Junior college puts on peace-building conference

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Promoting peace in part of the African nation of Uganda will the focus of a one-day conference at Johnson County Community College next month.

The gathering takes place Nov. 1 with the director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Missouri’s Park University giving the keynote speech.

The center supports something it describes as peace journalism and says choices about how stories are framed can improve the prospects for peace.

Breakout sessions will feature presentations from groups that include the Medical Missions Foundation. The conference will be geared toward students and others who are interested in international relations, journalism, providing health care in the developing world, social justice and peace/conflict studies.


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