The Peace House
A few weeks ago my sculpture class took a fieldtrip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. We all piled into cars and hoped that the classmate driving wouldn't get us lost. On the way there, I noticed a little building with a colorful mural on the side of it. It said "Peace House" on the front.
The mural had made m curious so I checked it out on the net later. Apparently the Peace House is a building for anyone to go to who needs help.
They serve a free lunch and offer discussion groups to help people talk through their problems.
I really think that a place like this is a good way to help the community. Not only are the people in the Peace House helping those in need physically, they are helping them mentally and spiritually.
It is only when we try to help a person as a whole rather than as a corpse (which is what they are if you ignore the mind and the soul) that we can really make a difference.
Instead of just putting a roof over the heads and food in the mouths of the needy, the Peace House is nourising the minds of the impoverished with intelligent discussion; the workers are helping the people to learn how to shelter themselves by educating them and teaching them to stand up for their beliefs.
Food and Monetary donations can be sent to:
510 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404