Peaceworks

We’re excited about an upcoming video series by Peaceworks, a new youth movement for peace. It will inspire you and give you the tools you need to make a difference in your life and the world. Watch the trailer to find out who the speakers will be (spoiler alert: one of them is Greg) or visit the Peaceworks website. 

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