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Loras College to host the Peace Institute July 23-26

Registration deadline is May 4

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host its annual Peace Institute July 23 to 26. The four-day camp experience teaches leadership and peace building to high schoolers. Through interactive learning activities and programming, participants engage in concepts such as peace with themselves, the community and the world. Applications for the Peace Institute are due May 4.

“The Peace Institute draws students not only locally and regionally, but also nationally,” said Brenna Cussen Anglada, co-director of Peace Institute. “High school students in today’s society face unique, though interrelated stresses: increased anxiety and loneliness in a technological age; injustice based on one’s identity; climate change; and increased awareness of global crises such as war, human trafficking, and the refugee crisis.”

Guided by Loras students, faculty and staff, participants will engage with peers from diverse religious, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds through activities ranging from laughter yoga, small group discussion, a privilege walk, an Immigration Simulation and more.

“This summer, the institute will extend to four days, with the curriculum growing to include segments on racial justice, food justice, and immigration and refugee issues. As part of the interfaith component, participants will also learn from a local American Indian perspective on peace.”

Cost is $250, including housing, meals and all programming. Need-based scholarships are available. Interested students can request more information and find application material at

For more information about this week, contact Anglada at 608.563.3630 or

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About Loras College
Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks 22nd among 450 NCAA III athletic programs in the 2017 Learfield Sports Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine. Visit to learn more.