Celebrating a Peacemaker

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Many of you have been asking who the 2017 peacemaker is and today I am able to tell you. We are thrilled to honor and celebrate Mary Poole, founder and director of Soft Landing Missoula. It started with a picture — the one we all saw of the small body of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned as he and his family were trying to reach Europe in the midst of the refugee crisis. Mary, the mother of a small boy herself was moved. But Mary went further and acted. Continue reading

Peacemakers Wanted!

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We are looking for Missoula peacemakers.  Who do you know who walks the walk daily; who bravely addresses conflict; who makes justice for all central to everything they do;  who is not afraid to stir the waters a little — or a lot; who is brave enough to speak the truth; who teaches us to be better; who inspires you? Continue reading

Submit Your Peacemaker Nomination

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It is hard to focus on the positive things in the world when the media constantly shows us the ugly and the tragic. But we must find the time to do just that. It is the good in the world that gives us hope and renews us. And it is the heroes in our lives that inspire and encourages us through their example. Each year about this time, Continue reading