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: Moving from awareness to compassion,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the AMU Monaghan Ballrooms.
This is a chance for our diverse community, which includes both Jewish and Muslim members, to come together with Marquette’s Jesuits in an effort to humanize one another through conversation. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
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. Jewish and Muslim faculty have been involved in planning the Examen.
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 builds on Marquette’s “Ignatian Examen on the Israel-Hamas war: Dialogue and discernment in difficult times,” which was held Oct. 25 and provided an opportunity to learn, reflect and dialogue with the goal of discerning how we can work on behalf of peace and justice.
All faculty, staff and students are invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served. No registration is required.