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Emma Lou Thayne and the Art of Peace
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Emma Lou Thayne and the Art of Peace

In times of hardship, we can look to those who have gone before us and who teach us how to live better. Emma Lou Thayne, having lived through World War II and been grateful when the war ended with the bombs on Japan, learned to consider the horror of nuclear bombs. She wrote poems about peace and became an advocate for peaceful conflict resolution.  Her poem “Where Can I Turn for Peace?,” now in the hymnbook, was written as her daughter dealt with serious illnesses. Read more to be inspired by Thayne’s art and advocacy.