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The Sinking of Sewol Sparks Terre Haute in Korean Community Engagement in the U.S.A.




On April 16, 2014, the South Korean ferry, Sewol, sank in the sea near Jindo County in South Korea. Many high school students drowned because of design flaws and from following wrong instructions from crew members for escaping the ship. South Koreans in and out of the country were devastated and angry about the news. In Terre Haute, Indiana, the South Korean families that lived

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Solidarity in Humanity




I hear frequent expressions of disillusionment not only from colleagues, but also from members of my community. They’re frustrated by daily reports of violence at home and abroad. They’re disturbed by expressions of intolerance and ignorance worldwide. They’re weary from the past ten years, which have been marked by economic instability, military interventions, and escalating violence in an increasing number of hot spots. I’m

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