The Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center

Chinese students visit Lion and Lamb

Bluffton University hosted a group of middle school students from China this summer; among their activities was an orientation of the Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center led by director Louise Matthews.

Through all appropriate means, but especially through arts and literature,
The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University promotes
the study of peace and justice,
cultural understanding
and nonviolent responses to conflict
with an emphasis on these themes for children.


                                                                                       Klassen Book





The Lion and Lamb has published a picture book, Swords to Plowshares, written by Lisa Weaver and illustrated by Amanda Huston '13.  Stop by The Lion and Lamb on Homecoming Day, Oct. 4, 2014, to attend a Book Launch and Reception with the author and illustrator from 9 - 10:30 a.m.  Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event for $21.35 (including tax.)

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Area teachers, Bluffton's teacher education students, parents and others use the center as a resource. Along with children's literature, The Lion and Lamb provides teacher resources, movies and music focused on themes of peace, and a visual art collection including children's book illustrations, fine art, sculptures and children's artwork.

The Lion and Lamb is generally open Tues.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fri. 9 a.m.-noon
Feel free to contact me at 419-358-3207 or to arrange another time.

Director: A. Louise Matthews
Student assistant: Bethanie Wedel

Books and More!

Books and More! video series

This video series highlights a few of the many children's books available and offers suggestions for follow-up conversations and activities. >>> more

Visual arts

Visual arts video series

The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center features interactive art pieces that inspire conversation about peace and conflict resolution. >>> video series


Children's program

Programs are available for groups of all ages. >>>more about programming