A symposium on the Catholic Church’s approach to peacemaking and nonviolence will be held Friday, April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in AMU 163.
The symposium, “Nonviolent Peacemaking: Responding to the Call of Christ,” will feature experts on nonviolence as well as Marquette student and faculty presenters.
In April 2016, The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International hosted a conference at The Vatican titled “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence.” As a response to the international conference, the organizers plan to continue the conversation through the symposium.
The speakers include Dr. Maria Stephan, co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict and Senior Policy Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, on “Why Civil Resistance Works;” Dr. Terry Rynne, co-founder of the Marquette Center for Peacemaking and author of Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence and Jesus Christ, Peacemaker: A New Theology of Peace, on “Jesus and Nonviolence;” Mel Duncan, co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an organization with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, on “Interrupting Conflict and Building Peace;” and Dr. Ken Butigan, co-organizer of the Rome conference and Strategist for Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence, on “The Catholic Church and Nonviolence.”
The symposium is sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and Good Shepherd Parish.
Additional information and registration is available online.