The Lion & Lamb Peace Arts Center

Louise Matthews presents

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. 

Area teachers, 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 center is open for group and individual visits, and all programs and use of resources are free of charge.

The Lion and Lamb is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 - 11 a.m., 1 - 3 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Feel free to contact me at 419-358-3207 or to arrange another time.

Director: A. Louise Matthews
Student assistant: Anna Miller

Swords to Plowshares                                                   Medallion

The Lion and Lamb published a picture book, Swords to Plowshares, written by Lisa Weaver and illustrated by Amanda Huston '13. Stop by the center to purchase your copy for $10. To have a copy sent to you, simply print the order form and send with your payment.

>>> Order form



"Swords to Plowshares" is also sold at the Kauffman Museum in Newton, Kan., where John Klassen's MCC original medallion is located.

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