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Every year on Sept. 21, the United Nations and people all around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. The UN inducted the peaceful holiday back in 1981, devoting the day to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

At Warner University, students, faculty and staff gathered together at the Michael W. Crews Memorial Clock Tower to pray. This ceremony was led by Dr. Mike Sanders and also honored the Bob and Fran Clark Peacemaking Initiative at Warner.

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By lifting up Jesus and his nonviolence, the Clark Peacemaking Initiative emphasizes our church and scriptural heritage of peacemaking. It was named after a couple who are national treasures in the Church of God, Robert and Frances Clark, whose life passions were missions and peace.

They were known and admired for pouring out their lives for the people of India and Bangladesh. They followed that by becoming beloved members of the Warner family with Dr. Clark teaching and sharing his heart for missions, and Mrs. Clark mentoring and nurturing students at Warner for years.

During the 2007 General Assembly of the Church of God, the Clarks rightfully received the “Peacemakers of the Year” Award.

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Robert and Frances Clark

The fund is always open to receiving more gifts to foster the peacemaking initiative at Warner University and honoring the Clarks. Feel free to make a donation to the Peacemaking Initiative by clicking here.