Hi <<First Name>>,
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy time with friends and family. At the Center for Peacemaking we are grateful for all you do to support our work and the work of peacemakers on campus around the globe. Below are a few brief updates from our team.
Patrick Kennelly, Director
In the News
Peace Works program featured on WPR
Wisconsin Public Radio recently featured the Center for Peacemaking's Peace Works program on The Kathleen Dunn Show. The interview with Peace Works Coordinator Pam Stahler covered how Marquette University and Milwaukee Public Schools are partnering to teach nonviolence and conflict resolution to youth in Behavioral Reassignment (BR) schools.
Last year alone, the Peace Works program saw a decrease in student suspension rates by more than 90 percent, and more than 75 percent of the students had no suspensions after a year in the program. You can listen to the full interview at the link below.
Marquette program focusing on teaching nonviolent behaviors expanding in Milwaukee
| Wisconsin Public Radio
Advocacy & Action
Students engage in advocacy on human trafficking and migration
The CRS student ambassadors at Marquette have been working hard this semester to raise awareness on climate change, human trafficking, and migration. They have hosted several educational events and engaged hundreds of students in Catholic Relief Services and Catholics Confront Global Poverty advocacy campaigns on human trafficking and migration. You can read and sign the petitions at the links below.
Urge Congress to protect human dignity and combat human trafficking
| Catholics Confront Global Poverty
Congress, help Syrian refugees and others in need
| Catholic Relief Services
Publications & Presentations
Executive committee member publishes book on contemporary ecclesiology
Center for Peacemaking executive committee member Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J. recently published The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective
The book places the Holy Spirit and the church in the context of the ecumenical movement by offering new theological and pastoral insights from six theologians in five different churches into the work of the Holy Spirit in the churches of Christianity, in ecumenism, and in witness.
The Holy Spirit and the Church
Prayers for Peace
Advent Reflection Guide: A season to embrace gospel nonviolence
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns recently released a collection of reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the discussion by the 83 Catholic peacemakers who attended the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016.
Advent 2016 begins on Sunday, November 27 and ends on Saturday, December 24.
Week 1: Hope for peace in all things
Week 2: Prepare your heart to turn towards peace
Week 3: Rejoice, for the Lord is near
Week 4: Trust in God's peace
2016 Advent Reflection Guide
| Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns