Marquette offering an Ignatian Examen on dialogue and discernment in difficult times, Oct. 25

Stained glass window of St. Ignatius.
The stained glass window inside the chapel of the E. J. O’Brien Jesuit Residence Hall.

As the world and our own campus community grapple with the war between Israel and Hamas, the university community is invited to: “Ignatian Examen on the Israel-Hamas war: Dialogue and discernment in difficult times,” on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites. All students, faculty and staff are invited to learn, reflect and dialogue with the goal of discerning how we can work on behalf of peace and justice. 

St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen is an opportunity for peaceful, daily reflective prayer, which invites us to find the movement of God in all the people and events of our day. We cannot hope to make progress toward peace if we remain at the level of mutually exclusive positions; instead let us find a way to humanize one another through conversation.  

This event will provide a space for all members of the Marquette community to learn about the complexities of this situation and affirm the inherent dignity of every person. Members of our Jesuit community, as well as faculty and staff with expertise in the Middle East, peacemaking and discernment, will serve as small-group facilitators.  

All faculty, staff and students are invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.