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Did you know that the United Nations has designated today as International Day of Peace? We hope you will join us in celebrating by taking a moment to promote peace and deepen your understanding of nonviolence.
Patrick Kennelly, Director

Take Action

Sign "The People's Agreement to Abolish War"

To recognize September 21st as the International Day of Peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers launched a petition titled "The People's Agreement to Abolish War." We hope you will read the agreement and consider signing the petition.

The Afghan Peace Volunteers are a group of grassroots peacemakers based in Kabul, Afghanistan who founded the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Over the past five years, representatives of the Center for Peacemaking have regularly visited the peace volunteers and developed an online course on nonviolence that the peace volunteers have completed.

Sign The People's Agreement to Abolish War

News & Updates

Grant renewed for Peace Works program in MPS schools 

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) recently renewed a grant agreement for the Center for Peacemaking to implement the Peace Works program in select MPS schools. The Peace Works program is returning for a second year at Synergy South and Southeastern Education Center and is being launched for the first year at St. Charles.

The Peace Works program uses a curriculum consisting of games, role play, discussion, and reflection to teach students skills linked to academic success and integral to social success. These skills include conflict resolution, verbal and nonverbal communication, dealing with emotions, and setting goals.

Last year in MPS 95% of students expressed satisfaction with the Peace Works program and 96% of program participants demonstrated progress toward their individual learning goals.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumna works for food justice in Omaha

While a student at Marquette, Ali Clark (Arts & Sciences '11) served on the Center for Peacemaking's student advisory council and organized a group of students to read about and discuss the intersection between peacemaking, food, and the environment. After graduating, Ali moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she has started Big Muddy Urban Farm and Snowshoe Candy Co. She was recently featured in the Summer edition of Marquette Magazine.

Foodie with a flairMarquette Magazine

News & Updates

Iraqi youth participate in peacebuilding workshop at Marquette

Youth from the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, participated in a one day Peace Works workshop on Marquette’s campus led by Pam Stahler, the Center for Peacemaking's Peace Works Coordinator.

The young leaders learned about topics including conflict escalation and de-escalation, understanding multiple perspectives, restorative justice, and principles of nonviolence. Each of these topics fit into an overarching activity of “creating a country.” The workshop concluded by tying together all of these concepts to understand the ways peacemaking principles can positively impact relationships between countries, relationships between individuals, and their relationship with themselves.

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 22nd | 6 pm
Love is a Verb
Documentary screening
Cudahay Hall 001

Sept. 23rd | 6 pm
Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
Jessica Howell, CRS
OIE Program Center
(4th floor, Holthusen Hall)

Oct. 27th | 5:30 pm
The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons: An Insider's Take on the Impact and Significance of the Iran Deal
Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund
Eisenberg Reading Room (3rd floor, Sensenbrenner Hall)

Other Notices:

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