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Public News Service - MI: Peace

After a year marked by racial and religious tensions, there are hopes for peace in the New Year.(Maryhere/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. - From Gov. Rick Snyder's unwelcoming stance on refugees to racial tensions fueled by police shootings, 2015 seemed to be lacking "peace on earth and goodwill toward men." But some faith groups are optimistic that 2016 can bring about tolerance and respect. Randy Block, director of

Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to stop accepting Syrian refugees in Michigan is being met with some criticism. Credit: Office of Gov. Snyder.

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder is receiving some backlash following his decision to suspend efforts to accept Syrian refugees into Michigan. In the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, Snyder said he is suspending efforts to encourage resettlement in Michigan, citing safety concerns. Sta

With countless villages and cities in their native land destroyed, Michiganders of Syrian descent want to see a plan in place to protect civilians and rebuild the country. Courtesy: United for a Free Syria

FLINT, Mich. - A photo of a toddler who died trying to flee his war-torn home in Syria has sparked worldwide concern for refugees seeking safety in Europe. But members of Michigan's Syrian American community are urging the public and policymakers not to ignore the root of the crisis. Muna Jondy of

PHOTO: Those who choose to wear orange Tuesday are asked to make three promises: to honor the lives of those lost to gun violence, to pledge to do all possible to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and to be responsible gun owners and keep kids safe. Image courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It's the color hunters wear to protect themselves and others in the woods, and tomorrow it will be the color many Michiganders don to recognize the inaugural National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Grant Grimard, 21, of Ann Arbor will be among those dressed in orange, which he say

PHOTO: The public is invited to view The Moving Wall and pay tribute to the lives lost in Vietnam as the exhibit comes to Michigan this week. Photo courtesy of The Moving Wall Museum foundation.

HAMBURG, Mich. – A traveling exhibit honoring the sacrifices of the more than 58,000 Americans killed or unaccounted for in the Vietnam War returns to the state this week, and organizers say it offers lessons for Michiganders of all ages. Founder John Devitt, a Vietnam vet himself, says he c

PHOTO: Ann Arbor is the latest Michigan city to join the

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Some Michigan moms say they've had enough of lockdown drills and headlines about campus shootings, so they're taking action as a group in hopes of being part of the solution to America's gun-violence problem. At this point, said Kristen Moore, Ann Arbor Ambassador for the Michiga

PHOTO: Michigan's Ukrainian community has held several rallies like this one to raise awareness and show support for their homeland, while also working to gather donations and send medical supplies and other needed items overseas. Photo courtesy of M. Howlyrak.

DETROIT, Mich. - As events continue to unfold and tensions escalate between Russia and Ukraine in the Crimean Peninsula, members of Michigan's large and active Ukrainian community are watching closely and mobilizing to help. Olena Palyvoda, vice president of the Ukrainian American Civic Committee,

PHOTO: A campaign aimed at educating Michiganders about Islam has taken to local highways, newspapers, and radio. Photo credit: M. Shand.

NOVI, Mich. - Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It's all part of an Islamic outreach group's attempt to change the conversation about the religion. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is th

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