TERRE HAUTE —
plants new seed
On April 26, CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center hosted an event called “Sowing Seeds of Peace: A Celebration of Spring” at the Apple House. Our purpose was to introduce people to our concept of forgiveness as a seed for peace. This was the first time we have ever done such an event, which featured a wine and beer tasting amid the beautiful foliage of a greenhouse.
We could not have been more pleased with the support from the community. We had a great turnout and received lots of positive feedback. CANDLES owes every bit of the positive response to our wonderful volunteer co-hosts and sponsors.
I would like to thank our co-chairs: Whitney Gurman-Roberts and Mike Roberts, and Patrick and Lindsay Fazio. They were outstanding leaders of this event. We could not have done it without them and our talented co-hosts, including Katie Shane, Susan Snider Turner, Megan Marvin, Teresa Shaffer, Paige Preusse and Rachel Leslie. These volunteers, aka “Team Awesome,” planned and pulled off an incredible amount of detailed work, and they did it with grace, humor, generosity and positivity. Terre Haute is fortunate to have such a great group of people who give of themselves for the good of the community.
I would also like to thank our generous sponsors for the event. The Apple House was a fantastic venue, and Ryan and Tom Cummins and staff were great to work with. Another big thank you goes to Lori Knight and Bourbon and Canal, as well as all the excellent wine and beer vendors who shared their products and expertise with our attendees.
Thanks also to Simple to Elegant, Midwest Printing, Large Ink, WTWO, Clabber Girl, The Copper Bar, Complete Outdoor, Transformations Salon and Spa, Barcelona Tapas Restaurant, and Forget-Me-Not Custom Gifts and Parties. You helped us create a great event at minimal cost so that funds raised can support our work.
Above all, I would like to thank our community for supporting the mission of CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, which is to shine a light on the Holocaust and the story of Eva Kor, to create an empowered community of critical thinkers who will illuminate the world with hope, healing, respect, and responsibility. Check out our website, www.candles
more upcoming events.
— Kiel Majewski,
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
We must speak of
Arthur Feinsod’s letter of April 29, 2013, shows that he does not understand Islam and the threat it poses to the West. In his book “Religion of Peace? Islam’s War Against the World,” Gregory M. Davis explains the threat Islam poses to the West and writes:
“For those of us aware of the problem, we must resolve to speak candidly what we know to be true about Islam, what it is and what it has done. We mustn’t be cowed by charges of ‘racism’ or ‘xenophobia;’ we mustn’t be afraid of ridicule or ostracism by elements whose careers have been made peddling soft, comfortable fictions; and we mustn’t be afraid even of paying the ultimate price. Clearly, Islam’s true believers are willing to kill and die for their cause. If some of us are not at least willing to die for ours, we are surely lost. From the bloody deeds of Muhammad, to the Armenian Genocide to the terrorist jihadists of today, we must speak the truth candidly and the consequences be damned.”
— Hal Strahm
Bowen huge friend
of Taft Institute
The front-page article in Tuesday’s (May 7) Tribune-Star reporting the death of former Gov. Otis Bowen brought back many memories of Bowen’s support and encouragement to C.W. (Will) Engelland’s well-known Robert Taft Institute on practical politics conducted in the summers at ISU for many years.
When the teachers who enrolled in the institute gathered for their end-of-session banquet, Dr. Bowen was often the principal speaker of the evening. He enthusiastically supported Engelland and ISU in these institutes, and if at all possible made arrangements to attend and take part.
The institutes, of course, studied the two-party system, and Republican Bowen and Democrat Engelland worked together in political education projects for Hoosiers with the greatest respect for one another.
— Pat (Mrs. C.W.) Engelland
TERRE HAUTE —
Readers’ Forum: March 17, 2014
Indiana livestock industry threatens our water supply
Which direction is state moving?
FLASHPOINT: Energy bill a no-brainer target for Pence’s veto pen
Indiana has, for many years, wrestled with the question of what policy, if any, to pursue to advance new, alternative visions of how we deal with waste, move around and grow our food. Fortunately, we’ve seen some tangible signs of progress in the Indiana General Assembly with respect to recycling, mass transit and local food systems.
READERS' FORUM: March 16, 2014
• Time for change in assessor office
• Are Indiana’s chemical storage tanks safe?
• Voters of Indiana Thinking carefully about health care
• Put an end to costly primaries
• Founders understood representation rights
• What about bridge?
• Young people don’t know rules
• So many words, so little space
READERS' FORUM: March 14, 2014
• ISU officers should stay on campus
• Good reasons why guns are needed
• Salute to Jake
READERS' FORUM: March 13, 2014
• Celebrating the Girl Scouts
• Challenging the politicians
- READERS' FORUM: March 12, 2014
READERS' FORUM: March 11, 2014
• Meat-free path to the fountain of youth
• Faulty point?
READERS' FORUM: March 10, 2014
• Our government’s heart and soul
• A plea for more give and take
Readers’ Forum: March 9, 2014
Mardi Gras great event for Swope
EPA regs will cause energy bills to soar
Please pray for Ukraine innocents
Sinful thinking on road to hell
Liberty — or licentiousness
People will not always agree
Botched chance at leadership
- Readers’ Forum: March 7, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 6, 2014
Utilities do need tighter regulation
Great work by TV sports staff
- Readers’ Forum: March 5, 2014
Readers’ Forum: March 4, 2014
Lunatic ravings of the far right
Let IRS take the bullying pledge
Readers’ Forum: March 3, 2014
Social workers honor profession
Readers’ Forum: March 2, 2014
Candle still burns at St. Ann’s Clinic
Thanks to all at Sarah Scott
How should we define marriage?
An argument of science and law
Chance to expand your knowledge
Excellent service from paper carrier
Central time zone makes more sense
Summer adult baseball league for all ages
Recognizing that all people matter
More selfish opposition to Common Core
- Readers’ Forum: Feb. 28, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 27, 2014
• Unfair criticism of electric utility
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 26, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 25, 2014
Group to rival The Beatles?
HJR-3 opponents afraid of the truth
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 24, 2014
Declaration of specific gender should never occur
Say no to alcohol at the State Fair
Protect yourself against bad food
Warm appreciation for support staff
Merit in approach
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 23, 2014
• A specimen of bad policy
• And up it goes
• It is past time to talk about rape, sex assault
• Religion is best spread peacefully
• Fugitive thoughts on a winter day
• America taking steps backward
• Being respectful, not anonymous
• Kind help on a cold morning
• Let us throw another stone on the pile
FLASHPOINT: Local control over the business personal property tax good option
I have a tremendous respect for Indiana’s local leaders.
FLASHPOINT: Did legislators place bad bet on Common Core?
A comedian once observed that the reason they call it “horse sense” is because horses don’t bet on people.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 21, 2014
READERS' FORUM: Feb. 20, 2014
• Take another look at Terre Haute
• The state that adapts, adopts
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 19, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 18, 2014
Founders were indeed ‘devout’
Firm definition is what we need
All handouts equal
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 17, 2014
Utility billing process unfair
Voters must demand court information
FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
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- Readers’ Forum: March 17, 2014