sities and colleges, Powers said.
Joe Bowman, the Unitarian
Universalist member who organized
the Lincoln event, said he was pleased
with its results.
“The reason that I really wanted to
support the Peace Caravan is that it
really seems to be a good synthesis of
concerns that aren’t just politics,” he
Bowman said the emphasis on
religion that the caravan provides is
important because “there has to be
something that pulls you through the
“You never know if you vc done
good,” he said. “You just have to
believe that you have. That’s where
religion comes in. It gives you some
thing to believe in. ’
The group has been on tour since
Sept. 24, and the tour will continue
through Nov. 11. This is the first year
for the Peace Caravan, which origi
nates from Lanoka Harbor, N.J. The
group includes students from the ages
of 18 to 30 who come from different
parts of the country and are all mem
bers of the Unitarian Universalist
Powers, who organized the cara
van, said she was inspired after she
participated in a peace march across
the country in 1986
“I discovered how effective it was
to actually go to where people live,
Ministry to young adults has been
one of her goals for the program, and
she said she feels that it has been
successful in accomplishing that
“It’s a valuable way to learn and to
give young adults a chance to organ
ize,” she said.
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DROUGHT from Page 3
Training seminars also will help
bridge the gap between the two
groups said Wilhite. The audience for
the seminars is similar to that of the
newsletter. The people who make
policies concerning drought stricken
areas and can change existing pol ic ics
are encouraged to attend.
The officials will learn about the
methods performed by other coun
tries suffering to improve their exist
The first seminar will cover
drought problems encountered in
Latin America, Wilhite said. Other
seminars are being planned for Africa
and Asia as well.
Until now, funding has come from
the International Affairs branch of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
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