September 29, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- The Burbank Noon Lions will host its 14th annual Peace Poster Contest this fall for local youth. The theme of this year's poster contest is "Lighting the Path to World Peace," and the contest is designed to encourage local youth to share, through art, ideas on what peace means to them. Entries will be judged by portrayal of theme, artistic merit and originality. One grand prize winner will receive $2,500, and 23 merit award winners will receive $500 each.
June 23, 2007
A s Israel remembers its victories over Arab armies 40 years ago this month in the Six-Day War, peace is fragile and at times doesn't seem to exist in the region. And recent fighting between Hamas and Fatah, in Israel's Gaza Strip — land Israel gained in the war — has reportedly put a dent in some hopes that Palestinians and Israelis can ever live side-by-side, given Hamas' call for the destruction of Israel. What are your thoughts on the prospects for peace in this region?
November 20, 2004
Jacqui Brown Hand-cut white silk doves were sewn on to several 10-foot crimson colored silk banners at Stevenson Elementary by fourth- and fifth-graders, a project they hope will heal hearts and create peace a long way from home. The students on Wednesday also inscribed the name and age of each child who died in Beslan, Russia, during a terrorist siege on Sept. 1 that left 172 children dead. "Remember the Children of Beslan" is the project for Patricia Montandon, founder of the "Children as the Peacemakers."
December 24, 2005
What's on your Christmas/holiday wish this year? This past year has given us much to think about. On a personal level, we all experienced our individual triumphs and sorrows. History, however, will record this year as one where people across the world tried to recover from one massive disaster after another, such as the Asian tsunami that struck in the final days of last year, hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the earthquakes that struck in Iran and Pakistan. The magnitude of these events and the loss of life, not to mention damage to property, are simply unbelievable.
September 29, 2007
God bestows upon His children peace and joy. What are the meanings of these two gifts? If we look at the definition for peace in Philippians 4:9, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” The word for peace here in Greek is “shalom.” This signifies “wholeness.” I Thessalonians puts it another way: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.
July 16, 2003
Tyler Nyczaj, 17, of Burbank will be a senior at John Burroughs High School in the fall. "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" is about Sinbad (voiced by Brad Pitt), who is framed and sentenced to die for stealing the Book of Peace, which protects and keeps peace among the Twelve Nations. His friend, Proteus (Joseph Fiennes), takes his place so Sinbad can get the book back from the evil Goddess of Chaos, Eris (Michelle Pfeiffer). Proteus' girlfriend, Marina (Catherine Zeta-Jones)
February 17, 2007
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6). This popular proverb calls people to trust in God amid each and every one of life's circumstances. As I write this column, I am in New York at a conference for a rare disease called Hermansky Pudlak syndrome (a platelet dysfunction that can effect people with albinism). While I look around me at all the children and adults effected by this syndrome, my mind has countless thoughts and my heart experiences profuse emotions.
March 22, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I was working in the shipping office of a plastic bag factory near the El Toro Marine Base when Gulf War I began. A co-worker of mine, Scott Hallen, ran into my office and shouted, "Bush is walking in the Rose Garden!" Scott was the company's resident hard-core Republican. He had a loud, booming voice, a permanent sheen on his forehead and an almost disturbing familiarity with the minutiae of American warfare. I immediately took what he said to mean that the orders had been given, or at least a countdown had ended, and that the bombs were already falling.