Lately there's been a lot of talk about war and peace. You can hear it in the media, in our churches, and from our friends and families. We hear of conflicts in schools, communities and countries.
Given what's happening in the world today, The Lutheran staff would like to hear what kids think about peace. What is peace? What does peace look like? Is war sometimes necessary to bring peace to the world? Or should we never have wars? What can you or adults do to bring peace to your community, church and world? Do you have hope for peace in the world?
Let us know what you think by entering our contest:
• Draw a picture or write an essay (no more than 100 words) that reflects your views of peace. The questions listed above can help you get started. Use 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils or paint. Essays should be neatly written or typed. White or light paper works best.
• Neatly print your name and age, along with your church's name and address on the back of your entry.
• Entries will be reviewed on design or clarity of writing, and by age group. Finalists will receive a "Youngchurch" globe beach ball.
• Send entries by Sept. 8 to "Youngchurch," The Lutheran, 8765 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631-4183.
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