Making Peace with the World is Published

[Richard Sitler has been working on this photo project for years and he has produced a wonderful  book. It is a great way to celebrate the 50th, giving his book as a gift, or keeping it yourself for your coffee table.] 

Order Making Peace with the World, a commemorative book celebrating the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps, at

Other Places Publishing

The book is also available at

A portion of publisher proceeds from this title will go to Peace Corps projects around the globe.

In June 2009, Richard Sitler embarked on an epic journey to document Peace Corps Volunteers serving communities around the world. Over the next two years, Richard would find himself traversing the planet while staying with Peace Corps Volunteers, experiencing their communities and work sites, and documenting what it’s like to be a Volunteer in the modern Peace Corps.

Richard discovered that the values President Kennedy had imagined for the Peace Corps in his famous 1960 speech at the University of Michigan continue to be evident in the organization today. However, the Volunteer has evolved over the years.

 Volunteers today are no longer required to conform to the stereotypical image of young idealists giving up their comfortable lives to live in a grass hut. Rather, Richard discovers Volunteers are using modern technology, such as laptops and cell phones, to not only enrich their experience, but to impact their community as well. He sees how retired professionals bring years of experience and knowledge to their organizations. And how, as it always has been, Volunteers are changing lives while being forever changed themselves.

 This is the story of Peace Corps and its Volunteers, fifty years after conception.

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