Year of Peace

CLICK HERE for the latest “Year of Peace” News.

Or, for all the Year of Peace columns as published in the Concordia Blade-Empire, CLICK HERE.


The 2013 CIVILITY PLEDGE signature drive has begun! To renew your commitment, or make it for the first time, you can CLICK HERE to download a PDF to print out and sign. (The deadline for submitting your signature is March 29, 2013.)


THE 2012 CIVILITY PLEDGE signature drive drew 312 Concordians joining the effort for a more civil community. To see the full page that was published in the Concordia Blade-Empire in April 2012, CLICK HERE.

THE 2011 CIVILITY PLEDGE signature drive drew 299 Concordians to make a commitment to civility. To see the full page that was published by the Concordia Blade-Empire in February 2011, CLICK HERE.

The Concordia Year of Peace began officially with the city’s Fall Fest Sept. 26, 2009. Another Year of Peace 2011 began Jan. 1, 2011.

Beginning Sept. 25, 2009, the Concordia Blade-Empire newspaper has provided weekly space for a Year of Peace column, which were written by committee members and students from the local middle school, high school and community college. That weekly column continued through Dec. 31, 2010. In 2011, for Another Year of Peace, we are publishing columns twice a month, on the first and third Fridays. Our thanks to the newspaper for its support of these efforts.