Marquette University News Release

Marquette University and the Center for Peacemaking to host the “Peacemaking and Nonviolence in World Religions” symposium

September 27, 2013

Event Information:

Date: Oct. 3
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Raynor Memorial Library,
Beaumier Suites, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Marquette University and the Center for Peacemaking will host the Peacemaking and Nonviolence in World Religions one-day symposium on Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Raynor Memorial Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will highlight the transformative teachings and practices within each of the major world religions. It aims to help the public grow in knowledge of how all faith traditions have the capacity to transform human consciousness and promote peace throughout the world.

Each of the seven featured religions will be covered in a one-hour session covering peacemaking, nonviolence, forgiveness and justice in each tradition.

Speakers include: Joshua Ezra Burns (Marquette University) on Judaism, Sin Yee Chan (University of Vermont) on Confucianism, Michael Duffey (Marquette University) on Christianity, Kalpana Mohanty (Gandhigram Rural Institute) on Hinduism, Irfan Omar (Marquette University) on Islam, Eleanor Rosch (UC-Berkeley) on Buddhism, and Tink Tinker (Iliff School of Theology) on Native Traditions.

The Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund, the Peace Studies Major, the Department of Theology and the U.S. Institute of Peace are co-sponsors of this event.

For more information and to register, visit the Center’s website or call 414-288-8444.


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